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Old 11-11-2010, 09:11 PM   #11
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yeah...29" is a long way to reach. too far for 4 x 54. i would use a minimum of 6 x 54, and for sps i wouldn't go less than 8 x 54. i would also use high end bulbs, like ATI and giesemann. they also look a heck of a lot better than the stock bulbs that come with those fixtures.
check out ATI blue plus and ATI aquablue special.
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was thinking of getting some metal hailide (excuse the spelling)

do youn think they would be more effective?
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there are many ways to light a reef. halides, T-5s, LEDs...all will work if you have the correct setup.
it's a matter of preference actually.
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you'll need at least 2 x 250 watt halides. you could even use 2 x 400 watters if you love sps.
or just search for a 8 x 54 watt T5 HO fixture with individual reflectors (the reflectors are very important on any fixture, but T5s really benefit from quality reflectors.
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What are those 6 tubes hanging down? Is there only one powerhead in the tank? The tank is looking good so far.
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What are those 6 tubes hanging down? Is there only one powerhead in the tank? The tank is looking good so far.

hey chizer.

those things at the back of the tank are 2inchs wide panels of glass that are attached to the tank itself... and yes at the moment i only have the one power head...
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