T5 for 5 foot

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by vzyla, 6 Jul 2008.

  1. vzyla

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    Hey. Can any body tell me what type of globes and how many i should use on a 5 foot tank? I currently have 3 54W balasts(making 6 globes). Will this be enought for corals?[​IMG]
     
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    perfect bulbs to use!whats the width and depth of the tank?
     
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    45cm wide and 60cm deep. Sand bed will be about 3cm
     
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    6 bulbs will be perfect.go for a decent brand like ATI or Geisiman
     
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    Thanks mekaeel. Any advice on how many blue and how many white? I thought of 2 blue and 4 white?
     
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    Ideal :)
     
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    Thanks man!!
     
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    cool man :)
     
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    Perfect :thumbup1:
     
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    Thanks Viper. Realized yesterday i did not buy enoughend caps. Will have to visit Joburg again to get these things and sommer globes as well while i am there!
     
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    Cool, have you got reflectors?
     
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    what do t5 reflectors go for?Where can we buy?
     
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    AT LFS, anywhere between R40 - R150 each
     
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    lighting suppliers would also stock them, right?
     
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    Right.
     
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