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Old 05-31-2012, 06:46 PM   #1
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T5 for a 65gal

Hey everyone, Got an upgrade coming up and im trying to decide between the ATI and TEK fixtures. The tank will be a standard 65gal 36'x18'x25'. I know the ATI is superior, but I got to think about my wallet also. I want to have the option to put what I want where I want within reason of course. Clams on the bed, acros in the lower reaches, you get the idea. Mixed reef. Will 6 bulbs be enough with these fixtures or should I bump to 8 bulbs?The way I figure is I will be fine with the 6x in the ATI but not sure about the TEK. Thanks in advance. John
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This is going to be a T5HO system? How many watts per bulb?
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Old 06-01-2012, 11:52 AM   #3
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Well it would be 39 watts per bulb. I understand that a system "needs" a certain number of watts per gal. I also understand that, that formula has been disproven time and time again
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Well it would be 39 watts per bulb. I understand that a system "needs" a certain number of watts per gal. I also understand that, that formula has been disproven time and time again
Try this.
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