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 08-30-2009, 07:34 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
BigMike75's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Fort Knox, KY
Posts: 89
Lighting for 90 gallon reef

I am building a 90 gallon mixed reef and need some help with the lighting.

What is the difference between a 4 X 110watt Ice Cap VHO setup and a 4 X 54watt T5 HO setup?

VHO setup = IceCap VHO Retrofit Kits

T5 HO Ballast = BallastWise - E-Ballast DXE4HO5U
I have saw this ballast used in a few builds. Then get lamps, reflectors and stuff from hellolights.

I am also going to run 2 X 250watt HID bulbs

Ballast = BallastWise - HID E-B DXE250HID1

Reflectors = 250W HQI (Double Ended) MH Reflector - 6125035

Bulbs = 1400K Phoenix Bulbs

What is the thoughts for coming up with the best lighting and growth?
__________________

__________________
BigMike75 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2009, 09:04 PM   #2
SW REEF 18+ YEARS
Community Admin
 
melosu58's Avatar



Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Virginia
Posts: 38,249
I`m very partial to VHO`s but truthfully T5`s have more intensity. If you ate already going to run MH`s then maybe the VHO`s will be a better match because you`ll already have good intensity from the MH`s. Either will compliment your MH`s IMO.
__________________

SITE ADMINISTRATOR

You can view many of my fish and corals in my photo albums in my profile.

View my tank


AA Community Rules|AA TOS

Forums 101 - posting, accounts, basics
melosu58 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
90 gallon, light, lighting, reef

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 for 10 gallon reef mr funktastic Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 6 04-23-2006 07:14 AM
55 Gallon Reef Lighting hardparts2 Saltwater Reef Aquaria 11 01-06-2006 11:37 PM
10 gallon reef lighting sks Saltwater Reef Aquaria 3 01-14-2005 11:50 PM
90 gallon reef lighting nickthapainter Saltwater Reef Aquaria 13 01-12-2005 12:34 AM
lighting--55 gallon reef mtglore Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 4 07-23-2003 05:26 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:24 PM.


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