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Discussion in 'Urgent Help Needed' started by teez, 12 Apr 2009.

  1. teez

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    hi all,

    i have just one question, i am planning on building a tank with dim, 2.4 L X 60 W X 80 H. water level is going to be around 70 cm.

    and i am going build the reef about +/- 50 h all round, with ledgers and so on.

    any has any ideas if i should run 2 X 250w MH with T5's in the centre or 3 X 250w MH's.

    i want to keep both soft and hard corals.

    any advice will help
     
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  3. Tony

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    I would go with three 250W halides with maybe four 54W T5's for better light distribution throughout the length of the tank
     
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    leslie hempel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    agree with Tony here what bulbs are you planning to run 10/14/20K? 3 x 250 would be the answer but the reflectors are the important part. i would still add some T5, perhaps a mixture of blues and actinics to have the best of both worlds..
     
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    3 x MH's won't be enough to give good coverage on a 2,4 tank.
     
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    3*400w MH on lumiarc reflectors with 54W t5's end to end for supplimentation
     
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