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Old 06-23-2004, 06:09 PM   #1
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lighting question

I have a 100 gallon that is 5 feet long and about 3 feet high. I am wondering what kind of light I need for basic corals? I cant do MH for sure. I want some fish in there as well...what do you think? PC or VHO....also what would I expect to spend on either one of these setups???
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Old 06-23-2004, 11:22 PM   #2
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What's your budget?

For a 5' tank without MH I'd suggest 4x165w VHO. You'd still be able to keep a large selection of corals. ChampionLighting has a retro (w/o bulbs) for $349. Main reason I would go with the VHO is less bulbs to replace, so much less cost to maintain. PC bulbs for the same intensity would be quite pricey 6x96w.

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imo ya will spend about the same for the vho's as you would for this mh set up !! got these and like them alot !!
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