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Old 06-12-2011, 07:33 PM   #1
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MH or T5 high output.

Hi. I just set up a 72 gal. tank. I have a T5 fixture over it now with 2 10,000k and 2 420/460nm and 6 led lights. Right now I just have a few zoanthids, but may add some LPS and some SPS. Now my tank runs between 80-82 degrees. If I did change to MH would I need a chiller?
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What is the heater set at?
What wattage are the T5s?
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The T5's are 54 watt. Heater is set at 80. I do live in Florida so it's really hot hear. I do keep my house at 76. Don't know if that matters.
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Try dropping the heater down a little and seeing where the temp in the tank settles out at.
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Thanks I'll try that now.
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