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Old 07-25-2013, 10:04 PM   #11
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Need some help I can get this light real cheep it a Odessa light . What is Your opinion of the light. Is it to strong for a 55 gal reef tank Attachment 188371 I can get it for $100.00 it has 4 T5 blue
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Old 07-25-2013, 10:07 PM   #12
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Here is the light

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Old 07-25-2013, 10:07 PM   #13
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whoops I posted in your other thread. lol
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That's fine . Lol so I would need 2 and not one
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Old 07-25-2013, 10:13 PM   #15
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No, you would need a two BULB fixture that is 48 inches across. The t'5's dont really count as that is a metal halide light fixture. The big bulb in the middle is the metal halide
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How many watts is the halide bulb?
250 watt halide with 4 t5 actinics should be plenty
I run a 250 14k phoenix with 4- 420 geismann t5's on my
92 semi circle with no problems

Also you need to find out how old the bulbs are
If old you should replace them
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Old 07-25-2013, 11:18 PM   #17
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No don't know how old he upgrade his tank that's why I can Get at a good price . He sold the tank today
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Ok I'm back. About to set up the tank this weekend if every thing goes good. I have a Question . When I start up the tank with 60 lb of LR & 50 lb DR & 80 lb of Fiji pink sand should I keep both of my reactor empty until it Cycles. Or run it for a few months be for I put every thing in the reactor ?
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I would let it cycle then fire everything up when the cycle is finished.
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Should I run the light during the cycle
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