T5 lighting?

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  1. RUAN

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    Hi guys/gals

    I am in the process of planning my new tank and I am wondering if I would be able to keep/grow sps corals with 6x 80w T5 globes(Giesemann) 3 of the globes will be actinic+ and the other 3 will be aquablue+(white) ,the tank is only 500mm high will this also bring out the color of the sps and will they grow?
    Regards
    Ruan
     
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  3. dallasg

    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    that will be perfect!
     
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    Why not throw in an aquapink?
     
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    My sps are doing amazing under t5's.

    I've got 8 globes on a 1000x600x450 tank.

    3 x Aquablue+
    1 x aquapink
    3 x actinic+
    1 x pure actinic.
     
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    And a pure actinic...
     
  7. RUAN

    RUAN Thread Starter

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    Ok awesome thanks a lot guys........will go for 1 pure actinic and 1 aquapink..........;)
    Will start my new thread on my new 1.5m tank soon.
    Watch this space.
     
  8. RUAN

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    @dallasg hi guys sorry for the bother but can I keep and grow sps corals under only 4 80w T5 globes......; )
     
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    If not, what is then the use of T5's in the hobby?
    For sure you can!
     
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    It will be 100%
     
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    You can grow sps under 1 x 80W t5. I had success under 1 x 54W.
     
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    Thanks allot guys.....:thumbup:
     
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