Lighting For Mushrooms And Kenya Tree

Oarngesi
  • #1
what lighting do I need to grow these will a base led light grow them just wanting to add some color to my tank. Btw it’s a standard 29 gallon with 2 clowns
 
Lorekeeper
  • #2
"base led light" tells us almost nothing about that light. Tell us about the Kelvin rating, the wattage, the number of LEDs, etc.

However, with it being a 29 gal, I'd say any basic light will be pretty weak for coral in such a deep tank.
 
Oarngesi
  • Thread Starter
  • #3
What should I look at any recommendations on what to buy. Thanks
 
Nart
  • #4
Current USA Marine Orbit are good dependable starter lights for a good price.
Next up would be AI Prime HD or Kessil A160WE Tuna blue...
 
Oarngesi
  • Thread Starter
  • #5
Current USA Marine Orbit are good dependable starter lights for a good price.
Next up would be AI Prime HD or Kessil A160WE Tuna blue...
its ok even though it says freshwater
 
Nart
  • #6
I don't understand.
 
Oarngesi
  • Thread Starter
  • #7
Will the freshwater lights grow coral
 
Nart
  • #8
No idea. That's a very broad question with vague details.
The best I can answer with is, typically freshwater lights do not provide the full spectrum that corals require and also freshwater lights do not provide adequate PAR that corals require.
 
Jesterrace
  • #9
Freshwater lights might grow some very simple, low demand corals but it's anyone's guess as to whether it will truly work. Outside of PAR, the other issue is that a basic white light doesn't provide the color spectrum that corals need. A full spectrum light is crucial. I noticed a huge difference between my white and blue Aqueon LED and even a cheap Mars Aqua Light bar that added green and red. My Frogspawn did so-so under the old light and exploded in size under the new one.
 
Lorekeeper
  • #10
From the way that you're talking, I think you just need to do a bit of solo research about lighting in general for saltwater corals. Figure out what all these abbreviations and numbers mean.
 
jamie carmichael
  • #11
Nart I think the OP may be talking about the freshwater version of the AI prime HD
 
Nart
  • #12
Nart I think the OP may be talking about the freshwater version of the AI prime HD

Oh. Well, there's a reason they sell a freshwater and saltwater version.
I'm pretty sure a freshwater AI Prime HD will not work for most Reef tanks.
 
TLeTourneau
  • #13
The nicer freshwater lights are geared towards planted tanks and focus more on the red spectrum that the plant utilize rather than the blue spectrum that corals prefer although there are some lights that can do both.
 
Oarngesi
  • Thread Starter
  • #14
I actually bought the current USA satellite off eBay for a great deal$13 shipped new I bid before I did my research too bad it wouldn’t work
 

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