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Old 06-19-2011, 05:54 PM   #1
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Lighting question

Hey if I get a t5 4 bulb fixture and each bulb doing 54 W so a total of 216 W is that going to be enough for nems and corals?
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Old 06-19-2011, 05:59 PM   #2
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How big is the tank?
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O right sorry it is a 75
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then yes it is enough, i'm guessign its a standard 48x18x20?
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Yep just s normal 75. I'm really looking for a 72 bow front but I guess that light would be just fine for that also
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yeah it would be, although bowfronts are a little different, as they are taller and narrower
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Ok cool thank you very much
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Old 06-19-2011, 06:49 PM   #8
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If I wanted to buy a fixture for a 75g I would go with a 6 bulb indivudual reflector model. While the 4 bulb is great for a 55g I think if you want nems and other high light things the 6 bulb is the way to go.

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What if I got two of the 4 bulb t5's I found a person on craigslist that has two for a very good price but if I could only get one then i was going to do that but i can get both if needed. Or could that be to much? Is there such a thing as to much
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you'd have to make sure the balasts were the same and they have the same reflectors. i would agree carey but a 6 lamp is a little to much for some softies, with a 4 lamp you can have your SPS and nems closer to the light and have your LPS and leathers closer to the bottom. just be sure to get quality lamps and you should be fine
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