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Old 12-05-2008, 03:21 PM   #21
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I would go with 2 175s on a 55. 250's may be a bit much for that tank. You have to consider the heat issue associated with MH bulbs. I have a 120 with 2 175s on it.
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I would go with 2 175s on a 55. 250's may be a bit much for that tank. You have to consider the heat issue associated with MH bulbs. I have a 120 with 2 175s on it.

ok so with the 175 i could handle any coral in my tank
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With dual 175s you could handle any corals. I have tons of SPS in my system along with soft corals and zoas all are doing well.
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With dual 175s you could handle any corals. I have tons of SPS in my system along with soft corals and zoas all are doing well.
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ok so i was about to order the 175 but someone gave me a deal and now the debate begins again

is 225 watts of t-5 lighting good. if yes then ill just probably buy that cause he is giving me a great deal.
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The T5s will penetrate the water better then the PCs will but you will still be below what you need to really support SPS corals. Depending on what kind of fixture the T5 is and what kind of deal you are getting it may not be the best option.
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The T5s will penetrate the water better then the PCs will but you will still be below what you need to really support SPS corals. Depending on what kind of fixture the T5 is and what kind of deal you are getting it may not be the best option.

NOVA Extreme 48" T-5 Fixture 4 x 54W by Current USA* - AquaCave

that is the fixture he is offering me and the price is for only 100 bucks he used it for one month only.

but if you think the 175 will be better considering the price too then ill just past up on this one.
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That is a pretty good deal on that fixture. With 4x54w you would be able to keep most corals and SPS at the very top of the tank. If you get the bug (sps bug that is) then you will end up having to upgrade down the road to either MH or more T5s.
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Well the metal halides has to wait i got the t5's for free, and i loved the Actinic Blue on on the t5's so i was wondering if i could go with all Actinic Blue and not have any daylight. Would my corals be fine with all Actinic Blue? NO sps it has to wait to since the metal halides has wait.
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