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Old 01-31-2012, 10:11 AM   #1
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Want to upgrade lighting 55 gal

Want to upgrade my lighting on my 55 and I am at a crossroads what to do... Right now I have power compact total watt 260 and the bulbs are about year and half old ... Should I replace them pr upgrade I am torn between vho or metal halide ... I found good deal on metal halide 1 x 48"Aquarium Light Fixture 2 x 250W 1,5000K HQI Metal Halide 4 x 65W PC Actinic Lamps 4 x Dual Bluemoon LEDs 2 x 250W External Ballasts an this is only 279.99 can anyone give me input what to do... I want to have ability to have more than just soft coral... And if I did get that light would it be enough for 90 gal I want to get in the future ... Thanks
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Old 02-04-2012, 02:56 AM   #2
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Get two 4 bulb t5ho fixtures from ebay, fishneedit.com, or aquatraders.com. Ive got halides and t5s but my coral are doing great under t5s but are doing okay under my halides
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