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Old 06-22-2011, 10:57 AM   #1
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I am starting a new 75g reef tank

I am going to put in 2 x T5 marine white 35 w and 2 x T5 marine blue 35

all with reflectors

my question is this enough light

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Old 06-22-2011, 10:59 AM   #2
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Enough light for what? What are you planning on keeping?

If you're wanting something in the higher-light range I'd suggest 6-bulbs, but 4 is great for a mixed reef
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Old 06-22-2011, 11:02 AM   #3
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Isn't 35w not a 48" fixture? I thought they were 54w each. Or is your tank not four feet long? Just trying to figure out where you're at.
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Hi Guys

I just bought the tank and the light fittings are just 1 set of 2 bulbs T 35 w

So i am going to add another set of T5 which i can get 35 w or 54w but i can get 35w off the shelf and have to wait and pay a lot more for the 54w fixture

it will be just mixed reef

but i am new to this so if 54w is much better please advise

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If a 54w fixture is the length of your tank go with that, don't get a fixture that's shorter than your tank
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I agree, def don't get a shorter fixture.

You might have to wait a little while longer and it will cost a little more $$ but it will be worth it especially if you are going reef.
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Hi guys

The unit isn't any shorter it's a perfect fit 120 cm

But it can only take 39w bulbs x 2

Should I still hold out and get the 54w unit.

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