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Old 12-10-2009, 06:19 PM   #1
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Hello!!! I have 20 gal. long tank<30 inch.long, 12 inch high > I used it sometimes as my QT. But know I have a lot of frags, I really enjoy make them and watch how they grow into big corals. I need your advice on lighting. Right now Im using 2-20W only 24 inch long compact fluorescent by Current. They do fine but i know they could use more light, plus my 24 inch light is to short. I see Current makes 30 inch T-5 but they are only 2-24W. That is not a lot more then i have right now.What do You guys think? Please help me !!! I think it should be more then 48W? Maybe You can suggest something.

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48w of T5 HO light is A LOT better than 40w of PC. T5 HO has better penetration and PAR than PC. Current also makes the Nova Extreme Pro's which you might want to check out.
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Thom is correct. That and the fact that the refectors on a t-5 unit are better at focusing the light into the AQ. The smaller (thinner) t-5's give off less shadow and more usable light.
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