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PostPosted: 2009.11.05(Thu)9:54    Post subject: Lighting opinions needed Reply with quote

Hello,

okay so I have a 20 Gallon reef tank, 2 clowns (one black one F.P.) 3 anemones (carpet, pink tip, bubble tip) and 2 corals (slower pot, plate) and hoping to soon add a lot of other soft and mostly hard corals,
now the question is this, I have already 4 lamps on the aquarium, I have 2X 24" T8 24 watts each(one is white daylight 10,000K and one is Blue at 420 nm wavelenght) and I have recently added 2 mini compact florescent lights 20 watts each, right now both are white.
the view of the tank right now is too whitish, so what do you people think is better :
2 blue T8 and 2 white mini compact florescent
OR
1 white and 1 blue T8 and 2 50/50 carolife mini compact florescent
or any Other Ideas ?

and I have 6 LEDS blue which I leave on all the time as moon light.
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65 Gallon tank FW
1 shovel-nose catfish
1 Motoro Stingray
20 Gallon SW
2 clown fish
1 blenny
3 anemones
3 coral
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PostPosted: 2009.11.05(Thu)10:07    Post subject: Reply with quote

also,

I don't want to invest in new fixtures so want to use the ones I have now,
someone told me that carolife 50/50 is not even the correct spectrum for corals. so not too sure, any advice would be appriciated.

Also, is there mini compact florescent light with Wavelenght of about 420 nm ? ( pure blue and spectrum towards the UV range ? )
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65 Gallon tank FW
1 shovel-nose catfish
1 Motoro Stingray
20 Gallon SW
2 clown fish
1 blenny
3 anemones
3 coral
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PostPosted: 2012.03.15(Thu)7:51    Post subject: answer Reply with quote

some times uv will inhibit the growth of coral.
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