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Old 10-22-2012, 07:23 PM   #1
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totally confused by lighting

Ok...been reading about lighting and have no clue. We have a 25g bow front tank. We have a lighting unit with two bulbs that come in the same time. 2p-9p. White- t5 HO 10000k 18w BA
Blue- t5 HO 420/460 18w WAC
Tis is what the guy st the store tild us to get. At first we just had a royal gramma, goby, 2 chromis and shrimp. We recently added a GSP, red mushroom & green fuzzy mushroom corals. People keep talking about moon lights and LEDs....do we need those ? Do we need to add another unit like we have or are we ok?
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Old 10-22-2012, 07:24 PM   #2
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Old 10-22-2012, 07:31 PM   #3
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That lighting will be perfectly fine for soft corals. The moonlights are just for your viewing pleasure at night and are usually just a couple low wattage leds.
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Old 10-22-2012, 08:25 PM   #4
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No, moonlights aren't needed. I did get some cuz i was always using a flashlight to see what was going on at night. Lol. and LEDs aren't a necessity either, I got them just because I like the shimmer effect they cause on the bottom of the tank.
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