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Old 04/03/2011, 12:17 PM   #1
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Par38 in a Nano tank

If I'm trying to light a 14"x14"x12" nano tank with 1 evil par38 LED what should I get?

I'm thinking 20k, but what is your guys input? Why would you go 12k? Why 20k?

Should I get 40* optics and hang it 6" above the aquarium so that the light stays off the glass so algae doesnt get intense lighting to grow with?

Or maybe 60* optics at 8" above the aquarium to completely fill the tank with light?

What would you do and why?

40g Breeder Macro Algae & Mixed Reef Tank
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Old 04/03/2011, 01:52 PM   #2
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Well I would do a Little bit of reading...

And I would do is use a a 12k bulb and supplement it with blue stunner strips, but it really comes down to personal preference.


Current Tank Info: 100 gallon reef in the works
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