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Old 06-08-2011, 09:44 PM   #21
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I have a 48" aquaticlife T5HO that I'm happy with. Ran me about $130. but I believe for easy to care for corals you could get away with some high end PCs...am I correct? It'd be alot cheaper.
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My take is 12" wide. standard 55g tank but higher making it a 60g.
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no power compacts are not really cheaper then T5s they are more or less the same price, but lack the output and the bulbes are more expensive to replace
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Old 06-08-2011, 09:47 PM   #25
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216 WATT HIGH OUTPUT T5 48" AQUARIUM REEF LIGHT FIXTURE | eBay

I have been looking at this one.
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My take is 12" wide. standard 55g tank but higher making it a 60g.

then a 4lamp T5HO with individual reflectors is plenty of light
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no power compacts are not really cheaper then T5s they are more or less the same price, but lack the output and the bulbes are more expensive to replace
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i would stay away from that, look for soemthign with reflectors for each bulb, i'll get you a 48" fixture from the brand i just bought. i paid $110 for a 4 lamp 24"
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48" 4Ft 4 TUBE T5 HO FLUORESCENT GROW LIGHT SYSTEM BULB | eBay

the only thing is you'd have to change the bubles, those are 6500k and more for planted aquariums or green house plant growing.

best bet is put 2 actinic and 2 12000k lamps
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Thank you for the link. That will really help. One more thing is there anyway to bond live rock together? I am trying to figure that out.
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