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Old 12-28-2008, 08:04 PM   #41
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Both. Just pick one and go with it. Higher wattage is better IMO, but rule of Thumb in most cases 4-6 watts per gallon. So whatever how many gallon your tank is, times that by 4 or 6 and choose from there.
so i do 6x60=360

so it should be around 360 watts
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Both. Just pick one and go with it. Higher wattage is better IMO, but rule of Thumb in most cases 4-6 watts per gallon. So whatever how many gallon your tank is, times that by 4 or 6 and choose from there.
does that mean i can not have anything that is over 360 watts?
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what happens if i have something over 360watt on a 60g tank
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Nothing it's just better lighting for your corals. But 360 should be enough, like i said just pick one and go with it.
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Nothing it's just better lighting for your corals. But 360 should be enough, like i said just pick one and go with it.

so if i get the 432 watt light i will be more safe with any coral?
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Even though the wpg rule is a little outdated if you go by it you will be OK with both. The main thing you need to worry about is that intensity is what matters esp. if you are talking about high light corals. T5`s have plenty of intensity and will be good in a reef tank.
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Old 12-28-2008, 09:12 PM   #49
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Even though the wpg rule is a little outdated if you go by it you will be OK with both. The main thing you need to worry about is that intensity is what matters esp. if you are talking about high light corals. T5`s have plenty of intensity and will be good in a reef tank.
thank you very much melosu and tank i have know come to a desicion!!!!!
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Even though the wpg rule is a little outdated if you go by it you will be OK with both. The main thing you need to worry about is that intensity is what matters esp. if you are talking about high light corals. T5`s have plenty of intensity and will be good in a reef tank.
what do you mean "you will be ok with both"
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