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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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I would say it will be fine, 400w is alot of light. Is this going to be your main tank or a second tank?
 
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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.
 
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well i would like best colouration for my sps ... what would u suggest
 
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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.
 
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cool bob. thanks alou. does anyone know where i can get a vho from
 
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Even at 20000K, a 400W would be good. What reflector are you thinking of?
 

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Mango surely you already have sufficient lighting for this tank?
 
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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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