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Old 06-09-2006, 12:02 PM   #1
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T5 LIGHTING

Ok im thinking of getting the this

http://www.drsfostersmith.com/Produc...&N=2004+113175

the 216 watt one. Will this be good for some corals I have a standard 55 gallon tank.
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I have that same 216 watt unit and have been running it now for 1 month. I was using Current USA's 380 watt Orbit Power Compact fixture. I have been yielding better results with the Nova T5 with less heat output and much less wattage. I have a 75 gallon tank and supplmented with several Slimline Aqua Light T5's to get a little more light. For your 55 I think this fixture would work fine for most corals. The only thing I can see needing additional light are some of the light intensive SPS corals such as Super Color Acropora.
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This fixture is better than the pc's you were running but T5's really need individual reflectors to get the maximum output from them. A really good T5 hood like a sunlight supply, aquatinics, or icecap with individual reflectors will compete with metal halides.

http://www.aquactinics.com/Products/T5_HO_Systems.htm

http://www.reefgeek.com/products/cat...ng/104193.html
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