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Old 04-26-2008, 06:06 PM   #1
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90 gallon lighting question...

Currently on my 90 gallon I have 5 54 watt 460nm Actinic T5 bulbs and 3 54 watt 10,000k T5 bulbs. I really like the look of the tank when I switch to 6 Actinics and 2 10,000 K bulbs. If I make this switch is this enough lighting for my tank. I have numerous soft corals, zoo's, leathers etc...
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Moving this to the appropriate forum. General Hardware and equipment discussion.

Even though you`ll be OK on the wpg rule (as vague as it is) I`m wonder if you`ll have too much actinics with 6 of the 8 bulbs being actinic. It will be great for your corals but the viewing part is what I`m wondering about. I`m really just thinking out loud.
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Thanks. I wasn't sure if the WPG ratio took into consideration Actinics or just the 10,000 K bulbs.
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