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Old 09-01-2011, 10:30 AM   #361
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Pc is def more than sufficient for fowlr. My 72" coralife hood has 4-96w pc bulbs (2whites,2actinics), I dont even run all 4 cuz it lights the room up
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Old 09-01-2011, 10:34 AM   #362
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For fish only a single T8 bulb would suffice. Light in that kind of tank is really just for us.
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Yeah but I'm thinking of when we get to adding corals.
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Old 09-01-2011, 12:12 PM   #364
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Well if you're looking for a fixture for that now, I would recommend a t5 6 bulb fixture. With nice individual reflectors and I think you'll be set.
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Well if you're looking for a fixture for that now, I would recommend a t5 6 bulb fixture. With nice individual reflectors and I think you'll be set.
Don't you have a 12 bulb? Or is yours set up 6 for each half of your tank?

If a 6 bulb fixture is all I need for my tank why are there so many options? 2 bulb 4 6,8, 10?

Also a 6 bulb is hard to find. Seems like it anyway
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I have a 6 foot tank, so yeah the 6 are split in half.

A 75g should have a 48" length so your options are endless. I only recommend a 6 bulb because of the extra width of the tank. Its the exact same as a 55 but the width is 18" instead of 12 and the extra 2 bulbs will give you more coverage.
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Kinda makes sense. I still think the lighting issue is over complicated


Thanks Carey.

Ha now which option is cheaper?

What spectrum actually grows the corals and which ones are just for us?
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Yeah, took me awhile tog et the t5 lighting down, I;m working on understanding MH and led's now. lol

I personally like a blue tank so on my 55g I got new ati bulbs. 2 aquablue specials and 2 blue plus'es.

I paln on going with almost the same setup when/ifg I do finally get new bulbs for the 125g. I'm just gonna add a purple plus instead of 2 of the blue pluses.

Most people opt for a micx of 12k bulbs and then either mixing the purples and the actinics. All depends on what look you are looking for. I find 10k bulbs to be too yellow and it seems to wash out the colors of the corals.
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So any color will grow? Just what colors a person chooses are a matter of taste?
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I believe you need some whites and some blue to get coral growth. It's all a matter of par rating. Youwouldnt get as good coral growth if all you had were actinics. The aquablue specials I like are white bulbs at about 12k spectrum so they are my "whites".

Some one will chime in with the easiest way of saying this lol.
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