Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 06-27-2011, 03:09 PM   #11
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
carey's Avatar

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Deltona, Florida
Posts: 20,962
If you get a 75 it will be 4 feet long, and 18 inches from the back of the tank to the front of the tank. It is I think 21" deep, from top to bottom.

You would want a 4ft fixture on a 4ft tank, if you go smaller you will have a dark spot on either end of your tank.

The spectrum depends on what you like. I have 2 whites ( 12000k) and 2 blues on my 48" fixture. The higher the number the bluer it gets. I tend to like a blue-ish hued tank myself. they make purple bulbs too that you can mix in and get a different hue.

My 125g has 6 10000k bulbs and 6 blue bulbs. I find the color to be too "white" for me.
__________________

__________________
180g Reef - 60g Rimless Reef -90G FOWLR- 125g Malawi Cichlids- 40b REEF- 34g Fresh Planted-working on- 20L FOWLR- working on
I have a mix of many different saltwater fish amongst my tanks, but I love my Tangs most of all.
carey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-27-2011, 05:49 PM   #12
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Gti_Leo's Avatar


 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Toronto,Ontario
Posts: 3,021
kelvin rating is the color temperature of the lamps, it has a light effect on the brightness, but we don't worry about that. as for the wattage the longer the T5 the higher the wattage. all T5s will give you the sam light output in a messured area, IE. in a 6" length of a 24" and a 48" lamp they will both put out roughtly the same light output.

as for putting a 3ft ligth on a 4ft tank , you will be loosing out on a foot of aquarium for higher light corals, it will still get lite up but not well
__________________

__________________
Gti_Leo is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
light, lighting

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Lighting hiltymj Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 8 06-27-2011 09:44 AM
10G SW lighting dhype14 General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 7 06-26-2011 07:10 PM
Lighting Desastre General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 2 06-26-2011 07:59 AM
New to plants lighting changes. rain87 Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 3 06-26-2011 05:30 AM
50/50 lighting in fresh water? fadetoblack06 Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 2 06-23-2011 08:30 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:47 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.