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Old 04-02-2011, 03:56 PM   #11
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That would depend on the tank size and depth. Unless it is a smaller tank (20g or less), I think a 4 bulb would be better for coral.
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Old 04-02-2011, 04:16 PM   #12
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That would depend on the tank size and depth. Unless it is a smaller tank (20g or less), I think a 4 bulb would be better for coral.
I read that the 4 bulb is better but thats 100 dollars more. I found that t5 at marineandreef.com. So the 2 bulb won't do my tank any good?

Its 36 gallon bowfront. 30'L and 21'H
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I need to let others respond because I just don't know enough about lighting to give an educated answer. IMO the 2 bulbs are a start but would not be enough light. I guess it all depends on what kind of corals you are looking for and how high up in the tank they are placed. If they are lower light corals and are in the top 1/3 or 1/4 of the tank under the light then it MIGHT be ok.
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I need to let others respond because I just don't know enough about lighting to give an educated answer. IMO the 2 bulbs are a start but would not be enough light. I guess it all depends on what kind of corals you are looking for and how high up in the tank they are placed. If they are lower light corals and are in the top 1/3 or 1/4 of the tank under the light then it MIGHT be ok.
Hmm ok well thankyou for the help:]
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i think he thought you were leaning toward fish only, or plants...until later.. if you are serious about saltwater you will absolutely want 4 t5s H.O.,if not 6 10,000k. (maybe 1 actinic) soft corals need less light than hard coral...novas are cheaper but louder than some of the other fixtures. hope i help
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