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Old 03-06-2010, 10:35 AM   #1
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I recently was given a Marineland Double bright LED light for my 14 gal Saltwater tank. I want to start out getting some nice colorful live rock, would this light be ok to use and still have the live rock grow and all? What about a few small mushroom corals. I dont want anything crazy just some rock and maybe small mushroom coral. Any input would be great
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Old 03-06-2010, 10:49 AM   #2
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I don't have any experience with LEDs (yet) so I'll defer to someone who would know.
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Old 03-06-2010, 11:14 AM   #3
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thanx for thw welcome, anyone have any input?
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Old 03-06-2010, 05:09 PM   #4
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I don't think there are many of us out there with experience with LED "yet" as Neilanh said. Have you read what the manufacture recommends this light for?
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It doesnt seem to say much on what they recommend. But i guess im wondering how much light do i really need to just have live rock and a fish or two so i can have a healthy tank.?
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If you just want live rock and healthy fish any light will do. do you know how many watts the light is?
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It doesnt give an exact wattage but it says 450 lumens, not sure what that compares to. So basically If I want some nice live rock and fish the light will be fine? The live rock will still keep color and all? Sorry for all the stupid questions i am brand new at this and I really appreciate the help
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It's about as powerful as a standard strip light. You may get away with mushrooms, but not much else. It's marketed for fish viewing, not coral growing.
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Old 03-06-2010, 07:12 PM   #9
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But live rock will be fine as well?
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Live rock doesn't need special light so you'll be fine.
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