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Old 12-22-2008, 01:37 PM   #1
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lighting for 10 gallon

i have a 10 gallon reef tank setup been going for about 5 months, all chemicals are dandy, had a low ph outbreak but used a buffer and now im back at 8.3, I have a few types of small to medium button polyps, some fan filter feeders, a medium sized mushroom polyp and a small bubble tipped anemone. i was wondering how much wattage i should need for it and what type of lighting is best? i currently have just a 17 watt regular fluorescent bulb i bought from my local pet store with the top and fixture as one. Is this light cool and will it provide enough of what my tank needs.
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It wont be enough. Esp. for an anenome. Some PC lighting should be OK for a ten gallon tank.
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help with 10 gallon lighting

i have a 10 gallon reef tank setup been going for about 5 months, all chemicals are dandy, had a low ph outbreak but used a buffer and now im back at 8.3, I have a few types of small to medium button polyps, some fan filter feeders, a medium sized mushroom polyp and a small bubble tipped anemone. i was wondering how much wattage i should need for it and what type of lighting is best? i currently have just a 17 watt regular fluorescent bulb i bought from my local pet store with the top and fixture as one. Is this light cool and will it provide enough of what my tank needs
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a good PC set up would work for those corals if you are short on cash. If it were my tank i would grab a JBJ Viper or Current USA sunpod 70 watt MH pendant.
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