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Old 01-31-2010, 11:38 PM   #1
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Lighting Question

Starting my new 90 gal FOWLR tank and I am buying my live rock from someone with an established tank through craigslist. Some of the rock has some small corals and mushrooms. My question is what kind of lighting do I need? I have a single 48" bulb on top nothing fancy. Can I get away with some kind of a single bulb to keep this stuff living? Any help is appreciated.
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You`ll definitely need to upgrade your lighting. It will not handle corals. I`m pretty sure you are talking just Normal output flourecent lighting. You`ll need something like at least VHO, t5HO`s or MH`s. Moving this to the General Hardware and equipment discussion forum.
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Besides the MHs are the others, bulbs that I can use in my current fixture or do I need a whole different fixture? Thanks.
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the fixture determines the wattage. a single bulb isnt going to suffice anyways, you'll probably need a 6 or 8 bulb fixture if youre looking at T5HO or VHO
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What kind of price am I looking at for something middle of the road? Ballpark.
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