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I don't know if my lighting that i have is good enough for my tank... I have a 32in long and 17ish-in high... The light that I have gotten is a 130 watt that is 2-65 watt 50/50 straight pin compact fluorescent. Will this be fine? I don't want anything to die on me...
 

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you need about 5 watts per gal of water..so unless you tank is a 26 gal tank or less you will need more light. if you plan on keeping SPS you'll need even more then 5 watts ..closer to 7 or 8 watts per gal
 
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My tank is 29gallons and the Item in question is the I know that it is not what Goldwing said but with the its has only 3.42watts where the other one has 4.5watts per gallon.
 

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the more light the better in a reef tank, but it should work good for what you have...jmho. oh btw, Welcome to fishlore....
 
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Good morning,

I've moved your thread to the Saltwater Aquarium Lighting section of the forum.
Thanks!
Ken

Too, if you would be so kind as to complete your Aquarium Profile information it will be a great help to others. You can access the profile by clicking on My Settings in the blue bar close to the top of the screen. In the drop down box click on Edit Aquarium Information.
Thanks!
 
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