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Old 07-11-2013, 10:09 PM   #41
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Sure. If you like the way it looks.
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Old 07-12-2013, 05:15 PM   #42
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You're going to end up spending more money than you think anyway, tategrant. Either you are going to spend it on lighting or on dead corals. The cheap lights for 50-100 on ebay that say coral lps/sps are lies. The tao is the lowest i would go from my research. I have been trying to switch from metal halide to LEDs and have been reading non-stop to make sure i don't switch to something that kills all of my corals. The way you inquire about coral leads me to believe you will be sticking them in the tank and trust me it hurts to lose even a $10 frag and will drive some people from pursuing the hobby. Choose what fits your budget but you will lose you're investment if you put corals under those lights.
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Old 07-13-2013, 07:52 AM   #43
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The marine land ones are ok. Anything you want as long as you aren't keeping photosynthetic creatures.
Why aren't these good for photosynthetic creatures? I just put the 36"-48" marineland leds over my 40 g breeder tank.
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They are weak. Only 1 watt LEDs. They don't penetrate very well. Only good for medium light corals in a shallow tank.
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Great. More money wasted on this **** tank. This hobby is so frustrating. Am I better off going back to the T5 HO lights I had? I don't have any coral or anemones yet/anymore, but I do have plants. I would like to eventually have an anemone for my clowns to host.
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How many bulb T5? I Would prefer a more powerful LED fixture than T5s.
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How many bulb T5? I Would prefer a more powerful LED fixture than T5s.
4 lights.
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I would want a 6 lamp fixture over a 40b.
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Would 1 of these be better, or would I need 2?

Thanks for answering my questions.
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I would look for one with 30 blue and 25 white, and if you don't use the 90 degree optics, you can get away with 1.
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