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Old 09-05-2006, 11:26 AM   #1
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HI all.
I searched for a while but couldnt find anyone with a similar situation. So hopefully someone can help me.

I have a 30 GAL, (36" wide) salt water tank.
Currently 3 fish. one a percula clown.

I have 12 lbs of live rock, but 25lbs of FIJI live rock on the way.
Currently i have a 50/50 regular flourescent bulb, but want to upgrade my lighting.

what do you suggest? aqua light pro is very expensive? 700+

will a t5 type bulb do? i would eventually like to host some reef creatures.

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Old 09-05-2006, 11:29 AM   #2
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T5's will do just fine, although they won't give you the shimmer of a MH though.
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although they won't give you the shimmer of a MH though.
...or the heat I believe.
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or the heat I believe.
Or the electric bill....
Nice set up by the way. I have the T5s and love them. You might see an algae bloom if you use them. Just watch your water and do some PWCs when needed.
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or the heat I believe.
Or the electric bill....
Nice set up by the way. I have the T5s and love them. You might see an algae bloom if you use them. Just watch your water and do some PWCs when needed.
Thanks! Which T5's do you have?
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This is the one I have:
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check out catfishlighting.com for t5's, thats where i got mine and am very pleased.
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I recommend VHO lighting. Not that expensive also.
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