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Old 11-03-2011, 04:47 PM   #1
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What Type Of Bulbs

So I know t5ho Lighting rather well for freshwater planted tanks. However I am preparing for my first SW tank and am looking at t5ho lighting. My tank is 29 gallon tall, And I am getting a Fishneedit 24inch/4bulb Fixture. However I am not sure what bulbs I need. What is the best combination? I wont be doing coral yet but will later possibly. what temp as well?
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should I use 2x Antnic and 2x White? 1000k?
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Old 11-04-2011, 01:49 AM   #3
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Ya I would go with 2 antnics and 2 10,000k bulbs. U might be limited into what sps and high lighting corals u can get. It all depends on how good the fixture is there as some cheap fixtures out there I been there done that.
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Well I know they have individual reflectors and are known to be rather quality fixtures. From Fishneedit.com
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Old 11-04-2011, 01:57 AM   #5
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What are your tank dementions? It seems like a good fixture.
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Old 11-04-2011, 02:12 AM   #6
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not 100% sure
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Old 11-04-2011, 09:12 AM   #7
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Is it ok to put a low to med light coral in a high light environment? Will it harm the coral or just cause way to much growth
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Old 11-06-2011, 09:24 AM   #9
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Too much lighting can cause some corals to brown out or not expand as much or even bleach in some cases.

You may want to aquascape your rocks in such a way that lower light demanding corals can be positioned in areas where they can receive indirect light.
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A 29 gallon is 30 inches I believe. So I would get the 30 inch four bulb. And get 2 blues and 2 whites. You'll be able to keep low-moderate light corals with that light
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