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Old 09-07-2015, 08:51 PM   #1
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LIGHTING 20 gallon saltwater tank.

I'm starting a 20 gallon (tall) saltwater tank with some soft corals and low light corals. I light I have on it now wont be good for it so I have to get a new one. So I have a budget and I am not going past $60 on a new lighting system. Here are a few link to what I have been looking at, can you tell me if they are good enough for soft corals and low light corals in a 20 gallon tall?

T5 Quad 24" 6500K Aquarium Light Hood Freshwater Plant Discus LED Lighitng 96W | eBay

SolarMax 20" T5 Aquarium Tank Strip Light Fixture 120 | eBay

T5 Quad 20" Aquarium Light 72W Cichlid Marine Reef LED 4X 18W Lamps Nano | eBay

T5 Quad 30" Timer Aquarium Light Marine Coral Reef Cichlid LED Fan HO 96W 75 Cm | eBay
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Old 09-07-2015, 09:00 PM   #2
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The first one you'd need to replace the bulbs on immediately and that would roughly double (probably a little more) the cost, the second one is junk, the third and 4th could work (the color would look terrible imho) and all the t5 units would need the bulbs replaced 2-3 times a year (which gets expensive). Your best bet would be to save up and get a quality led unit


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Will this led unit grow some soft corals and low light corals?

24" 36" 48" LED Aquarium Light Full Spectrum Multi Color Marine Fish Tank Lamp | eBay
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I wouldn't use an LED unit with anything less that a 1w LED.
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I wouldn't use an LED unit with anything less that a 1w LED.
24" 48" LED Aquarium Light Multi Color Coral Reef Marine Fish Tank 72W 108W 144W | eBay

Is that what your recommending....the link you provided?
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Yes, in place of the one you linked. Its as cheap as the one you were looking at.
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