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Old 08-16-2015, 08:26 PM   #21
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Well, the sun corals thankfully won't need any light. They are non-photosynthetic and need to be fed. Can be tricky.
BUT, everything else are lower light corals. With a 20 gallon tank, you can easily get away with a simple 2 bulb T5HO as long as you aren't wanting to get anything that requires more light. If you do, things get more expensive unless you get yourself one of the cheap chinese LED panels...but then you can keep anything you'd ever want under one of those.
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Well, the sun corals thankfully won't need any light. They are non-photosynthetic and need to be fed. Can be tricky.
BUT, everything else are lower light corals. With a 20 gallon tank, you can easily get away with a simple 2 bulb T5HO as long as you aren't wanting to get anything that requires more light. If you do, things get more expensive unless you get yourself one of the cheap chinese LED panels...but then you can keep anything you'd ever want under one of those.

Ok Say outta all those corals I listed so if I get 2 or 3 of them can only T5HO bulb handle that?
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Sure...I don't know of any units that come in odd numbers though.
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Old 08-16-2015, 09:07 PM   #24
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OK I really don't care how much is is as long as it doesn't go past $100.... Where can I get a fixture at for a nice price? The corals Im going to list Im only getting like 3-4 of them maybe not that.... Here's the corals Im looking at ....
Green Star Polyps
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Kenya Tree Corals
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Button Polyps
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I have these units over my 240g tank. See in my pics.
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I have a model very similar to this on my 10G and it is powerful! Great light, you just have to suspend it.


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Will This Be Ok over my 20 gallon with some low light corals? Its the link below

T5 Quad 20" Aquarium Light 72W Cichlid Marine Reef LED 4X 18W Lamps Nano | eBay
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If this were my tank, I would NOT be using t5s. We've got the red Sea max s-500, which comes with t5s. SPS grow well, but the colors look absolutely awful (they look better under room lighting than under the tank lighting), the fixture gets very very hot, and the bulbs need to be replaced once a year.

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If this were my tank, I would NOT be using t5s. We've got the red Sea max s-500, which comes with t5s. SPS grow well, but the colors look absolutely awful (they look better under room lighting than under the tank lighting), the fixture gets very very hot, and the bulbs need to be replaced once a year.

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You need the correct light, 2 blues, 1 actinic and 1 10k, you can even get by without using a white light on T5s.
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We've got the right lights. It's still awful

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Will This Be Ok over my 20 gallon with some low light corals? Its the link below

T5 Quad 20" Aquarium Light 72W Cichlid Marine Reef LED 4X 18W Lamps Nano | eBay
Yes it will be more than enough over your 20g tank. Hoping the guy lets you pick your light bulbs. Tell him you want 2 Blue Actinic, 1 Super Actinic, and one 12k.
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