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Old 07-02-2012, 12:01 AM   #1
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lighting for live rock

I'm thinking of turning my 125 into a FOWLR system in the near future its something i've wanted to do for a pretty decent amount of time! I don't intend to keep coral but I don't intend to have nearly 150 pounds of live rock and I know the standard lighting on the tank isn't enough but I have no idea what is enough so any help its great! I was looking at the coral life 48 inch strips that can be connected its T5 HO with two lamps and I was wondering if one or even two of these connected together would be enough lighting for the live rock I think they put out 108 Watts per fixture?
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Old 07-02-2012, 12:07 AM   #2
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No special lighting is needed for live rock . Just use whatever you like best. I'm using a 4 ft t8 bulb in my 180 lol.
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So you think a 4 foot t5HO would be plenty good enough?
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Some don't like the look of the dimmer ends of the tank . If you like it then it will be fine.
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Old 07-03-2012, 11:10 AM   #5
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Use whatever you want. Live rock needs no special lighting and stock lighting will be fine.
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