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Old 04-22-2014, 11:04 PM   #1
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Are leds good for growing coral??

Right now i am using an led light set up i bought from petco for 160 bucks not sure on the brand but i remembered when i bought them i wanted the best they had and the lady sent me to these so now im starting to do some coral. A friend gave me a kenya tree and a mushroom just wondering if these leds will give them the light they need to survive.
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Old 04-22-2014, 11:18 PM   #2
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I am sure they will be fine for a Kenya tree! Likely not much else!
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Old 04-22-2014, 11:35 PM   #3
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Which lights, and on what size tank?

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Old 04-22-2014, 11:45 PM   #4
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Ok i found them on petcos site they are fluval ones and they are on a 55 gal tank not sure if my tank is longer than normal but its 48" longClick image for larger version

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For the Kenya tree, and mushrooms, medium light and flow are often enough, but not really a coral keeping light. How do they look under the light?

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I actually havent been home yet to look at them (and to get any kind of feed back from my wife who all i can get out of her is to feed fish and maybee run a water test and change filters lol) but i will be home from offshore in a week so ill check them out than
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it all depends on the light, there are led's out there that are .5 watts and still say for corals but they really are not, you want a light that has 3 watt led's and preferably Cree 3 watt led's
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Low light corals only. Kenya trees and mushrooms should be ok.
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Looks like a freshwater LED...
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