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Old 06-08-2012, 12:02 PM   #1
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A 45 gallon tank (36 L x 12 W x 24 H)

Would a 36" quad t5 HO light work on that tank for corals? Would I be able to keep higher light corals if I placed them on Rock near the top of the tank?
Please let me know! Thank you!
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Old 06-08-2012, 12:09 PM   #2
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I think you will be fine for most softies.. And polyps... But for high light coral.. I think your still gonna need a halide.
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Old 06-08-2012, 12:28 PM   #3
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Would a 6 t5s be okay for some higher corals?
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Old 06-08-2012, 12:31 PM   #4
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It's possible ..... I'm relatively new to corals my self... Im simply telling you what I've been told.
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Old 06-08-2012, 12:43 PM   #5
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Okay thank you!
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Old 06-08-2012, 12:44 PM   #6
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A six bulb fixture would of course be your best bet in my opinion. You could get away with the 4 bulb setup depending on how you place your corals.

I have a 24 X 24 X 24 cube tank that I just put a single led panel over and it is definitely enough light for probably anything. here is the link for the light I got, you can get it on ebay for a bit cheaper now....

Amazon.com: TaoTronics Aquarium Coral Reef Tank White Blue LED Lamb Grow Light 120W: Patio, Lawn & Garden
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That's my next big purchase I think LED reef lighting... I would need atleast 2 of the ones you got
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Old 06-08-2012, 12:48 PM   #8
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They are about $150 on ebay now I think. lol Pretty cheap in the long run seeing as how a good T5 fixture will run at least $300. If anything this led is TOO bright...lol I;ve been very careful with my coral placement but still managed to burn out an acan on the sandbed. :-(

Gotta say they look spectacular too, specially with just the blues on. The corals literally glow under the blue light. lol
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Yeah... I want them !!!! All I have are some hairy shrooms .., orange zoa's.. And a leather. I am running a mixed system of 4 t5s two ate HO and two aren't... Don't ask
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