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Old 11-05-2014, 05:03 AM   #1
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Hi, would like to go with corals that require medium to medium/high light.

I'm going to be using a 55G tank.

I'm not sure what type of lighting to look for or what wattage I need as the research I've done only lists "medium to medium/high light"

Can someone shed some light on the subject? (Heh) What type of lighting do you recommend?


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Old 11-05-2014, 10:15 AM   #2
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tao panels are popular. run about 80 bucks each i think.
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tao panels are popular. run about 80 bucks each i think.
+1 2 of them would be sufficient for a 55g
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Awesome thank you. I read somewhere that to keep zoas you need 3 to 4 watts per gallon is this accurate?


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And where do you order your tao panels from?


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Awesome thank you. I read somewhere that to keep zoas you need 3 to 4 watts per gallon is this accurate?


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Nope. Watts per gallon is a completely useless measurement. A 50g column tank is going to have vastly different lighting needs than a standard 55g for example.
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Lol! I didn't even think of that. Seems like a silly question now haha.

This may be asking a lot but could you point me to a website or link that I could find a tao panel to order?

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Would the full spectrum one be best to show coral colours?


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