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Old 03-30-2012, 05:38 PM   #1
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Lighting for sps tanks.

So I'm building a 75g bare bottom sps/lps tank. Will a 6bukb t5ho fixture give me the light I need for this? Or do I need more bulbs? Please let me know what you think. I don't want to spend the money on LEDs and mh get to hot for my room so I don't want to have those. The fixture will have all ati bulbs in it to increase the par of the lights.
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Old 03-30-2012, 06:13 PM   #2
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I believe the depth of a 75 is 20"? And I run a 36" 6 bulb tek elite on my 46 which is 21" deep and I am getting growth all the way to about 18"-19" down on my sps so it should be just fine but wouldn't compare to running 2 MHs
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Old 03-30-2012, 06:31 PM   #3
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What are some mh I would want to use? I have about 400$ to spend on lighting.
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I'm not to sure when it comes to MH I only run t5s until leds become a lil cheaper and stronger but I'm sure someone with experience in that lighting will let you know soon
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You could check out the taotronics LED fixtures on eBay. Mr. X is using them on his 220 with great results. They fit well within your budget for lighting.

TaoTronics 120W Aquarium Coral Reef Tank White Blue LED Grow Light- White | eBay

And one with a little more blue:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Aquarium-Cor...ht_4555wt_1270
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Old 03-30-2012, 08:02 PM   #6
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im very interested in this how many would i need? 3?
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I would think 2 or 3, but I am a novice reefer... you might want to check out Mr. X's build thread (I think it is called "Doug's 220 in wall build" or something like that. He has a lot of discussion about the lights in there, as well as PAR measurements he took. I think he did 6 on his 220, but I could be off on that.
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Old 03-31-2012, 12:02 AM   #8
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You could check out the taotronics LED fixtures on eBay. Mr. X is using them on his 220 with great results. They fit well within your budget for lighting.

TaoTronics 120W Aquarium Coral Reef Tank White Blue LED Grow Light- White | eBay

And one with a little more blue:
Aquarium Coral Reef Tank black Blue LED Grow Light 120W | eBay

I am super interested in these lights all the info I can get about these I'm interested in. I'd think 2 of these would be just fine over my tank.
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I decided I am going to get 2 of these lights the bluer ones. They have great reviews and based off Mr x par ratings it should do great for my sps reef.
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Excellent! I think 2 will be fine.
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