lighting mix up

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  1. FransSny

    FransSny

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    Hi guys having upgraded to a bigger tank i am currently running a mix of lights and would want to hear your thoughts pls as i would now want to sort lighting out once and for all befor having reflectors made for the new tank

    3 x 39w T5 6600K (looks a bit yellow though)
    1 x 54 w D-D powercrome actinic +
    1 x 54 w D-D powercrome actinic blue
    2 x 30 w T8 actinic 12000K

    only keeping softies and lionfish

    PS tank size 1500 x 65 x 65
     
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    Go for some 5Ft T5s(80watts). I'd say two or four of them, then its really simple and would be sufficient, but since you have 4fts already i say just get two or four more 4ft T5s, the 39w and t8s are a bit of a fart in a whirlwind, so just make it simple. two actinics and two/four 10000ks
     
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    FransSny Thread Starter

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    thanks scuba...also thought the 39's & t 8's were a waste of eskoms valuable resources. unfortunately due to my canopy setup MH is difficult to do, any thoughts on those D-d powercrome lights ?
     
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    actually i have never heard of them before, so maybe someone has some experience here to help you out
     
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    DD are great lights.

    Get rid of the 6500K replace with 10000K, 12000k or 14000k or mixture.
     
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    I would keep the 39W fittings, but stagger 2 of them over the length of the tank. Keep using the 6500K 39W lamps. Keep the 3rd as a spare.

    Install another 2 54W lamps. Use 8000K OSRAM lamps. If still too yellow try 10 000K or higher.

    Keep the other 54W lamps and if you can keep the 30W actinic too. It just seems to give a little something to the color of the corals.

    With this you could keep most corals. IMO.
     
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    FransSny Thread Starter

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    Thanks guys....visiting the LFS today
     
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    The DDs are fantastic lights. If you can afford them then go for them.
     
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    leslie hempel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    which odf these T5 are simular to the phillips actinic? sorry for the hijack:wave2:
     
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    FransSny Thread Starter

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    Hi les..know this is an old thread, could you figure out wheter any of these lights are similar to phillips?
     
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