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Old 10-24-2003, 12:36 PM   #11
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It really boils down to what kind of tank you are doing. Of course you want MH if youre doing hard corals and lps or clams. For soft corals you can get away with VHO and PC. It also depends on tank depth. Light only penetrates so far into the water and knowing how far you need to push light through water will help you factor in what you need. Like i said its a whole volume of information you can sift through before you start understanding what you need for your tank.
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Old 10-25-2003, 02:33 PM   #12
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higher wattage or higher k

say 6.5k at 384watts

vs 10k at 260 watts

I am going crazy trying to make a desicion

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Old 10-25-2003, 02:54 PM   #13
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I say both 6500K at 384 or 10K at 384.

The K has nothing to do with the wattage...

Either Kelvin at 384, will allow you to support some sps corals.

Either Kelvin at 260, will limit you to LPS and shrooms, zoos, etc...

It really isn't that confusing... 6500K is yellower to the eye than 10K which is whiter. The wattage will give you the intensity needed for the different animals you may want in the tank...
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