lighting help

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  1. mango

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    hello all

    i am building a 800 x 800 x 600 cube. i was wondering would a 400watt metal halide with 14k blv b okay and have mayb 2 x t5 atinic lites . gonna b sps dominated.
     
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  3. Alan

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    I would say it will be fine, 400w is alot of light. Is this going to be your main tank or a second tank?
     
  4. mango

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    2nd tank. glad to hear that
     
  5. Bob the (reef)builder

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    Should be great plenty strong. Will be quite blue though. Maybe 10 000k or 12000k with the actinics would be better from a broader spectrum of light perspective.

    But it depends a lot on your aesthetic ITO what colour you want.
     
  6. mango

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    well i would like best colouration for my sps ... what would u suggest
     
  7. Bob the (reef)builder

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    The blue spectrum does good things for my SPS colour but so will anything down to 10 000k.

    Maybe your idea is the right place to start.
     
  8. mango

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    cool bob. thanks alou. does anyone know where i can get a vho from
     
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    What is a VHO? Very high output what?
     
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    Alan Admin MASA Contributor

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    You talking about the VHO antinic?
     
  11. AfAqua

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    Even at 20000K, a 400W would be good. What reflector are you thinking of?
     
  12. mango

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    it comes with a diamond reflector.
     
  13. 2balive

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    Saw a 400K unit at Petmasters in Boksburg on a new small cube they are doing in the back.

    It is a black pendant, with the ballast remotely. Anyone got an idea where to get these types?
     
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    Len please PM me
     
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    Mango surely you already have sufficient lighting for this tank?
     
  16. mango

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    its a new tank i am setting up i can either go diamond reflector 400watts or 250watt... which is betta. dont wanna overkill
     
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