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Old 01-15-2006, 06:06 PM   #1
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Lighting my 125gal

I am going to put 3x175 10-15k MH with 220w of VHO or 2x96w of PC
plus 2-3, 72inch 65w normal output atinics for sunrise sunset probably 2 hrs in the mourning and two hrs at night with the normal output lights.
I plan on keeping SPS coral along with other coral, etc. that won't need as much light.
Does this sound like a goo combination. Its about 6-7 watts per Gal. Depending if I leave the normal output on with the rest. Is this a safe amount of watts per gallon for SPS corals
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how deep is your tank? you may want to go with 250W mh. The NO lights will add a nice effect but wont do much in the way of light for your sps.
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i'm thinking of buying an orbit hqi 562 watt metal halide for my 55g this would pretty much leave me open to have any type of coral right?
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Yes I know the SPS would not get much from the NO lights. I was thinking it would give them a chance to wake up before they are blasted by the MH
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I have a 125gal 72x18x24-deep But the SPS will be closer to the serface then the other stuff needing less light. I.E. sitting on LiveRock and LiveSand
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