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Old 03-17-2011, 11:28 PM   #1
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Lighting upgrade?

Ok so I am looking to upgrade my lighting for my tank I'n a few months to be able to have corals. What type of lighting would I need? My tank is 60g. 4 ft long 1foot deep and 2 feet tall. Currently I have two 18in t8 6500k 50/50 lights I'n the stock hoods. Will a 48in t5 ho double fixture with one 10000k and 6500k light be enough for some soft corals?
Oh yeah led lights and metal Hal are out of the question. Led are to expensive and the other produce to much heat.

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a 2 lamp t-5 fixture will limit you. if i was trying to light your tank i would have 6, individually reflected, high quality, lamps over it.
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