which lights?

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by Johan van Aardt, 22 May 2009.

  1. Johan van Aardt

    Johan van Aardt I love marines [R.I.P.]

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    ok my tank will be 600mm wide 600mm long and 500 mm high.

    i am planning a metal halide and twoo flurecents, but what i really do need to know is what kelvin rating i should go for and what kind of lights i should use and so on, bear in mind i also want to keep all kinds of corrals from low light intensive to high light intensive. and lastly what lighting would you suggest like maybe rather three fluresents or 5 t5's and no mh.
     
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    i would say one 250w mh 1000k and two blue actinic t5's for colour:) can keep any coral then as far as lighting is concerned.
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    I think you meant 10 000K.

    I would like to try a 150W 10 000K and completely surround it with the blue LED down lighters. The down lighters should help whiten up the halide a bit as well as act as moon lights if you leave just one on during the night.

    If this combination is still too yellow, look into a 14 000K halide.

    I think the 250 will be way more than necessary and the extra heating will raise your tank temps excessively.
     

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