T5 Lighting for LPS?

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  1. dhd666

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    Hey Guys,

    Wanting to start up my 3 Foot aquarium, and was wondering if 4x 39w T5s would be sufficient lighting for keeping LPS corals?
     
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    definatley.. my advice would be to get good quality bulbs such as guiesseman kz or ati if budget allows. I personally prefer more blue than white.. but most lps are hardy once settled and will do perfectly under T5. What is the depth of your system?
     
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    Thanks Leslie!

    Its a standard 3foot, so 30cm.

    I prefer a "white look" for the lighting, rather than blue. What combination of globes should I go for?
     
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    Also, what are good LPS species to start with?
    I used to keep anemones and had a Bubble Coral a few years back
     
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    Frogspawns are always a good one to start with very hardy. Acans and blasto's also
     
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    Great! Thanks.

    What type of flow would I need?
     
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    Low to moderate flow would be first price
     

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