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Old 04-03-2014, 02:08 AM   #1
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2 par38 bulbs for 40g?

I was thinking of doing 2 par 38 led bulbs for the lighting on a 40g breeder. Think this would be sufficient?
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Old 04-03-2014, 02:41 AM   #2
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I you want to keep just softies that's probably be fine. Anything else and you'd want at least one more bulb.
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Old 04-03-2014, 05:40 AM   #3
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If you are going to go for w of the par38's why not just get a single fixture? The chines led panels from ebay and amazon are around $100 and would let you keep anything your heart desires.
Another option is the current orbit leds, I have one over my 40b and it looks awesome. Almost double the cost of the tao chinese led's though. Not too sure what high light corals the orbit can keep as well, I have mostly softies under mine with one stunner chalice that actually got burned cause the leds were too much for it.
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Carey's right I would go with a Chinese fixture just due to those par 38s will probably cost more than the other fixture. I also heard those Chinese fixtures do well for corals.
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Old 04-03-2014, 12:16 PM   #5
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Would you be so kind as to sending me a link from eBay for said Chinese fixture. So I know what I'm looking for. Thank you I've been looking for lighting for a while
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Old 04-04-2014, 03:59 AM   #6
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Is this what you are talking about says it's from china
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Old 04-04-2014, 09:51 AM   #7
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Yeah those are them.
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I would suggest looking for one with less reds though, or perhaps none at all.
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No red. Ok there's some on there with only blues and whites. Would those sustain corals?
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Old 04-04-2014, 03:06 PM   #10
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Oh yeah, full spectrum is more of a personal taste, all it really does IMO is give your tank a purplish hue.
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