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Old 11-19-2011, 01:56 AM   #1
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Will this Light Work for corals?

Im looking at getting the Marineland Reef Capadble LED light and not really sure what amount of light corals I can keep, like moderate light corals? I plan on getting the 24inch model for my 24inch tank that is 20 inches deep. Would I be able to keep any types of clam?

The light is 23 inches long 5 1/4 inch wide, my tank is 12 1/2 inches wide. The LED has 1670 Lumans, Par reading of 80 umol
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Old 11-19-2011, 02:19 AM   #2
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I've heard nothing but bad things about these lights. I would have to advise against them. From what I understand you'll be pushing their capabilities with moderate light corals. Clams would definitely be a no.
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so a t5ho 5bulb would be better? with individual reflectors
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Hello i looked into it and i bought the double bright just for shimmering effect they are really not that powerfull. Think about it one 48 inch. 54 watt t5 ho is 5000 lumens!! Just get a 4 bulb t5 ho and you will save money and be able to have a clam i have 8 36 inch t5s retrofit and the db led on my 90!! I have a canopy so retrofit kits are the way to go and cheap..
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Old 11-19-2011, 02:23 AM   #5
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so a t5ho 5bulb would be better? with individual reflectors
Much better.
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Old 11-19-2011, 02:24 AM   #6
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ok thats cool with me just read a few good reviews about it then started finding some really bad ones. Im going to stick with a 4bulb t5ho for half the price that I know will do its job. just really wanted moon light and none of the fixtures other than the odassays have moon light and I here bad things about those but much better things about the Fishneedit.com lights.
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Sorry for asking, but would a t5ho 4 bulb fixture work for most corals?
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Old 11-19-2011, 02:31 AM   #8
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Yes sir it sure will you will be keep just about anything sps corals will be higher in tank but you can get them to..i would get a double bright led for shimmering effect of metal h.but thats just me.(my wife)!!!and you have the blue nightlights on that..post some pics when you can save me as a friend will be happy to answer any questions..
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I have a 40 gallon breeder with the 36 inch coralife 4 bulb with moonlights love it chech them out and they are pretty reasonable priced!!!
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Old 11-19-2011, 02:40 AM   #10
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Fishneedit.com is another place to look. I've heard good things about their fixtures and they're CHEAP.
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