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Old 01-03-2013, 11:17 PM   #11
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Is one of the 100 and? Watt enough for my 90 gallon or do I need new 200 and? Watt model ,I hear the fans in the new model are quieter and new power in on side instead of on top
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Old 01-03-2013, 11:49 PM   #12
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Well from what I understand (not an expert by any means on the subject) is the 4 bulb t 5 cannot support sps corals. For those you will need to add more light. Something you could do later.

Fortunately you should be able to have all soft corals and most LPS with that unit (which is a lot of different corals!).

+1 on the color comment blue is mostly aesthetic. I personally would have to have some sort of bluish light even if it's just a cheap lunar fixture (in addition to the regular light), it really brings out the vibrant colors of the coral.
I think it depends on the sps corals. I have a 4 bulb T5 on my 90g with several sps. They are all growing like crazy. It is definitely a balance between light and flow though.
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I'm glad to hear the success w sps. My question is does your unit have reflectors for each bulb? I have a DIY hood without any reflectors. I have about 32x tank volume for flow so maybe I should try one.

Do u have to place them at the very top?
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I'm glad to hear the success w sps. My question is does your unit have reflectors for each bulb? I have a DIY hood without any reflectors. I have about 32x tank volume for flow so maybe I should try one.

Do u have to place them at the very top?
Yes, mine has reflectors. It's a Tek T5. I keep my sps in the upper 1/2 of the tank.
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