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Old 06-30-2005, 02:29 PM   #1
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Reef lighting

I am currently setting up a 240 gallon saltwater tank its going to have mostly soft corals and fish. I have 3 metal halide lights for the tank a 400 watt and 2-175 watt but no bulbs, any suggestions on what kind of bulbs I should go with and where. Also I was thinking of getting 2-4 foot vho's do you think that would be a good idea or over kill

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1x175w on the left and right sides, and the 400w in the middle.

Accenting with VHO isn't a bad idea. Get 2x18k and 2xActnic.

Go for blue/white (10k) MH bulbs.

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i like 18k for halides. do the 400 watt in 18k and the other two in 10k.
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