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Old 10-29-2012, 06:46 PM   #1
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Lighting??

I have a 55 gal tank. I'm using two 24" fluorescent fixtures each with one 18" 15 watt bulb. The bulbs are 50/50 10000k white/ lunar blue. Will that work for corals and anemones? I know T5/metal halide/LED is recommended for salt water. Is it just the higher wattage that's needed? The temp of the light is the same. Can anyone recommend a good affordable light? Thanks for the help.
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Old 10-29-2012, 06:50 PM   #2
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Old 10-29-2012, 07:55 PM   #3
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Youre going to need more light. Whats your budget?
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Old 10-29-2012, 09:26 PM   #4
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I actually borrowed a T5 from my uncle and tore it off that day because it is hurting my eyes so much. I know that they are a great light and all but I couldn't handle it. I had a different one thoe, I will get back to you on that one.
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Old 10-30-2012, 12:04 AM   #5
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I have a cycled 55 and was wondering on lights myself. Lets say budget around 100 bucks? Would that get me what I need for corals?
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Old 10-30-2012, 12:07 AM   #6
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I have a cycled 55 and was wondering on lights myself. Lets say budget around 100 bucks? Would that get me what I need for corals?
If you could find a deal on craigslist or something but that's really pushing it for anything other then the lowest of low light corals
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Old 10-30-2012, 12:53 AM   #7
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How much should I look at spending?
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Old 10-30-2012, 01:07 AM   #8
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What kind of corals are you looking to keep? Mainly do you wanna keep sps cause they demand high light?
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Old 10-30-2012, 01:24 AM   #9
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Honestly not sure this is my 1st SW but have a 75 FW for about 5 years. Want something easy to start and I'll advance as I learn.
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Old 10-30-2012, 01:35 AM   #10
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I've read that some people have PAR 38, but I'm not all that familiar with them, but check them out!
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