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Old 09-02-2011, 08:59 AM   #1
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I have been kinda clueless about reef aquarium lights, as I inherited my tank. I know there are t5 and t8 bulbs, and then there is metal hallide. I think I have a metal hallide light fixture. On the box with a bulb, it says it is 175 watt and 14,000k. Would this be a correct measurement for hallides? Lastly, what corals would I be able to keep with this lighting? I believe the brand is Coralvue, and my tank is 90 gallons.
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yes thats correct its metal halide and is that the only bulb in that fixture?
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yes thats correct its metal halide and is that the only bulb in that fixture?
Yep. Only a one bulb fixture. There is no way I can get another fixture. This one was custom made for a half circle tank and I have no idea where to get another. Plus, my size was not made for long.
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