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Old 11-06-2005, 08:52 PM   #1
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4' or 5' PC lights for a 72 inch long 125 gallon Tank

Hello to all,...

i am looking to get hamilton PC lights.
i have a 6 foot 125 gallon tank. what size lights should i get,..
the 4 footers or the 5 footer Power Compact lights ?

these lights will put out about 384 watts


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IMO need need lights to cover the whole 6' so if they dont sell 6' PC get the 5'. Do you plan on corals or is this a FO tank? Have you thought about VHO?
Also 384 is not that much light in a 125 if your going reef.

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You should look into 3 250w MH fixtures instead.
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I have never seen PC bulbs longer than 3' I belive your thinking of VHO or maybe T-5 in that lengh.
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Aqua Traders has some really great deals on both PC & MH in 72”. They aren’t name brand lights but a heck of a lot cheaper.

If you are doing FO then the PC would be fine.
PC 72” for $149.00 (same wattage you were looking at)

For reef you will need more.
MH/PC 72” for $399.00 (785 watts with moon lights)
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