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Old 03-14-2010, 09:04 PM   #1
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"Aqualight High Output T5 Dual Lamp Light Fixture - Double - 36 in"
"The fixtures include 10000K Daylight and Actinic Bluelight HO lamps to maximize coral and plant growth."

What type of coral will I be able to keep with this lighting? The tank is a 38G. From the top of the tank to the tank bottom is just under 20"
I'm sure most people cringe when they hear this, but I would like to avoid spending a lot of money on the lighting at the moment. I don't have a hood for the tank, well not one that is worth using so I can always add a 2nd fixture when I can afford it. Suggestions please!
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Old 03-14-2010, 09:07 PM   #2
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not sure on what it can support coral wise, but i can tell you that you can get the same wattage from Aquarium lighting for about half the price
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You might be able to have some moderate light LPS or soft corals. You`ll be better off with a 4 or 6 bulb T5HO system.
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If I was you, I would look on a local reef clubs' forums.
Where are you located?
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Old 03-14-2010, 09:21 PM   #5
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How about this one.... http://www.petsolutions.com/Nova-Extreme-HO-T5-Fixtures+I42901121.aspx
2 10,000K Daylight Bulbs
2 460 nm Actinic Bulbs
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holy crap that is expensive OP. I picked up a 4 bulb 48" modded with two cords for $100 and the guy threw in a box of bulbs.

look on craigslist for a used t5 setup, 4-6 bulbs you could grow almost anything you want
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Cabezon, Nova Extreme fixtures are actually cheap compared to some other T5 HO options out there. I would step it up to the Nova Extreme Pro 6x39w T5 HO fixture as you should see better results with it.
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