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Old 04-26-2013, 05:20 PM   #1
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tank upgrade 55 to 75 need help on desiding what lights to use...

Ok I have a 55 g reef with some sps and lps corals over that tank I have my coral life aqua light with two 150 w mh and two 96 pc actinic and led moon lights that light is suspended from the ceiling were I'm going to put the 75 the 75 has a dual 175 w mh with two t-5 actinic lights retro kit ... I planed on having both tanks going but at this time can't .. question is should I use the corallife light which the corals are used to or go with the retro kit that's in the 75 ... Cooling is not a proublem due to my chiller installed any help would be appreciated..
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Old 04-26-2013, 08:37 PM   #2
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Old 04-26-2013, 09:11 PM   #3
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I would continue using the light that you have. A 50 watt cumulative bump in MH, added work, reacclimation to photo change would not outweigh the dual 96 watt PC actinics compared to the 2 T5s.

I love power compacts by the way. That technology seems to have been run over and forgotten. Shame, because I've seen some remarkable tanks using a quad 96 watt PC bulb pattern.
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Thanks a lot I was kinda leaning that way it just helps when someone gives you a bump ...
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