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Old 05-10-2010, 09:42 PM   #1
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Coralife T5

Was wondering if these would produce enough light to have corals in tank. Tank is 38 gallons



Pic is blurry, but a 10k bulb and a actinic bulb

Again sorry for the blurry pic, just giving you a size of the bulb.
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Old 05-10-2010, 10:10 PM   #2
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Old 05-10-2010, 10:13 PM   #3
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39 watt for each 10k bulb and actinic bulb

Coralife Aqualight High Output T5 Aquarium Lighting Fixture, 2X39W, 36 inch
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is this a sw or fw tank? i use these on fw tanks.
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ok i have no input on that lol
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Old 05-10-2010, 10:38 PM   #7
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Of course the LFS said I could use them for corals in my tank. Always skeptical on what the local fish store employees say. I may stack another set of T5s on my tank and put both actinic bulbs in one and both 10k bulbs in the other. That way I can turn them on and off individually.
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Old 05-10-2010, 11:41 PM   #8
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yea thats only 2 watts per gallon. I would think you need at least 4 wpg for corals. but hopefully someone else will chime in to verify.
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With 4 39w lamps of T-5 HO bulbs you would be able to have most LPS. Zoa's and leathers. You might be able to do some sps if they where put high up and directly under the lights.
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Just make sure that they are in fact High Output lamps.
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