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tankman12 04-20-2014 08:31 PM

Fluval Evolve 8?????
Is the light that come with this tank good enough to grow some easy corals? Are the blue LEDs enough to make the corals colors more fluorescent or will they be a dull colored? Is the filter that it come with enough 2 support a pistol shrimp goby pair? Or is there another small tank kit that is some what cheap, around $60 - $80, and will grow corals?
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badxgillen 04-20-2014 11:43 PM

I don't think the lights have enough power or proper spectrum to grow much in the coral department,you might be able to have some softies high in the water column.You could be able to mod the lighting.

tankman12 04-21-2014 06:22 AM

What would be a cheap and effective light to put on it instead?
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badxgillen 04-21-2014 03:01 PM

Have you looked into supplemental lighting such as the submersible marine land LEDs?

tankman12 04-22-2014 01:53 PM

I just took down my aqueon 13g widescreen tank cus it was really dull and just all in all not worth it. It was a freshwater tank. But i decided that im going 2 make that the reef. I just also picked up the 24in coralife dual fixture T5 ho. It has the actinic and a 10,000k bulb. Thats 48watts of light on a 13g tank, so 3.5 wpg. I also plan 2 use 2 aqueon quite flow 10s and a powerhead. Will that be enough flow? Will the light be enough? Also any stocking suggestions?
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badxgillen 04-22-2014 05:24 PM

Sounds like you are going to have ALOT better luck with the new specs. What are the dimensions of the new tank?

tankman12 04-22-2014 09:04 PM

The dimensions r 24(long) 16(height) 8(width). It has the same surface area as a 10 but it is higher and longer than a typical 10. But its not that wide which will make it a little hard to do the rock work. Also on amazon this light had terrible reviews but on all the other websites they were good reviews. So could of amazon of been selling just bad product or will that happen to this 1 to?
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tankman12 04-23-2014 07:10 PM

Anyone have these lights????
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badxgillen 04-23-2014 08:28 PM

I have a coralife duel T-5 HO fixture but I believe it is a 36 inch. It worked great for a couple years,grew alot of corals,but after that one of the channels died. I fixed it with a spare ballast as it was past its warranty.

tankman12 04-23-2014 09:47 PM

What corals were u able 2 grow? Any stony coral?
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