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Old 08-05-2011, 03:01 PM   #1
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T5 aquatic life fixture

What types of corals would I be able to grow well with a 36" t5 aquatic life 4 bulb fixture?? It's a 40 gallon breeder and I like montiporas zoos a seriatopora mayb acoporas what types of corals would grow well?
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If it has individual reflectors then you could grow basically anything.
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I believe there is a reflector of the lights as a whole not individually
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Old 08-06-2011, 01:38 AM   #4
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Is your T5 light a HO or LO T5?
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Old 08-06-2011, 01:53 AM   #5
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I also have the aquatic life T5s and they have individual reflectors
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I belief the AquaticLife units have one reflector which is individually contoured for each bulb. However, I might be wrong on that. Anyone?
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I belief the AquaticLife units have one reflector which is individually contoured for each bulb. However, I might be wrong on that. Anyone?
So it has individual reflectors then............
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you aren't going to get much growth out of a 4 lamp fixture over a 40 breeder. 6 or even 8 lamps would be ideal. LPS and softies would do well. acropora and montipora will not be very colorful.
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you aren't going to get much growth out of a 4 lamp fixture over a 40 breeder. 6 or even 8 lamps would be ideal. LPS and softies would do well. acropora and montipora will not be very colorful.
I got a 6 lamp t5ho fixture for my 40B. It has individual reflectors. Would I be able to keep even the most light demanding coral?
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possibly. i would have high end lamps in it so to squeeze every bit of potency out of it.
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