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jesterns2 02-20-2009 07:43 PM

Lighting requirements
I am way new to this and am wondering what amount of light per gallon will be required for my tank. I have a 75g tank that will be fish and LR @ first and I do eventually want to get corals so instead of buying lights twice i`d just like to go ahead with the corect lights due to there expense.

Thanks in advanece!

Kellsindell 02-21-2009 10:44 AM

There are many choices to choose from. It depends on the corals you want to keep. I wrote and article on Coral light and Acclimation and you can get a good idea of what to get for different corals.

jesterns2 02-23-2009 08:10 AM

I read that thanks. I`m most likely going to go with HO t-5`s. with actinics and may have to purchase moonlight seperate depending on what model i go with. I have a 75g tank so I need 300W in order to eventually have corals/anenome

Kellsindell 02-23-2009 03:42 PM

Depending on the corals you do decide to go with you may want to get more then 300wats. I have a 55g and i have 350watts and need just a little more for actenics. You may want to get a set of lights with 6-8bulbs. i've purchased from for lights and loved the service they provided.

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