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idgy

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Coralife 36" with 96 watt 10,000k daylight and 96 watt true actinic blue compact fluorescent lamps fan cooled.

Is that a good choice for a tank with live rock, reef safe fish, inverts and some low light to med light coral.

From what I understand for a 58 gallon tank at 4 watts per gallon I should have 232 watts?

I am so lost with all this!
 

Pyrrhus

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that would make a fine choice for the tank you describe. if you ever think you would like some higher light corals i would look into the Coralife Aqualight Pro light with a 150w DE MH and 2 65w PC actinics. great little unit and very clean looking. ditch the watts per gallon rule, it just doesnt work. if a coral needs X amount of light it doesnt matter what size tank its in, it still needs the same amount of light.
 

bradreef

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It all depends on what you want to keep. That light would be good for the low end of corals to the mid level. The high end would be a 250 watt halide with 2 96watt pc's.
 

idgy

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So if I forget about the wattage per gallon, then would a dual flourescent fixture do the job with the righy bulbs in it or will I still need more than that can offer?

Thanks!
 

wrightme43

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Its the intensity, that your looking for. Vho, P.C. and MH work. I have had success with the corallife fixture, If its the 65 that is a big cube you can fit 2 of them on it I bet. HTH Steve
 
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