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Old 07-22-2009, 06:16 PM   #1
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I am in the process of setting up a frag tank. I currently have one 96w PC bulb and balast from an old tank and was thinking about buying some T5's. I was looking at a 36w double linear strip.(30" Aqualight T-5 - Double Linear Strip - 58021)

Would this be good enough for the tanks purpose as a frag tank? I would combine two of these T5 set ups with the 96w PC that I currently have.
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I would think you'll want T5HO, but I guess it will depend on what types of corals you will be stocking it with.
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Would a 2x 24watt T5 HO retrofit system be good enough? i am planning to frag corals off of my 150 gal and grow them in this tank. As I said earlier I have a 96w PC but i would prefer not to use it if I dont have to.
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That might work depending on the corals, but 2x39w would probably be better and allow for more flexibility and growth.
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The problem it that my tanks demensions only allow me to go up to 30 inch in length. For now i would just be using it for soft corals(polyps, mushrooms, rics, xenia).

Would they have a problem growing and replicating in this tank? I would like them to grow and not stay the same size.
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That sounds like a 29... I think they'd live, but I'm not sure how well they would grow. Wait for one of the more lighting experienced folks to chime in though.
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I'd go for 4x 39W HO T5 for a frag tank. IMO you would get much better growth than with only 2 bulbs.
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The problem is that the 39w are too long for my setup. I have a 30" 29 gal with a canopy so I am trying to get something that will fit inside the canopy.

I have decided to go T5 but not sure which retrofit to get.
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The problem is that the 39w are too long for my setup. I have a 30" 29 gal with a canopy so I am trying to get something that will fit inside the canopy.

I have decided to go T5 but not sure which retrofit to get.
Oops, sorry! I meant to say 24W. I'm not too familiar with retrofit kits, but have heard good things about the Sunlight Supply kits.
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Old 07-24-2009, 06:55 AM   #10
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What about 1 150 MH?
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