tank lighting

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by regis, 27 Apr 2011.

  1. regis

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    just wanted some of the reefers out there opinons. My tank is 850l x 650w x 600h. Have some small sps frags and some softies. Is 2 x 70w MH and 6 x 39w T5. enough lighting, too little or borderline. The lights are 12cm above the water. I would like a manly sps tank. Whating for your thoughts.
     
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  3. Manic

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    It really depends on the globes you are using but I would say that is plenty lighting for sps.
     
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    Sounds good to me too!

    What globes you running?
     
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    the mh are blv 14k. At the moment I have 1 giesmen blue + and 2 sulvanian white tubes. I am waiting for more giesmen before I put the extra 3 t5s. Just wanted to make sure it was not overkill.
     
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    nah not overkill,just right.you could get away with around 300watts on that tank so maybe leave out one mh,or 2 t5 but if you serious about sps colouration and growth then use all stated above for best results.
     
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