your opinoins please

Discussion in 'Reef Lighting' started by phoenixhieghts, Jan 31, 2008.

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  1. Otty

    Otty Giant Squid

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    The only place I would put a T5 is over my refugium. I would never put it over a display tank as main lighting, but that is my own opinion. In deep water they restrict what you can grow safely.
     
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  3. reef_guru

    reef_guru Humpback Whale

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    metal halides will keep your options open for corals
     
  4. phoenixhieghts

    phoenixhieghts Panda Puffer

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    would i be able to get anything?? including a BTA ........ woohoo that settles it then! thanks for the advice guys!
     
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    reef_guru Humpback Whale

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    phoenixhieghts Panda Puffer

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    oh that link is far to scientific for me

    my dimensions are

    61 x 41 x 58 cm (LxDxH)
     
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    phoenixhieghts Panda Puffer

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    my lfs is recommending i get the t5's instead of the halides - oh i am confused
     
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  9. lunatik_69

    lunatik_69 Giant Squid

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    I want to say that this is easier than what your making it, dont drown in a glass of water. If you want your options open, as in corals, get the MH. Of course, if your budget allows. Maybe your LFS doesnt have any MH in stock and does have the T-5's and wants to make the sale.
     
  10. reef_guru

    reef_guru Humpback Whale

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    in inches thats 24 L x 16 W x 23 H which is 38 gallons

    if you DIY you can grow anything with these lights:

    1-250w mh and 2-24w t5 blue

    which is the best of both worlds
     
  11. aquaboy

    aquaboy Panda Puffer

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    Agreed. Id opt for the halides. Look nicer (Shimmer lines :p) and more coral options. T5's are nice for actinic. Use both to get both :)