Discussion in 'T5 Aquarium Lighting' started by fresnosaint, Apr 16, 2009.
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Hey everyone, I was looking for some input on my 100 tall. I was thinking about a 8 bulb ficture.
what corals do you want in what zones in you your tank(top, middle, bottom)
Good question. I have a few softies and a monti cap right now, how about lps on the floor
you may be able to do lps on the floor but not sps.
im assuming your doing a retrofit kit?
i have seen some par reading on tanks where t5s were still strong to 25 inchs, i havent seen any readings beyond that for t5. but i have to tell you if your to have a hope of pulling off lps on the floor you need ultra high quality equipment.
the safe setup would be two 250 halides, even then i would recommend very high quality.
No. I don't want a canopy. And probably won't have much on the floor. But better safe than sorry.
whats your width? im assuming its kinda thin since its a tall
I think its 18 in width. I don't have alo of floor space with my rock so almosr all my corals will be up on the rocks.
I was thinking origanally 6 but thought id play it smart and get the 8 I had halides in my last tank and was battling temp issues since I didn't own a chiller.
8 t5 will put out a good bit of heat too scenario is having to buy a chiller even though he went with 6 t5s he has a 90
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