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Old 03-21-2014, 11:33 PM   #1
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how many watts do I need?

I want to do corals, but how many watts does my light need to be for basic corals?
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Look into the taotronic dimmable led's they'll give you all the light you'll ever need about $120 to $150 each. How big is the tank
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Look into the taotronic dimmable led's they'll give you all the light you'll ever need about $120 to $150 each. How big is the tank

His tank is only 5 gallons. A Tao panel would burn everything.

OP- Look into some par30 or par38 bulbs. Don't get one that is two strong, maybe 2:3 blue white ratio with 5 LED total.
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His tank is only 5 gallons. A Tao panel would burn everything.

OP- Look into some par30 or par38 bulbs. Don't get one that is two strong, maybe 2:3 blue white ratio with 5 LED total.
Oh no that won't work he didn't say the size
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I have a thirty gallon I want to convert to saltwater. I wouldn't do corals in a 5 gallo since its so small.
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Corals are the star of the show in a 5... For a thirty grab a Tao panel.
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I have a thirty gallon I want to convert to saltwater. I wouldn't do corals in a 5 gallo since its so small.
What would you do in a 5 then? Just live rock, sand and a couple inverts? No fish can go in that size tank. Coral only 5 gallons look amazing
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