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Old 02-13-2007, 10:58 AM   #1
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lighting a 48x24x24 120 gal tank with HO T5?

I am a big fan of t5 lighting because of how well it has worked on my previous SW tanks. I was able to house and even grow acroporas with it.


I am also using primarily t5 on my planted tank now and soley HO t5 on my african tank, even though I am not growing plants in it (yet).


I am thinking about 2 of these fixtures over a 120 gal tank.


http://www.dtpetsupplies.com/catalog...s-from-Finnex/

that is 3.6 wpg traditional, not taking into account T5 ability to penetrate depth.

Is that going to be too much? Too little?

opinions?
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I would say that as long as you have Pressurized CO2 and a good dosing routine that it would be doable. You can always back of the light a little bit by replacing some of the daylight bulbs with Actinic, if you find that it does end up being too much light for you.
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I currently have 4x65w CF + 2, 2xODNO 32wT8 and 1 32w on mine for a total of about 390w total. It's not doing too bad at all.. I'm trying to avoid T5's since the cost can get so huge up here.. but if you have a good supply of Co2 then I imagine with 2 of those fixtures you will be able to make just about anything grow.. Mind you, you'll have to swap out a couple of the actinics in that fixture.
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