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Old 03-26-2011, 07:56 AM   #1
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4xT8 3xT5 luminaire

What corals or anemone's can I have ?
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what tank was this over, and what wattage are these lamps?
also, are the lamps individually reflected?
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55-60 gallon the three T5 are 39w each and reflected all together and I don't know about the T8
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soft corals and some lps are what i would put under that fixture. mushrooms, palys, zoas, perhaps wellsophyllia, duncanops maybe.
no anemones IMO.
the T8 lamps aren't a very high output lamp to start with, and then you have the T5s that are missing the key feature that make them efficient- the individual reflectors per bulb.
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Another member on here said it would be fine for all :S
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Mr.X comes highly recommended....I take his word for it all the time.

I also do agree, anemones need really high lights. I returned mine a few weeks ago because I wasn't sure I could give him all that he needed.
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3 T5's and 4 T8's :S what else could you need ??
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Your tanks going to be 21 inches high. If it was my tank, I'd be looking for 6X54 T5HO at the low end
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3 T5's and 4 T8's :S what else could you need ??
the t8 lamps are garbage, and the only thing that makes the T5s worthwhile is not present. you would need individual reflectors for the t5s and also you would need to remove the t8s and install more individually reflected t5s.
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