Lights for a 140l reef

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  1. Renannchen

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    Ok, now that i know what im going to use for flow... I want to knw what lights do i need? I have a 4 x 39w t5 light unit that im goin to use would that be enough or do i need more, was thinking of 2 x 12000k and 2x 20000k for the unit and 2 x led blue downlighters for moonlights, i want some sps, lps and softies in the system.
     
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    What is the dimensions of the tank bud?
    If I was going 4*T5's in the coloration you have chosen, this would be my choice :
    3 * 12000K
    1 * 20000K
    If you going to go with 2 blue bulbs and 2 12K bulbs, the tank is going to look too blue. It might look good, but will not really promote alot of growth.
     
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    Depending on the depth of the tank, four bulbs may not be enough especially for SPS's. I would personally add another two bulbs so you have four white and two blue.
     
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    I would say you could get away with 4 bulbs depending on tank width and depth. I dont like a blue tank, so I would have gone 4x 12000K or 1x 20000K and 3x 10000/12000K
     
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    Gotta ask what kinda bulbs u will b using as this makes a huge difference. 4 ati will b more than enough for all softies, lps and maybe some easy sps high up but 4 boyu's wont.
     
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    The tank size is 76 x 40 x 46 Aqua H20
    i have the following lights a 3x 39w t5 light fitting and a 2x 24w t5 light fitting, thougt the 39w was 4x but only got the whole system today..
     
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    going to use whatever i can find, curebtly have 2x 12000k reeftek bulbs and 1x actinic, but need to buy new bulbs asap
     

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