Tank lighting question.

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Tank lighting question.

Post by turbo98 » Mon Mar 28, 2011 8:42 am

Will a 150w mh with two 65w pc's be enough light for a 60 gallon cube? I want to grow anything without limitations.

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Re: Tank lighting question.

Post by Babyreef » Mon Mar 28, 2011 9:13 am

to grow anything without limitations i would go with 250mh
the 150 would work for lots of lps and soft corals but just does not pack enough light for almost all sps or clams.

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Re: Tank lighting question.

Post by turbo98 » Mon Mar 28, 2011 12:18 pm

Ok, that's what I will get...

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Re: Tank lighting question.

Post by Fishfood » Mon Mar 28, 2011 12:21 pm

You may also want to consider a T5 setup. The 250 will throw off some heat. I'm not sure of the depth but on my 65 tall I'm running 6 T5 bulbs and have no problems with anything. Actually they are too strong for some of my lps.

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Re: Tank lighting question.

Post by turbo98 » Mon Mar 28, 2011 3:11 pm

I found a great deal on a current sunpod 250w.

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Re: Tank lighting question.

Post by Innerarity Reefs » Wed Apr 06, 2011 3:22 pm

wanna light it perfect? Lumenbright large or mini, with a mogul base 175 halide (250) if you can get some fans in the hood too.

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