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Old 12-26-2005, 08:44 PM   #1
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lighting on 20 gl

do u guys think 400 wts of mh to much for a 20 gl tank?
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I read once that it's never too much. Only down side is electric bill and burning certain corals if you put them too close to the top.
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yeah i think i'm going to go with one 250 wt
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Yeah I have 300watts of MH and 200 of actinic PC so 500 total in my 55 and everything is doing wonderful. I had 210watts of just PC in my 20 and that was enough light for my crocea clam but he was like 5 inches from the top. Like aznbob said there can never be to much light, but with it being a 20g there really isnt much from for lower layers of coral so theyre not receiving such high amounts of light. I think it will be fine with 250
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