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Old 06-15-2006, 12:07 AM   #1
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PC Lighting v. VHO Lighting

I currently have a 6x65w PC light (390w total) on my 90 gal tank (48x18x24). I have a cousin that said that he will sell me his 4x110w DIY VHO Retrofit kit (440w total) for $100. He only used them for a few weeks. The kit has 2 10K and 2 URI Super Acintics bulbs.

Would you upgrade to the VHO light kit? Is the 50w difference that big a deal? Will the few corals (mushrooms and button polyps) that I have thrive better under the VHO then the PC lights?
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Old 06-15-2006, 12:46 AM   #2
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I have been prety successful with keeping LPS corals under PC lighting. You tank isn't too tall, and at 4.3 wpg, you shoud be good to go.
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Those URI super actinics look incredible. VHO lighting looks quite nice, better then PC in my opinion, whether the performance is any better I don't know. I personally use PCs and I am looking to switch to T-5s.
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Old 06-15-2006, 02:36 PM   #4
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Yeah, I've started doing some research on t-5s. I like what I've read so far!
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I think you will find that PCFs are basically T5s that have been bent into a loop.
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