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Old 11-30-2011, 10:02 PM   #11
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Thanks for the replies! Will def have to do some more research into reef tanks and lighting requirements. You all do understand my question about the height difference with the 180 being 24" and the 210 at 29 " or 30" not sure exact. So this t5 light is this MH also or something different.
Exactly, the height of the 210 is going to suck lol. The 180 is your better option for a reef. Your livestock options will be the same, and lighting requirements will be less. If it was a fowlr it wouldn't matter.

MH and T5HO are very different. I would go with a quality T5 system. MH's are more expensive, run MUCH hotter and less energy efficient. Replacement bulbs also cost more. IMO MH are soon to be outdated, you can get just as much light from the right t5.
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Old 11-30-2011, 10:03 PM   #12
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I meant in last post will the height difference between the two make much difference in lighting for corals , invertebrate etc.
Yes, the extra depth is going to work against you as far as lighting your corals.
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Old 12-04-2011, 01:56 PM   #13
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Yes it is, but if your have the money go 210. I can reach the bottom if I stand on a bucket of a 150 and Im 13 yrs old.
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Old 12-04-2011, 05:37 PM   #14
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crister13 what dimensions is your 150 gallon tank? I am looking at a 150 reef tank on craigslist. It's 5 foot x 2 x 2.
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crister13 what dimensions is your 150 gallon tank? I am looking at a 150 reef tank on craigslist. It's 5 foot x 2 x 2.
It's probably a 150 tall then. Regular 150g are 6x26"x18"
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The dept of the tank can work for you if you have different types of coral things that like lower light like LPS and higher light like SPS. It is all in what you are trying to achieve.
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Okay thanks for the ideas!
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Old 12-06-2011, 01:43 AM   #18
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It's probably a 150 tall then. Regular 150g are 6x26"x18"
Okay I'm confused. I understand your dimensions of 6x26"x18" this way. 26 inch high and 18 deep. That's taller than 24". The tank I am looking at is 24" inch high. I thought 29 " or higher is considered a high tank. The standard 120 is 24" high...
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Okay I'm confused. I understand your dimensions of 6x26"x18" this way. 26 inch high and 18 deep. That's taller than 24". The tank I am looking at is 24" inch high. I thought 29 " or higher is considered a high tank. The standard 120 is 24" high...
Oops. I meant wide. But either way it's irregular dimensions I.e it's not a standard 150g.
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