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Old 05-08-2012, 03:29 PM   #1
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What types of coral can you have with a 216 watt t5 light?

I'm wanting to start putting corals in my 50 gallon tank but Im not sure which light to use I found a few of these 216 watt t5 lights around and was wondering how good they were and if there were any restrictions on what types of corals I could put in the tank if I had got this kind of light? Any help is much appreciative. Thanks!
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Old 05-08-2012, 07:33 PM   #2
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It depends on how many bulbs are in the lamp. How many can it hold?
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Old 05-08-2012, 07:42 PM   #3
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i would sat softies and LPS
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Old 05-08-2012, 11:54 PM   #4
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It depends on how many bulbs are in the lamp. How many can it hold?
Most of the ones I was looking at had 4 bulbs it could hold
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You could keep sps in the top 1/3 of the tank if they are individual reflectors..how deep is the tank 21"?
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Current nova extreme pro has 6 x 54w
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You could keep sps in the top 1/3 of the tank if they are individual reflectors..how deep is the tank 21"?
Ok I want to be able to keep coral in any part of the tank what kind of lighting is best for that?
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The nova extreme pro 6x54w bulb T5 324w fixture you should be able to keep sps anywhere in the tank in a 50g thats 6.5w per gallon or you could just add a metal halide
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