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Old 10-17-2013, 08:09 PM   #1
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would this light work

Would this light work for soft corals on a FOWLR tank




24" T5 Quad 96W w/Timer Marine Version(4x 24W)
Excellent for marine, reef, and cichlid aquariums. Includes built-in timer for automatic operations.
Fixture comes with 2x 10000K and 2x Actinic Blue lamps.
Features:
  • Dimensions - 23.75Ē x 8.50Ē x 3.00Ē
  • Brackets add 2.75" in height
  • Supports 4x 24W T5 high output fluorescent lamps
  • Supports 2x Bluemoon LED
  • 96W total power
  • Built-in Timer for automatic light settings
  • Black, non corrosive powder coated aluminum housing
  • Non-corrosive powder coated aluminum housing
  • Highly polished, contoured reflector
  • Cooling Fan
  • Mounting brackets
  • Plug and play electronic ballast for quick swap
  • Optional hanging kit (add $13.00)

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  • 1x 24" T5 Quad w/Timer fixture
  • 1x Mounting Legs Set
  • 2x 24W T5 HO lamps 10000K
  • 2x 24W T5 HO lamps Actinic Blue
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Old 10-17-2013, 08:14 PM   #2
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how long and deep is your tank?
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Old 10-17-2013, 08:19 PM   #3
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it's a 20 gallon tall....24" long...12" wide and 14" deep
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Old 10-17-2013, 08:26 PM   #4
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For fish only any light you pick will be good. That light will actually allow you to keep some corals in the future if thats what you wanna do.
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Old 10-17-2013, 08:49 PM   #5
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Hi Carey.
Thanks...How about a LED light for this tank
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Old 10-17-2013, 11:00 PM   #6
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Hi Carey. Thanks...How about a LED light for this tank
Look into par38 led lights off eBay for that size
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Old 10-17-2013, 11:09 PM   #7
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how many would I need and how do you mount them ?
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how many would I need and how do you mount them ?
I'd say just one strong one unless you're going to do sps corals. I'm not too keen on smaller tank requirements. They sell them as a kit for $60ish with a flexible gooseneck mounting system. Check on amazon and ebay
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Old 10-17-2013, 11:24 PM   #9
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I was just looking at them. I see they come in different watt sizes. what would you recommend....how about t-5 lights for this size tank
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I was just looking at them. I see they come in different watt sizes. what would you recommend....how about t-5 lights for this size tank
T-5s don't have the quality of light as far as aesthetics IMO and you have to replace the bulbs every 6-9 months. I'd go with a par38 in the 50ish watt range.
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