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Old 09-08-2005, 05:59 AM   #1
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Sufficient lighting??

Hi people,

I have a 115 gallon marine tank and currently using 2 x 48" full spectrum & 2 x 48" actinic (blue) fluorescent lights. The height of the tank is approx 24".

Is this lighting sufficient for a coral reef tank?
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Old 09-08-2005, 12:10 PM   #2
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Is this lighting sufficient for a coral reef tank?
No but you should get healthy coralline growth

Before lighting can be recommended, it would be a good idea to decide what types of coral you'd like to keep and the budget (if any) you are restricted to. Then choose the best lighting that fills those needs.

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what do you want in your tank is the real question - if you want a FO or FOWLR then its ok...but if you want more then you will need to upgrade it.
I started with that and just recently up it to a dual VHO and plan to get a 2nd pair to have a total of 4 110 watt VHO bulbs....
do research as to what bests fits ur needs...and budget.
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