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Old 01-29-2015, 03:42 AM   #21
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+1 to what Mr X says.

Yes that light will support corals, I even have some SPS Montipora doing great under mine. BUT at $25 per bulb and a full bulb set replacement every year or less, you're better off with the 2 led fixtures he linked. You won't save much for the T5 and they will even cost more once you replace the bulbs , which you will have to do if it's a used fixture.
Truthfully I would even sell you my 4 bulb T5HO fixture with 6 month old Geissmann bulbs for $150. That way the wife won't say anything when I buy the 2 led units he linked.


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Old 01-29-2015, 07:34 PM   #22
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Hello I have yet another question how many of these would I have to by for them to keep some corals? Would it have to be like 20 or could it be less or way less


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Old 01-29-2015, 09:35 PM   #23
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Hello please scratch that last question I want to ask instead about Build My LED and does anyone have experience with these? Will one work well with my 55? So please get back with as much info on this as can


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Old 01-29-2015, 11:29 PM   #24
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Nate...Build my LED is going to cost you 500 bucks or so, and it won't even be strong lighting.
I just chose this option...plugged in your 55 gallon tank, and chose "moderate lighting", and it came to $401.00
http://www.buildmyled.com/mc-series-...reef-spectrum/
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How many of these would I need for a 55 gallon to properly light it and keep soft corals and LPS corals


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You would need 2. Each one good for 2 feet of tank...
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Old 02-02-2015, 05:51 PM   #27
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Old 02-02-2015, 06:41 PM   #28
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Acualy can anyone suggest a decent led fixture that can keep what I want and not go over or at least to much over 200 dollars


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The taotronic LEDs, which you linked, are the best bang for your buck that exists in the hobby to my knowledge.
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+1 to what everyone has been saying this entire thread. Get 2 of these and be done. You could grow any coral you want.

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