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Old 10-22-2012, 09:45 PM   #11
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Thanks for all the opinions. But what do you think of the one in my first post?
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Old 10-22-2012, 09:50 PM   #12
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Think they would work for softies... Jmo
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Old 10-22-2012, 09:51 PM   #13
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That is a 75 watt fixture, yielding at best 2 watts per gallon on your 35. If your tank is relatively shallow, you can grow some easy corals. But you will need twice that amount for more light hungry organisms like SPS and most anemones.
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Old 10-22-2012, 10:48 PM   #14
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Well right now I have two 39watt t5 ho bulbs. Its 78 Watts total. Things seem to be going good with them. I only have one spa is a Hollywood stunner chalice I believe. I think my tank is 16" deep. I have that chalice piece up top right under the light. I don't plan to get any anemones of acro/montiporas. I also have the 6500k led light with atinics. Not sure how much it helps but I use the atinics at night on it.
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I'm looking for an affordable energy efficient light. Figured leds would be the way to go seeing as they last about 5 years and I don't have to buy two $30 bulbs every so often.
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I think you'll be okay.
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Old 10-22-2012, 11:07 PM   #17
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So you think it would be worth the investment?
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Old 10-22-2012, 11:23 PM   #18
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So you think it would be worth the investment?
Not that led, no.
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Old 10-23-2012, 12:16 AM   #19
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Why not?
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Old 10-23-2012, 12:27 AM   #20
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Why not?
Won't really grow anything. Trust me, u start with coral and it's addicting. You'll want more and different stuff. Y not just get something that will support all kinds of corals without having to upgrade later?
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