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Old 07-14-2009, 03:01 PM   #1
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Mairine glo 20w

I gotta marine glo 20w t8 for my tank today glos blue
lfs says this will be good for anenome and live rock and my fish comments...

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Old 07-14-2009, 03:45 PM   #2
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dont think T8 20w will be enought light TBH for anenome.

Be fine for a FOWLR
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That won't even be close to enough light for an anemone, or any photosynthetic corals either.
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Your LFS lied to you unfortunately. Nowhere near enough for an anenome. Incidently I dont like going by watts but you`ll need roughly around 150 watts of lighting. Going by watts is so broad and general but I just wanted you to see how far you are off.
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Hmmm i thought he might be
SO what would you guys suggest that would be cheap light setup for my 35 gallon so that i could keep one alive and well in my tank ?????
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The 20 w Bulbs are the strongest ones i can get for my hood it only takes a 24" bulb so im not sure what to do.......
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As I mentioned in one of your other threads you`ll need a t5KO system but it wont be cheap. You`ll need a whole new lighting system.
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Old 07-14-2009, 06:40 PM   #8
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Yes, definitely. A HO T5 light strip would be a good choice, and is what we are using for our 50 gallon. Unfortunately, the light we have retails for about $315 new... but we were able to get it used from a member of our local reef club for much cheaper. If you can't buy a new fixture right now, I'd suggest running your tank as a FOWLR for now, and looking for good deals on used lights in your area. If there is a reef club in your area that would be a good place to start.
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ok T5ko thanks my marine glo 20w should be fine for a FOWLR for now though?
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Actually I think that's supposed to read T5HO (T5 high output, normal output T5's won't cut it either). Whatever light you have is fine for a FOWLR.
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