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Old 06-27-2013, 01:54 AM   #1
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Lighting help please

I want to get an 18" led light for my tank that I plan on putting coral and anemones is my question is would this work?

3 watt LED
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Old 06-27-2013, 01:17 PM   #2
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Its hard to tell whats sufficient without PAR meters to tell. It also depends pn what type of coral you want to keep.
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Its hard to tell whats sufficient without PAR meters to tell. It also depends pn what type of coral you want to keep.
Par meters? and well mainly mushrooms feather dusters some polyps and some anemones for my clowns
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http://www.inda-gro.com/pdf/aquarium-lighting.pdf

Check it out. Its a device that measures the "intensity" of your lights at whatver depth you need.
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Is that 3 watts per led or a total of 3 watts?

Can you post a link to the led unit?
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Old 06-28-2013, 10:11 AM   #6
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This is the light :/
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Old 06-28-2013, 10:31 AM   #7
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http://www.inda-gro.com/pdf/aquarium-lighting.pdf

Check it out. Its a device that measures the "intensity" of your lights at whatver depth you need.
Well I want to get some feather dusters and a couple anemones ( bubble tip, purple long tent and green long tent) coral wise candy cane coral, neon green favia, green alveopora ,Green plant coral ,Red War Coral these are just some I'm interested in getting
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I dont think you can keep an anemone or many types of coral under that light.
It saids that it's a "3 watt led". But it doesn't say if it's 3 watts per bulb or 3 watts in total. However based on the price of the product (around $40 on ebay), I'm guessing that it's 3 watts total. Even if you have a shallow tank, you won't be able to keep something that demands a lot of light like an anemone. You might be able to keep mushrooms though.
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I dont think you can keep an anemone or many types of coral under that light.
It saids that it's a "3 watt led". But it doesn't say if it's 3 watts per bulb or 3 watts in total. However based on the price of the product (around $40 on ebay), I'm guessing that it's 3 watts total. Even if you have a shallow tank, you won't be able to keep something that demands a lot of light like an anemone. You might be able to keep mushrooms though.
What if I get 2
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What if I get 2
what's the dimensions of your tank?
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