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Old 05-29-2012, 11:33 PM   #1
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Saltwater reef lightingfor lps corals?

Im thinking of getting a quad t5 24in. Fixture with 96 watts for my 28gllon, 16inch deep,24 inch deep, and 12-15 inch from front to back(bowfront). So is this enough lighting for keeping lps corals nd maybe some sps corals?? It comes with 2 10000k and 2 actinic bulbs. Any suggestions on what bulb combinations for beinvg able to keep lps and sps corals? Ive seen the 18000k bulbs at my lfs and their 50% off! So any combos are appreciated too. i have 6 lbs of live rock but ill be getting more and stacking it high for my high light corals to be on the top near the light.
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Old 05-29-2012, 11:42 PM   #2
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I think that would be plenty of light for a mostly LPS dominant tank, and some SPS should be OK higher up in the water column too.
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Old 05-30-2012, 12:29 AM   #3
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Thank you sooo much!! I have another light thats 18 watts that ill add to it to make it 4wpg... But yeah so just use the stock lights?
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If your buying the light brand new, than I would just use them until they go bad, about 1 year. After that I would go with ATI brand, 2 aqua blue specials( whites ) and 2 aqua blue plus ( actinics).
These are what I use, the whites will have a little less yellow than 10,000k's, gives a slightly more blue look.
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Ok thanks! Ive heard of the marine land reef ready led system? Is that gooc? Is it bright enough for my needs? J/w
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Old 05-30-2012, 12:17 PM   #6
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Ok thanks! Ive heard of the marine land reef ready led system? Is that gooc? Is it bright enough for my needs? J/w
The marineland reef LEDs aren't very powerful at all. Their name is very misleading. It can support softies in shallow tanks, but that's about it.
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Old 05-30-2012, 12:22 PM   #7
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Ok thanks so not that one. I am getting the odyssea t5 quad lamp HO fixture (24inch) its like $80 shipped. Will this be fine?
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It comes with 2 actinics and 2 10000k bulbs. But it says it has like 4 plug in cords??? It alaso has 4 moonlight Leds.
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One cord is for the actinics, 1 for the fan, 1 for the whites, and 1 for the moons.
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Ok thanks so not that one. I am getting the odyssea t5 quad lamp HO fixture (24inch) its like $80 shipped. Will this be fine?
That is what I have on my 29 gallon reef and it works great!
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