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Old 12-28-2004, 05:55 PM   #1
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Is this enough lighting

I have a 40gal breeder that will be FOWLR. It will have some inverts like shrimp, snails, and hermits. Also some feather dusters. I was wondering if this amount of light will be enough to keep my LR alive and allow it to grow that purple and pink stuff that i see on many sw tanks.

Two bulbs total both made by Coralife:
1. 36" Actinic
2. 36" 10,000k

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Old 12-28-2004, 05:57 PM   #2
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96w bulbs? Those will be plenty to keep LR alive and healthy. You can keep some low light and low-medium light corals too
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96w bulbs are actually 34"...so he could be talking about some normal output tubes. However, even a pair of those would be enough to sustain a simple FOWLR setup.
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Yes they are NO bulbs. About 30w each. I was told that the LR would stay alive, but i would get no coraline growth. The only thing i would get would be a lot of green hair algae. Any Suggestions?
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Old 12-28-2004, 06:55 PM   #5
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Actually, you should be able to grow coraline algae with those lights contrary to what your lfs believes. Before I bought my new lighting setup, I was getting coraline growth with my NO bulbs. If you have room, add another strip with some 50/actinic lights. Importantly, make sure your calcium levels are good as this will help promote coraline growth. HTH

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What kind of NO bulbs did you have in your original setup when u got Coraline growth?
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originally, I started off with 2 NO: 1 10,000 and 1 50/50. I wasn't very pleased with the way it looked since it seemed too dark for a 90G, so I added 2 more bulbs, which consisted of a Blue Moon and a 50/50. It was more pleasing to the eye, but it didn't have the look I was looking for. However, even when I got the original setup, I was able to get coraline growth before adding the additional lights. Mine were 48" 40w NO. The Blue Moon was one of my favorite bulbs that were added during that time, and I think it may have even contributed to the coraline growth even more. HTH

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36" 10,000K with Actinic lights sound like 192w which is more than enough.
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36" 10,000K with Actinic lights sound like 192w which is more than enough.
Right, except we already determined that he is talking about 36" NO bulbs at 30w each, and that PC bulbs are actually 34", not 36"
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So how much many wats does he have going to much math
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