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Old 06-22-2011, 10:53 PM   #1
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Lighting question

Hey everyone I've just recently cycled my fowlr, and I know I'm not ready to get a reef going, atleast I dont feel I am ready as this is my first SW tank, I am wondering for the future if my lighting is up to par for keeping corals I am currently running a current brand fixture with dual compact florescent, one is a 96 watt actinic blue light, and the other is 96 watt white light not sure of the kelvins cuz I threw out the box, also it has 3 led moonlights, I'm just curious as to what I can house with this light someday I would love to have a colorful reef, but if I need to upgrade my lights I'd like to keep my eyes peeled for any good deals on cl or eBay.
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Old 06-22-2011, 11:24 PM   #2
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What size tank?
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Old 06-22-2011, 11:25 PM   #3
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Old 06-22-2011, 11:26 PM   #4
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PCs usually don't give very good lighting, so if all you want are some medium and low light corals it's fine.
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Ok what types of corals qualify as low to med light?? And what would you suggest for lighting if i wanted to go all out..
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LPS and softies/polyps/mushrooms.

If you wanted some better stuff look for a T5HO fixture with at least 4 bulbs
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Old 06-23-2011, 01:25 PM   #7
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Ok thank you for the help, I think I may start with some of the easier corals only I don't get is it say you have to feed some of them I guess I will have read up some more
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Old 07-03-2011, 12:35 AM   #8
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Hey everyone how would this fixture be for doing reef?? A guy on craigslist is selling one of these for 150$ let me know what you guys think of the fixture and that price
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Heres the link
http://www.aquacave.com/tek-light-t-...upply-690.html
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yep. that's a very good fixture for your size tank. btw, you don't have to feed most soft corals. good lighting is enough.
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