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Old 08-07-2012, 06:51 PM   #1
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Question Lighting- help!

Ive had the same setup since 2003. Power compact lighting with 2 blue 2 white and moon lighting. This comes with 3 cords for each light grouping.

My setup is corroding, the screws are snapping on the housing and I cannot even replace a bulb! I know I spent at least 300 on this fixture. Looking for something comproble or better. I've also had fish only..
With that said....
What would I need to be able to add anemones?
I am looking at a t5 ho that has 3 blue 3 white and moon lighting on one cord and a LCD display for auto timing- sounds awesome, but will this house anemones?
And what is the metal halide good for??
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Old 08-07-2012, 07:07 PM   #2
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Depends on depth and tank size. MH are just lights. They don't do anything special.
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Old 08-07-2012, 07:18 PM   #3
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Thanks- my tank is a 46gal glass bow front.
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Old 08-07-2012, 07:24 PM   #4
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I think you'll be fine with 6 bulbs.
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Old 08-07-2012, 07:33 PM   #5
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I have a 6 bulb tek elite on my 46 bowfront and can grow anything
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Just so you know if I could do it over again which I'm gonna upgrade to these in the near future is 2 taotronics dimmable fixtures
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Old 08-07-2012, 07:37 PM   #7
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Yes the 6 bulb t5 your looking at will grow nems in 46 bowfront you should be good for anything really.
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