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Old 07-30-2009, 10:10 PM   #1
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20g Nano reef Tank

hey guys i have a 20 gallon long nano reef tank. I have a 30" 2x18w 36 watt t5 double linear light on there right now. A friend told me that i need better light.

i was considering three possible options.

1 getting another 30" t5 and just run two 36 watt t5s.

30" Aqualight T-5 - Double Linear Strip - 58021

2 get a 24" 2x24 watt T5 High output retro kit, this is what my friend baught and strongly suggested. said he think i might be able to have hard coral

24" 2 x 24w T5 HO Retrofit Kit - 24224

3 i also found this while searching a 175w metal halide kit thats cheaper then the t5 retro kit and it comes with a bulb.

JBJ K-1 175W Metal Halide Retrofit Kit with FREE XM Lamp!! - K-1-175P

let me know what you think, and offer me what ever suggestions you can thanks !
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I think that if you have the money to blow on the metal halide light then go for it. I hear those lights are the strongest and if you had the correct one you could support just about every coral there is available for the tanks.
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yea but ive heard the metal halide ballast burn out alot! i figure metal halide is probably the best bet !
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