40 breeder light - need some help.

Discussion in 'Reef Lighting' started by Mrhighline, Mar 17, 2013.

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  1. Mrhighline

    Mrhighline Fire Shrimp

    Jul 21, 2012
    Gilbertsville Pa.
    I have a 2 bulb t5 light on my 40 breeder and I'm a little disappointed in the way my coral look. I'm looking for some ideas as far as lighting. It's sorta a budget build so cost is a concern. I have a Chinese led fixture and I'm not sold on that tech. DIY LED is appealing but don't know much about it ... Other option is add another 2 bulb fixture or sell it and put it towards a 4 bulb. Halide is out of the question, bedroom is on the second floor and gets hot in the summer even with the ac on. Also I have a cape cod so hanging a light is a challenge due to the slope of the roof. Thanks in advance guys and gals ....
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  3. 2in10

    2in10 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Aug 6, 2009
    Sparks, NV
    I would suggest another 2 bulb T5HO to get full coverage or the tank width.