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Old 05-16-2013, 03:34 PM   #1
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Lighting a 125.

Hey guys, I have a 4 bulb 48 inch t5ho wave point. Got it basically dirt cheap.. But never started corals in my 55.. Now I've got the oppurtunity to make a 125 gallon salt, using the 55 sump. What corals will that light be able to grow? Or is that light not gonna be satisfying enough to grow anything I'd want..
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Old 05-16-2013, 05:31 PM   #2
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Good question. Following!
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Old 05-16-2013, 08:00 PM   #3
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If the 125 is 6' long then it will not be enough light I have a 48" t5 4 bulb on mine right now because my canopy is to short for the MH's I was going to use. Now I will be ordering 3 led light fixtures for my 125.
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It is the 6 foot long tank, & alright, I wasn't sure if it would grow anything at least directly under the light, then grow the lower light corals on the out skirts of the light?
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No corals on the outskirts and only lower light corals directly underneath.
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Okay, so basically invest in some LED lights.. For a 125, what's a good LED light system, that's not gonna break me...
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How much do you want to spend?
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I myself will be going for the ones that Doug mr_x has recommended to me taotronics 120 dimmeable ones. On ebay.
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I want to spend enough of that will grow my corals & strive, without needing to get a second job.. Lol.
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For about 150-175 x 3, you can get the LEDs I use. Check my build thread. Google "taotronics dimmable led aquarium light"
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