enough lighting?

Discussion in 'Reef Lighting' started by camfish, Jan 25, 2013.

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  1. camfish

    camfish Plankton

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    For my 75 gallon would this be enough lighting, I would have one fluorescent fixture with a 32 watt actinic, a low output t5 that have has two 28 watt bulbs, then an HO fixture that is 108 watts. Is 2.6 watts per gallon enough for some low light corals?
     
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  3. 2in10

    2in10 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Welcome to 3reef. Watts per gallon went out with the use of T12 bulbs.

    You should have plenty with the HO fixture alone for low light corals.

    If you have good reflectors and ballasts with your lights you should be able to SPS coral and clams with all of those lights.
     
  4. bluetang18

    bluetang18 Astrea Snail

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    I've used regular t5 and the only coral that actually grew decent was my gsp. H.O. M.H. are the way to go!