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Old 05-19-2012, 01:16 PM   #1
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I got a 48" coralife light with 2 bulbs in it, first one is a colormax f28 -t5 n second is a 6700k f28 -t5. Can anyone tell me what this light is capable of housing?
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Can you tell me what is in the tank. Is it FW or SW? What kind of fish and corals if any?
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I'm not using the light right now. I wanted to get an idea of what I can use it for.
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That's configured for a planted tank
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I got a 48" coralife light with 2 bulbs in it, first one is a colormax f28 -t5 n second is a 6700k f28 -t5. Can anyone tell me what this light is capable of housing?
Hello browns...

Two T5 bulbs will put out some very intense light in a very narrow area. I've never used anything that bright, but my best guess is they're capable of growing most aquarium plants on the market. So, you can take your pick! A bulb in the 6500K range is recommended. It will come closest to natural daylight at 5500K.

I use the old florescent T8s and T12s and grow enough plants to fill three 55 gallon tanks.

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Would these bulbs support coral life or do I need different kind of bulbs?
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Old 05-19-2012, 07:33 PM   #7
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The bulbs are not sufficient for supporting coral, and algae growth will be overwelming. You want a 10k bulb and a 460 Actinic bulb. I recommend ATI bulbs, very good. As stated the current light configuration is for planted freshwater not reef tank.
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