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Old 10-24-2012, 01:05 PM   #11
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They grow corals fine despite not producing as much light as other T5 fixtures. The reduced light output comes from the bulbs being spaced close together and the reflectors are flat causing re-strike. This doesn't mean they won't grow corals, but they do produce less light per bulb. In a shallow tank it's no big loss. In a deep tank it can be a real issue. If you're trying to grow soft and LPS corals in a reasonably shallow tank the Odyssea lights will give out all the light for coral growth most people need.
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I have a regular 55 g with the 216watt I have zoas,frogspawn,palys and Xenia u think with that light is fine
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Old 10-24-2012, 04:25 PM   #13
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I have a regular 55 g with the 216watt I have zoas,frogspawn,palys and Xenia u think with that light is fine
Definitely. Though, if you plan on getting any SPS corals later on it would be best to consider a FishNeedIt T5 fixture.
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Old 10-24-2012, 04:40 PM   #14
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If you want a higher end t5 fixture for sps I love my tek elite 6 bulb.. grows anything
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Sorry I'm kinda new to corals, what is sps?
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Old 10-24-2012, 04:50 PM   #16
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Small polyp stoney corals like acroporas.
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Old 10-24-2012, 05:40 PM   #17
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If you want a higher end t5 fixture for sps I love my tek elite 6 bulb.. grows anything
I'm trying to look for the tek elite but can't find them
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Old 10-24-2012, 05:58 PM   #18
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A Tec Elite 6 bulb fixture is massive overkill for a 55. On a deeper tank, front to back, it would be amazing. Are you certain the 6 bulb fixture isn't more than 12" deep by itself? It'd be awesome over a 75 though.
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A Tec Elite 6 bulb fixture is massive overkill for a 55. On a deeper tank, front to back, it would be amazing. Are you certain the 6 bulb fixture isn't more than 12" deep by itself? It'd be awesome over a 75 though.
I have mine over my 46 bf and is the absolute maximum width I could go before having light bleed over the sides. It would cover the entire top of a 55 but it would give you enough light to grow anything you want. I get growth out of sps at 19"
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The 48" 6 bulb is 15.8" wide and 2" on each side is just fixture the bulbs should be about 12" so it would overhang your tank but the bulbs wouldn't if you know what I'm saying
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