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Old 03-19-2014, 11:07 PM   #1
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What would be a good light for a custom 5.5 gallon pico for all corals
Something reasonably priced
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Old 03-19-2014, 11:39 PM   #2
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What would be a good light for a custom 5.5 gallon pico for all corals
Something reasonably priced

What's reasonable to you. Lighting will be your biggest expense most likely, and the par bulbs I already referred you too are on the cheap end as far as reef lighting is concerned

Edit: reefkoi's par38 is $80 I believe and has a nice 20k look
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Yes you did but I'm thinking more of a panel than on screw in bulb thanks for your suggestion though
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Reasonably priced is under $100 preferably around 60
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One more thing how many wats or whatever would you need to grow realy any coral
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A panel like the Taos will be overkill on that small of a tank, and tough to find for $100. IMHO a par38 would give you exactly what your looking for, and will grow anything you want in a 5.
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What about a CPR aquatic aquafuge from dr f&s
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Old 03-19-2014, 11:54 PM   #8
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The medium is 24 watts and fits a 5.5 perfectly in inches but will that be strong enough
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That's a fuge light, it's for macros and it's not gonna work for corals. You could do a cool macro tank though
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