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Old 01-27-2005, 05:24 AM   #1
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question about lighting on very large system

im currently running a 8x2.5x2.5 reef tank off a 6ft mini reef. i need to light this tank for corals and one large anenome. the light has to penetrate 10mm glass and a depth of 2.5foot of water. what type of lighting do you suggest? i was going to buy a metal haloide system which has 4 x 150watt and ballists internally is this ok or is there a better alternative?

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Old 01-27-2005, 07:11 AM   #2
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i don't know alot about this, but for 2.5 feet of water penetration, you're going to want a MH (to keep the anemone).


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Old 01-27-2005, 09:25 AM   #3
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Your going to need at least 250 watt mh's IMO 12,000k and 4 of them, add a some supplamental light such as actinic and presto. I's do a do a retro kit, much cheaper.
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