Birds nest will t5 lighting do?

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  1. vegasfish

    vegasfish Feather Star

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    I was wondering if T5 lighting will work for a birds nest coral? I really want to go with T5 for the 240 gal build I am doing for cost purposes. But I may change that if I can not have this coral and some others like it.

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    Will
     
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  3. inwall75

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    if you have enough bulbs yes but why not mh on a tank of that size?? You will still be bound with light restrictions if it is very deep
     
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    I was looking at the pink. But I like the green too.:)
     
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    it is 24" deep. The t5 setup i have been looking at has 4 bulbs. I'm guessing that won't cut it.
     
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    There are lots of great looking tanks of all sizes using only T5's, keeping every kind of coral. As long as you have good quality reflectors/bulbs/ballasts, and your tank isn't super deep and you don't want to keep SPS/clams on the bottom, anything should work. There is plenty of proof out there.
     
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    Cool I am worried about using halides in the event they heat the water up to much. I have no room for a chiller so that is not an option.
     
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    Either can live and grow under T5. If you want the green, you want it closer to the top. A pink would be fine halfway down.
     
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