That is supposed to be for freshwater. I would not use that for corals.Foobie97 said:NICREW ClassicLED Aquarium Light, Fish Tank Light with Extendable Brackets, White and Blue LEDs, Size 18 to 24 Inch, 11 Watts
Respectfully, I disagree. Most soft corals would be considered medium to high lighting, and vary from low to high care.nikm128 said:Most soft corals will work without a fancy light setup.
So a fowlr would be best then ?ryanr said:Respectfully, I disagree. Most soft corals would be considered medium to high lighting, and vary from low to high care.
For a low light, easy care setup, you're looking at Clove Polyps (Clavularia sp), Button Polyps (Palythoa sp.) and mushrooms/morphs (Corallimorphidae sp.)
There are other low light and no-light corals, however they tend be on the moderate/high/expert care levels.
Also - keep in mind that lighting is just one factor in keeping corals. Flow, Temperature, salinity, alkalinity, magnesium and calcium also play a part.
Hi, no, not necessarily, you just need to research what you want, and understand the requirements of a given species.Foobie97 said:So a fowlr would be best then ?
I got a 20 long rn I bought at the sale, I was planning too try too get a bigger tank but no luckryanr said:Hi, no, not necessarily, you just need to research what you want, and understand the requirements of a given species.
Have you read the beginner's guides (stickies) on how to start a saltwater system?
Saltwater is not difficult, as long as you do your research, and grow and learn and adapt. I don't want to be rude, but from what I can gather, you haven't decided on a tank size yet, one thread you're asking about 20G, the next is a 75G. It's kind of hard to keep up. It's really difficult to give advice when your threads seem to be 'hypothetical'.
In my guides, one of the suggestions I make is to determine the tank size you can accommodate, and work from there.
I know it's a lot to learn, it took me months and months of research, here on Fishlore and on other forums/sites, before I even decided on a tank size, then equipment, then stocking. And even then, it was still just on paper, I hadn't spent a dollar on the setup. Once I decided, then I asked more specific questions about what I was proposing to buy.
Stocking a saltwater tank is a compromise. If you want corals, some species of fish are out of the question. If you want inverts, some species of fish (and corals) are out of the question.
When it comes to lighting, there is so much info that it's hard to decide. Honestly, research each technology, and buy according to your end goal (that is, if you want a reef/corals, then buy an adequate light to start with, it works out more expensive at the start, but cheaper in the long run)
Ah, my lps sells a 50/50 light for 25$Nart said:for a 20 gallon long.... your cheapest most viable route in lighting would be a Current Marine Orbit. You'll outgrow those lights probably after 3-6 months though and will want to move into more serious lighting, around $200
I don't know of any other cheaper lighting for a 20 gallon long for corals. Bigger the tank will usually cost more money too.