what type of lighting for a sps frag tank

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  1. RUAN

    RUAN

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    Hi

    I would like to know what type of lighting do i need for a sps frag tank:p

    fluoresent tubes
    metal halides

    exetra
     
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    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    i am planning on 2 t8s and some 4700k energy savers
     
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    thanks for shering
     
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    I use a 150w 20000k MH for a 70 litre sps frag set up, good colours and reasonable growth. In a sun lit system we have better growth but definite browning comparatively.
    I wouldn`t use energy savers for an sps frag set up unless the kelvin rating was at least 6500k and the t5`s you mentioned were 20000k.
     
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    IMO depending on how deep the frag tank is, I would put a small MH or if it is a shallow tank a couple T5's
     
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    MH, if you wanting results!
     
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    thanks for all your support
     
  9. Bob the (reef)builder

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    I you want a proper answer, you need to supply us with the size and depth of the tank.;)
     
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    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    i am going to upgade the lights to a 6500k, i have natural sunlight, and will add 20000k t5's
     
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    will this light be ok For a sps frag tank will just change the globe (150w)
     
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    Hmmm, I suppose if it's just for a frag tank then it might be ok. What are you going to change the globe to?
     
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    where u getting that from?
     
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    Dimensions of the tank will really help. The shallower the better for a frag setup.
     
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    jacquesb Retired Moderator

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    Ruan - yes, it will work. BUT, the frags/corals will not color up as they should - MAJOR UV assists in getting the corals to color up..... This light will help your corals grow BIG TIME, though....

    Dallas - that's a standard "halogen floodlight" that you get at any Builders Warehouse....
     
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