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Old 03-10-2010, 01:35 AM   #1
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new light is it enough watts? -- 10 gal mini reef

i just got a new hood for my tank its a two strip hood its 36 watts its it enough for my ten gallon tank i hope so but i was unsure i need help please

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Old 03-10-2010, 01:36 AM   #2
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its for a saltwater tank i forgot to mention that and i got a Xenia and anemone will this make them better cuz there not doing too good
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IMO definitely not the anemone needs much more intense lighting and the xenia typically does too. the lfs shouldn't have let you take the anemone home with such low intensity lighting
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its for a saltwater tank i forgot to mention that and i got a Xenia and anemone will this make them better cuz there not doing too good
I think this will be ok for them. Its not so much the "watts" but the penetration levels of the light. The T5 bulbs with independant reflectors are pretty good. Be careful not to light shock your xenia and anemone. Put them on the bottom of the tank and start off by only having the lights on for a few hours a day.
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Your light may be okay, but a 10g is way to small for an anemone of any sort except "Aiptasia"!
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What type of anemone do you have in there?
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