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I am new to saltwater tanks. I am in the process of converting my 60" x 24" x 22" tank from planted freshwater to saltwater. I plan on taking it REALLY slowly. Eventually I would like to have a mixed reef tank ... but not for a long time (years?).

I sold all of my planted tank lights except for one ... Beamswork DA FSPEC Freshwater. My understanding is that using a freshwater light is not good for a saltwater tank. Since I am not going to be growing corals anytime soon, what kind of light should I be looking into for fish/live rock/ coralline algae? I prefer a cheap solution since this is temporary.

Thanks!
 
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I am new to saltwater tanks. I am in the process of converting my 60" x 24" x 22" tank from planted freshwater to saltwater. I plan on taking it REALLY slowly. Eventually I would like to have a mixed reef tank ... but not for a long time (years?).

I sold all of my planted tank lights except for one ... Beamswork DA FSPEC Freshwater. My understanding is that using a freshwater light is not good for a saltwater tank. Since I am not going to be growing corals anytime soon, what kind of light should I be looking into for fish/live rock/ coralline algae? I prefer a cheap solution since this is temporary.

Thanks!
Anything cheap that's not meant to grow anything. Lighting isn't needed at all so the effects are only for viewing.
 

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