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I actually work at petsmart and wouldn't recommend the light...DOH!

 

Your better off if you want LED's to spend a little more and get a decent light. I think that Ed's reef had a LED light that was around $150-$200 that would work good for it. Probably the cheapest you can find a decent LED light for reef's though. Might want to check with him..(and no Ed this isn't because you mentioned me in your posting(laugh))

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Thanks for the comments. I don't have much money to spend I got a gift card to petsmart and so I thought I would ask. Most of the extra cash goes to water right now. I hope to get everything figured out in the next year. I am just glad i have a zoa that is thriving under a 15watt t8 50/50. I got it almost a month ago and it has more color than it did under the leds at the store, and has put on 2 new heads.

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If you got a gift card, and the petsmart has a reef LED, that would def be an improvement for sure!! I after 16 plus years though think in the long run and buy my things acording to a future upgrade and what that might be. To bad it nwasn't for Petco, I want a 40B and they are having there $1 a gallon here very soon and I woulda given you a $ for $ on the card!!

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at least you can get your food' date=' and some salt there, but there salt is more $ than if you went to any one of our sponcers here.[/quote']

 

Not neccessarily. I just picked up a bucket of salt for $20 there for a 150 gallon mix. I wouldn't use it in my reef tank but I was thinking about setting up a qt in the future. Some of the saltwater stuff is going clearance at our stores so you can snag some decent deals but in the long run the quality of salt for a reef tank is better left in the hands of a true saltwater store.

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Ya but you would prob need 2 of them since they are like a spotlight and dont have much of a light spread. If you plan on putting a hood over the tank you could use CF bulbs, go to HD and get 3 of the creamic light sockets, a blue party bulb and 2 of the whitest CF bulbs ( check the K rating and get the highest you can find prob arround the 7k range, stay away from the 3 to 5k, much to yellow) put the blue in the middle. Lighting would cost about $25. I did this over a small frag tank and it looked pritty good!

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Would a par30' date=' or par 20 led light work on a 10 gallon?[/quote']

 

You might not get the edges of the tank fully lit unless you have the bulb really high or two of them. I'd go with a 7 LED par38 instead, like this one: http://www.rapidled.com/servlet/the-141/%28New%29-7-LED-PAR38/Detail

 

You probably wont get full coverage with just one bulb, but the lower light edges would allow you to grow lower light coral.

 

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