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frothyspoon 09-26-2010 09:13 PM

saltwater aquarium lighting
I am about to finish converting my aquarium to salt and have bought all new equipment except for my light. I am planning to have a FOWLR system so I'm not entirely sure what type of lighting i need for it. I really don't want to spend too much money for a new light either. If you could also recommend good reliable brands that would be appreciated.

badxgillen 09-27-2010 12:19 AM

most people opt for duel florescent tubes...either T8s or T5s...compact flourescents work too...i like to do at least 1 tube that is 420nm actinic and then 1-3 daylight bulbs rated 6500K-10000K...this will give you a nice visible spectrum and allow you to keep some zooxathelae containing sessile invertabrates...

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