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Old 03-29-2014, 12:08 PM   #1
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Lighting for a 40g long aquarium

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I plan having a 40g breeder tank (48x13x16)
With a height of 16 inches, and since space is an issue on top of tank, I plan to use t5ho istead of leds. Would 4x54w would be enough for sps?
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Old 03-29-2014, 12:10 PM   #2
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I would get a 6 bulb unit if you want sps
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Old 03-29-2014, 07:30 PM   #3
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I would get a 6 bulb unit if you want sps
+1 especially for acropora, they would brown out under 4 bulb
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Old 03-29-2014, 10:43 PM   #4
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Just wondering, why T5 over LED?
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Old 03-29-2014, 11:34 PM   #5
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Oh also those arent 40 breeder dimensions. A 40b is 36" x18" x 16"
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Old 03-31-2014, 01:54 PM   #6
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Those dimensions sound more like a 50 gal to me. My 55 gal is 48” x 13” x 18"
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It is a 40 long tank. Not a 40 breeder, different dimensions
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Depending on budget, I'd go for the AI Hydra, sol, or Hydra 52 units. I think two would cover your area efficiently. I have the 52's over my system, love them. Ultra compact in size, amazing output. Just my opinion of course.

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