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Old 02-27-2013, 10:26 PM   #1
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Lighting question for my fowlr tank

Well I'm in a pickle again. My 2 year old was helping me with a water change and decided my LED lights needed washed. Needless to say they no longer are functioning. My question is I have 2 shop lights sitting around and a couple T8 full spectrum bulbs 4 total. I have a 90 gallon with just fish and live rock as well as a bubble tip and a condy anemone. I have some extra mylar sitting about from an old project, if I lined the inside of the shop lights for added reflection would that be enough light to keep my anemones healthy for a month or two till I can replace me led lights.
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Old 02-28-2013, 08:56 PM   #2
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Afraid not.... 'nems are high light critters, and T8's aren't nearly powerful enough.
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You no longer have a FOWLR. The day you added the photosynthetic creatures, you gained a "reef". That said, I agree with Phranque. Strong lighting is a priority.
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There better than nothing right now but in my opinion your nem health will start deteriorating so you should make that purchase as fast as possible. I know how it is nothing breaks down when you have the money to replace it.
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I ended up getting a new light 4t5ho's I didn't want to risk there health because I'm cheap lol. Thank u all for the quick responses.
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I don't know if a 4 bulb is going to do it. You have a pretty tall tank.
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