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Old 04-08-2011, 09:34 AM   #1
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I have two tanks that I'm looking to put lighting on for a reef and wanted some opinions! First I have a 30 gallon cube and I'm between a 150watt metal halide and a 72 watt total t5 with 2 10k and two antics, all im putting are the basics leathers and soft corals!

And the other is a 55 oceanic breeder Thats 30in x 18 x18 and I was looking a putting a 8 bulb t5 system on it! Is that sufficient for the basic reef of soft corals

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that 8 bulb t5 for the 55 will let you keep pretty much any coral you can think of

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Both of the fixtures you are looking at will do what you want and much more for you!

For the 55 you could definitely get away with a 4 bulb fixture for just softies and LPS, the breeder I'd have to know the dimensions of and see the T5 fixture you're looking at before I could say but the 150w MH would be more than enough for what you're looking at

You might just save some money here!
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