Discussion in '3reef Site Polls' started by Matt Rogers, Nov 21, 2007.
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the tank is sps dominated, 10w/gal works well. check out the pics on my profile to see why.
216w T-5HO over my 55gal.
Nice looking tank.
I am just a softi lover, have some frogspawn in main tank that grows great also.
System much simpler then yours. No chillers, reactors, dosers, monitors, RO/DI system, etc.
Works great for me and very simple to maintain.
12 Gallon NanoCube
720W over a 95.
WPG is not a good way to measure lighting.
Sticky Look ups
diver_1928 is correct
Advanced Aquarist's Online Magazine - Lateral Lines: Classification and Terminology For Reef Aquarium Lighting
i had to keep it simple since thats what the poll was, but since you went there the site will shed light on the subject ( pun intended )
This looks like a My dog is bigger then your dog thing I have just enough for my 180tank.. 1,680 Its not some much wattage but usable light.
depending on how you view the poll tangster, it can be. but not in my case. would you put 1-70w mh on your 180? probably not, everything is relative. in order to achieve the desired levels of light depending on the livestock is relative to the watts, to a point. a 250w 10k has less umph than a 250w 6500k. check out the site i posted below.
Got them T5s pushing 216 watts.
Thats why we use 6500 Iwakies to grow the corals and 10 14'Ks to color them up and why we built two greenhouses over the last few months to use the sun. Plus the old 65 K iwakies are like war horses they burn true for several yrs and that helps keep out cost down..A for light My older sister was a lead botanist for Phillip Morris and she has forgotten more on the reactions of Photosynthesis and its effect on living cells then most aquarium lighting experts ..As they think they do and have yet to learn. But to get into the effects of Fluorescence and the photochemical reactions and their dissipation on the receptor cells of any plant or animals pathways is a little more then we want to get into here on this string.. As you said a 65K is better then a 10 K
fixin to be 216watt T6HO 4x54 as soon as they get here!!!
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