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Old 05-14-2013, 09:40 PM   #1
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help with lighting

I'm looking at a 48" T5 6X54watt which equals 324W, 3- 54watt 12,000 and 3 54watt Actinic Blue Lamps...here it is on ebay 48" 324W Aquarium Light Reef Marine Tank w LCD Timer Freshwater Lighting Coral | eBay
Will this be sufficient on my 55 gal reef tank I want to possibly have hard coral and clams in the future....Thanks Bill

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Old 05-15-2013, 07:40 AM   #2
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i say it would be good i have a 6 bulb fixture over my 125 keeping sps no problem, the only thing i would change bulb combination, i use 4 blue plus 1 coral plus and a purple plus

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A 6 x 54 watt T5 HO fixture would work. I would also change out the lamps. I like ATI Blue plus and ATI Aquablue specials though. I'm not a fan of the pink look. It's personal preference really, just make sure you pick quality lamps like ATI or Giesemann.
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