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Old 11-14-2013, 07:15 PM   #11
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I'm assuming it is a condy anemone and ime they don't need as much light as other nems like bubble tips and so on. How long have you had the nem? T5 lighting, metal halides or high powered leds will be required to keep stony corals. Softies you can get by with compact fluorescents or power compacts but growth will be slow. T8 will not grow any coral except maybe mushrooms.
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It's a pink tipped anemone and how much are those lights I'm 16 and don't have a job haha so I'm trying to keep a salt water tank going on pretty much an empty wallet
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http://www.aquatraders.com/T5-Aquarium-Lighting-s/9.htm
Search through those, a 2 bulb fixture will be great for softies. A 4 bulb would be even better.
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Oh wow those are super cheap compared to the sites I was looking on I saw a light for sale at over $1300
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what size tank is this for? i would get a 120w dimmable led, then you can grow anything you want and won't have to change the bulbs every 6-12 months like with fluorescent lighting. i got my bridgelux 120w dimmable for 117 dollars
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Old 11-14-2013, 07:49 PM   #16
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It's for a 40g tall here's what the tank looks like so far I don't have fish yet but I have 10 blue legged crabs a skunk cleaner shrimp a pink tipped anemone and a chocolate chip star fish
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I agree with the dimmable eBay leds. Thought the tank was smaller for some reason lol.
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It's for a 40g tall here's what the tank looks like so far I don't have fish yet but I have 10 blue legged crabs a skunk cleaner shrimp a pink tipped anemone and a chocolate chip star fish
a 120w dimmable would be perfect for your tank. I've used t5ho and won't ever go back with how cheap and reliable leds have become
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Ok thanks guys how long do LEDs last and what do I search for and where should I look for these dimable lights
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Ok thanks guys how long do LEDs last and what do I search for and where should I look for these dimable lights
they last 50k hours, which if you ran them for 10 hours a day thats 5000 days or over 13 years. t5 bulbs need replacing after a year so it pays for itself. just search 120w dimmable led on ebay and look at the reviews
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