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Old 02-14-2012, 03:02 AM   #1
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Lightbulb Is this light fixture good? Good for coral?

48" 260w Pl Aquarium Light Reef Marine Fish Tank Hood Light

I BOUGHT THIS LIGHT FOR MY FOWLR 90G TANK AND HAVE BEEN USING IT FOR SOME TIME, BUT WOULD LIKE TO START GETTING INTO CORAL, SO I WAS WONDERING IF THIS FIXTURE IS SUFFICIENT?

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http://www.amazon.com/260w-Aquarium-Light-Reef-Marine/dp/B004OOMXFI/ref=sr_1_1?s=pet-supplies&ie=UTF8&qid=1324979324&sr=1-1

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Old 02-14-2012, 03:11 AM   #2
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That light should allow you to keep most easy corals and some LPS coral as well, in my opinion.
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I have one similar to this and kept an acropora frag under it. It was high in the tank though. It kept color and grew for 2 months until I moved it to my other tank.
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THANKS CAREY! i was actually gonna start another thread in regards to which corals i should get as a beginner. any input/ info you can give me?
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Old 02-14-2012, 03:16 AM   #5
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@ slitherbomb- will coral do well near the bottom?
and which kind would b good for a begginer like myself?
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Old 02-14-2012, 03:42 AM   #6
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That's a PC fixture and only 4 bulbs over a 90g tank. That's enough to keep LPS at the top but not enough for SPS. I recommend getting a 4 bulb t5ho and use them together for best results. Then you can grow SPS and clams
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As far as beginner corals try some zooanthids, mushrooms and maybe a leather. LPS are things like torches and hammer corals. Those should do ok as long as they are placed well.

Here is a link to scope out some corals. It will tell you the requirements of the corals and other useful information.

Beginner Corals: Corals Suitable for Beginners in Saltwater Aquariums
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as far as beginner corals try some zooanthids, mushrooms and maybe a leather. lps are things like torches and hammer corals. Those should do ok as long as they are placed well.

Here is a link to scope out some corals. It will tell you the requirements of the corals and other useful information.

beginner corals: Corals suitable for beginners in saltwater aquariums

thanks carey, i'll take a look at it
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any one else have any input of this light???
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Old 02-15-2012, 04:37 AM   #10
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any one else have any input of this light???
I mean....what else do you need help with?
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