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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-13-2008, 03:37 AM Thread Starter
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some light questions if smb can help

i want to change my lights on 40 heavely planted and i got a good deal on a 30"satellite 65w with lunar lights . but it says this is for saltwater .is it ok to use it. ?
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Light fixture doesn't matter, it's the bulb that determines whether it is good for reef or planted. The lunar lights are for viewing, not really for growth.

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Saltwater use probably means it comes with actinic bulbs which are useless for growing plants (probably, arguably - lets not get into that again).
The fixture will be fine but you will need to check on the bulbs and make sure you have daylight tubes in the 6700 - 10000K range.
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