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Old 01-04-2014, 03:57 PM   #1
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Lighting help

Hello all..... I'm upgrading into a 55 from a 29..... I've been using a cheaper t5 light for it and it has been working fine! This is mostly fish only but I do have a couple soft corals and may go with more later...... While I was looking for a fixture for my 55 I came across this...... http://bit.ly/1c46Ol1. (I hope this uploads). Would this be a decent light?
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Old 01-04-2014, 04:05 PM   #2
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That light would let you keep just about any coral or anemone. BUT with halides comes a bigger electricity bill as well as heat, they are like little suns, the heat is incredible.
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I was wondering about that... Thanx
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This is the other one I was looking at.... http://bit.ly/16tnfYD it's chems but looks like it will get the job done?!?!
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I run that fixture over my 90g. Works fine and the price is definitely right.
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Awesome!! Do you have a reef tank? Or FOWLR?
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I have reef and fowlr tanks, I tend to keep half a dozen tanks up at a time. lol

I've never had any issues with t5 fixtures though and they will keep the majority of corals, you might need a 6 bulb t5 for high light corals like sps ones.
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Awesome!! If I ever get into the expensive stuff I'll be able to get expensive lights! Thanx for your help!
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