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Old 11-01-2004, 09:41 PM   #1
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New Aquarium Lighting -- Live Rock

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I'd like to cycle my tank over the next 2 months with some Live Rock. It's a deeper tank than usual (taller) so it may require stronger lighting. How much light do I need to use to keep a small amount of Live Rock happy? What type should I use? Any suggestions are welcome. Much obliged!
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I don't think you'll need any special lighting for the rocks. If you were going to go with an anemone or corals n such, thats a different story. Corraline will grow with minimal light, my husbands tank had a regular 80 watt light on his 55 and corraline grow in several spots.

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Old 11-02-2004, 09:27 AM   #3
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Your lighting requirements should be determined based on what kind of tank you want to keep. FOWLR, Reef, FO etc. If you could supply some more information, including the dimensions of your tank and what you plan to put in it, we can advise accordingly. HTH
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