illuminate me on my illumination

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  1. Relborg

    Relborg

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    ok guys my tank has been converted and is running and my wife hasnt killed me yet (It was close though)

    I will create a tank thread if needed this weekend .

    I have a 1,5 m tank and its 50 cm deep (if i remember correctly) +- 340l without my sump

    now a question on lighting I plan to keep softies and maybe a few lsp's

    will the following be sufficient ?

    6 x 54w: 3x 10k; 2x 12k; 1x Actinc

    thats only like 324 w in total or should i try get 8 x 54w(not sure about space)?


    or am i missing the pot totally and now look like a moegoe ?
     
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  3. JsPLAYn

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    For what you want to keep,4 x 54wats would be enough, try an add more blue tho, maybe 1 x10000k 1x12000k and 2 actinics.. That's should give a perfect balance.... Ur way would be tooo yellow an would promote unwanted algae growths
     
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    Which brand of bulbs do you want to use? Jay is right that your lights appear to white/yellow from your description but the colours differ from brand to brand. The amount of lighting is enough just incase you want to upgrade your coral choices in the future
     
  5. Relborg

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    It will probably be reeftek if I'm not mistaken they make a blue 10 and 12k
     
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