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Old 02-23-2007, 06:09 PM   #1
 
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I have a question about lighting? I have a 55 gallon tank and it came with a 48" dual ballast with T5 bulbs. One is a actininc and the other is a 10000k, is this enough light if i want to have fish and coral? And also what do you mean by WPG and do i have enough?

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Old 02-23-2007, 06:12 PM   #2
 
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And also what do you mean by WPG and do i have enough?
Watts Per Gallon and I dont know if u have enough.sorry.
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Old 02-23-2007, 06:17 PM   #3
 
thats around 100 watts of light if you have two bulbs, i think thats ok for FO or FOWLR but no good for corals or anything
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Old 02-24-2007, 09:18 AM   #4
 
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The only corals I'd try are mushrooms and various softies. Ask the shops for critters that need to be hand fed more then photo synthetic as you really don't have much intensity at all.
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