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Old 12-16-2004, 11:41 AM   #1
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Lighting Question??

I have a 75gal with a 4x65 PC and I want to upgrade. I also have a Jebo 4x55. I want to go MH, so I was thinking about getting 2x175 MH and also taking the 4x55 from the jebo to make a Retro canopy.

Question A: Which would look better 10K with Acentic for the 4x55 or 20k with white for the 4x55's

Question B: Should I go with 2x250 for the MH??? Instead of 2x175

Question C: Would the 4x55 PC put out as much light as 2x96 PC

Any advice would be appreciated

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Old 12-17-2004, 10:59 AM   #2
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Depending on how deep the tank is will determine the wattage of lighting you will want. Mine is 24" deep, and I beleive yours is too. I use 2 250w MH with a 14K bulb running along side my 4x65w coralife retro. I think the 14K is a happy medium for me. I can run them with/without the pc lights and still get the blue/white effect in addition to the shimmering. I would keep your 4x65w and add the MH to it. Just make sure you add fans to the canopy with these MH though.

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If it were me i would go 2-250 10K and than 4 x 55 PC actinic. THe 10K will put out more availible PAR than a 20K plus the 10K bulb has a longer specteral life than a 20K.
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