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Old 02-21-2010, 12:24 AM   #1
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so i was looking at this 36" inch light T5-ho 3ft / 2LAMP Aquarium lighting and was wondering if itd be good enough to support corals? also if i get one blue and one white should i get 6700k, 10k, or 14k?
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Old 02-21-2010, 12:28 AM   #2
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How big is your tank?
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Old 02-21-2010, 12:31 AM   #3
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sorry i forgot to say, its a 30g
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Old 02-21-2010, 12:47 AM   #4
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Ok cool. Now someone who knows the lighting stuff can come along. lol I'm not good with the lights. Ask me about the critters.
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haha, yeah im mostly needing to know what this light would support life wise, i mainly want mushrooms, leathers, and if possible a anemome thats not spelled right lol
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Better off going with a 6x39w T5 HO fixture as it would allow you to keep anything you would want. The fixture you posted a link to would be enough for softies and some LPS, not sure about anything else though.
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Old 02-21-2010, 03:12 AM   #7
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I agree with Thom. You would be OK for soft corals and leathers. Border line for LPS and not enough for an anemone or hard corals. Look into either a 4 bulb T5HO fixture or a 6 bulb if your tank is wide enough to fit it.
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+1 for larry. He knows lighting
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Old 02-21-2010, 12:48 PM   #10
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Lol thanks guys does anyone know where to find one of those mentioned for not a ton of money
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