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Old 08-11-2003, 11:44 AM   #1
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Lighting for live rock

I am going to set up a 55 gal tank with live rock and later some fish and was wondering what I need for lighting to sustain live rock. I currently have a double strip hood with a 47" Coralife actinic 03, and a 47" coralife 10,000k super daylight. These are from a fish only tank I had before. Any suggestions. Thanks...
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IMO, 2-3 WPG will sustain coraline growth on LR, as well as most of the hitchikers.
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Old 08-15-2003, 01:15 PM   #3
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I currently have a double strip hood with a 47" Coralife actinic 03, and a 47" coralife 10,000k super daylight
I meant to say 48" instead of 47" sorry.
Anyway I am not sure how many watts the strip is I do know it has 2 ballast and two bulbs so it probably isnt enough light. Where would the wattage be printed? Also what kind of bulbls would be good for live rock 10,000k, Actinic, 50/50 ect. Do I need a hood with 3 or 4 bulbs instead of 2? I dont plan to grow any coral or anything like that just want to sustain the live rock. Sorry for all the questions. Thanks...
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Actinic is the most benificial for for coralline, so Im told. 50/50 is better for viewing, try using both. HTH
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