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Old 06-23-2013, 07:37 PM   #1
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supplemental lighting

I have a ten gallon tank with a custom built
reefbrite xho double output 50/50 led light. it's what my lfs suggested. I eventually want to get a clam and I am afraid this light won't be enough. does anyone have any suggestions? all the stuff I have has been growing nicely, but it's all like zoas and frogspawn and such. I just want to have optimum conditions for this clam
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They say these are as powerful as a T5 lamp. I would say no- not strong enough for a clam.
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what do you think I should have then?
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A couple of them I would think. I would have to check PAR numbers to be sure, but a single T5 lamp isn't strong enough for a clam.
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okay! so then if I get another should I get another half daylight half blue? does color affect par? I am a little clueless haha. and would that fry zoas and such?
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Well, proper acclimation is the key, but you are wanting to put a very high light creature with moderate light corals. If the zoas are doing well under a single one, I would imagine a long acclimation to double the amount of light to be necessary.
Generally color effects PAR, but On the LED units I have, I've noticed that The PAR is about the same with the whites and blues. Again, not sure without a meter.
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thanks, that was just the info I was looking for!
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