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Old 07-07-2011, 10:43 AM   #1
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Need advise on lighting 75g

Hello,

I am new to the site and need some help in deciding what type of light to get for my 75g tank. I currently have a Coralife T5 light and it has died this morning. I would like to have corals in the tank.

Any advise would be great, also looking to spend about $400-$500

Thanks!!
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Old 07-07-2011, 10:49 AM   #2
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Hi. Welcome to the site!

How many bulbs did you have in your failed lights? And what kind of corals and /or clams or nems do you want? The best fixture would be a 6 bulb setup that would allow you to get anything you wanted pretty much.

Here are some links for ya

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4Ft/4Bulbs fixture

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TEK LIGHT T-5, 48" Light Fixture 6 x 54W lamps by Sunlight Supply* - AquaCave

This one I run on my 125g but with the 12 bulb setup

48" 6x54W Nova Extreme PRO T5HO 3x10k/3x460nm Actinics by Current USA*(1081) - AquaCave

Just some ideas for you. Alot depends on what you wanna grow.
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It has 4 bulbs .... appreciate the information and links!
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Old 07-07-2011, 11:23 AM   #4
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also not sure type of corals and stuff .... I'm pretty new to this game so my knowledge is pretty low. Basically if I'm going to buy a new light I want to make sure it won't limit what I can put in.
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Then I would go with one of the 6 bulb systems. It would allow you almost unlimited corals or any light needing creatures. The TEK fixture does not come with bulbs fyi. Just another consideration.
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thanks for the info .... hope to have more input from others
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I don't know much about lighting yet, but this one keeps calling my name.

Aquatic Life 48" 6-Lamp 6 x 54W T5 HO Light Fixture - AquaCave
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me too!! .... I have seen this one and keep going back to it.... anyone know anything about it?
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It's a great fixture from reviews. i ddn't inlcude it in my links list cause of the price. But it looks to have anything you'd need.
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Which bulbs would you get for it? For best health, growth, and color enhancing?
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