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Old 09-29-2011, 06:47 PM   #1
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Reef capable LED Lighting

Are those lights by Marineland any good for a novice just starting out? I'm trying to win a set but if I don't win are they worth the money? I'm looking to start off with a pretty small tank- 15 gallon.
If anyone is wondering Instant Ocean is giving away 2 sets once they reach 800 likes on Facebook. All you need to do is like them to be entered in to win. Just figure I'd share.
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Old 09-30-2011, 09:54 AM   #2
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Hi, welcome to the forum!

As far as growing coral they are considered inadequate unfortunately. :-( At least in my opinion and some others as well.

There are a lot better choices out there but they are pricey. A good place to start is with a T5 fixture such as these

T5-HO Light

Hope that helps a bit.
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I have the marineland 18-24" double bright led in a 27 gallon and it grows soft corals fine
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