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Old 07-03-2012, 02:16 PM   #1
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Lighting question

Right now I have a 30g long with a two t5 ho bulb fixture. I was wondering if I can add something to it for more light? Maybe like a led strip or something of the sort. I would eventually like to have some kind of anemones or similar to that. Right now I have a 6500k and actinic bulb
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Old 07-03-2012, 02:37 PM   #2
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Hiya. I would replace that 6500k bulb with something like a 10k or 12k. 6500 is primarily for growing plants and algae. lol

You can add a second strip of 2 t5's and depending on the fixtures you could most likely keep an anemone with that.
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Old 07-03-2012, 02:45 PM   #3
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Ok ya I was thinking of taking my 3inch wide teo bulb t5 light fixture on my freshwater tank and adding that to it. Since the freshwater doesn't need anything special. I have a single bulb light fixture I can put on the freshwater
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Old 07-03-2012, 02:54 PM   #4
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And how much is to much light? Or is there such a thing?
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Old 07-03-2012, 05:32 PM   #5
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There is too much light that can burn corals, but you're not close. Don't worry! =) Many folks use a 12-16 bulb T5 fixture(s) over their tank.
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Old 07-03-2012, 05:50 PM   #6
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