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Old 07-24-2011, 07:35 PM   #1
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Lighting for corals

Will T5 HO lights work for growing sps corals
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how many bulbs?>
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Old 07-24-2011, 07:51 PM   #3
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4 21 watt lamps
2 12,000 k and 2 460nm blue
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What size tank?

It is not the type of bulb that is needed, just lots of light. I had clams and SPS growing great under compact fluorescents.
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It's a 20 gallon tank.
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Yeah, you should be fine.
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Do I have to use any supplements?
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Depends on your tank, the corals, etc. There will always be some sort of limiting factor. Light, temperature, food, Ca, Mg, KH, etc. can all be limiting factors.
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