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post #1 of 3 Old 09-07-2009, 07:54 PM Thread Starter
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What watt light?

I am a newbie to saltwater and have only put the substrate in my new tank. If I eventually want to move to keeping corals, what watt light should I need for a 29 gallon? Is there a specific type I need? Thanks for the help!

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post #2 of 3 Old 09-20-2009, 09:54 AM
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u should go MH 250watts for sps corals
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post #3 of 3 Old 09-20-2009, 04:16 PM
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For a small tank i would use a 175watt along with some actinic supplementation with PC, VHO or T5. It wouldn't have to be a lot either, but if you chose not the use actinics, then a 175watt would be fine to keep nearly any corals.

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