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post #1 of 3 Old 04-13-2009, 01:59 PM Thread Starter
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Is this 6 bulb T5 fixture sufficient?

I am still debating between going and getting a T5 HO fixture or going with a metal halide because I really do not want to buy lighting twice. I have been searching for good lighting at a resonable price for 3 weeks no lol.

So I have found this at a near by grow store over the net.

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Ventura Series 6 Lamp 4' T5 High Output Fluorescent Fix

It is a 6 bulb, T5 fixture. Would this be good for ALL corals, I do not want to be limited in the future.

I believe it is 48" and my tank is only 36" but I do intend to upgrade to a larger tank within the year.

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Set up: 40 Gal Coral Reef (soon to be!)
2xKoralia 2, 1xHeater 150watt, 1xTunze 9002 skimmer, 50lbs x live rock, 1" argonite sand bed, 1xPhosban Reactor
Livestock: 2xclowns, 1xBlue Tang, 1xCleaner Shrimp, 1xConch, 5xTrochus Snails, 1xBlood Shrimp, 3xHermits, 1xSea Urchin
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post #2 of 3 Old 04-13-2009, 02:06 PM Thread Starter
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Or I may have the opportunity to buy a dual 400 watt complete MH set up.

Each bulb is 400 watts. Comes with a dual ballast and all cords. Should I just get this and use the one 400 watt lamp for the entire tank? It is the 40 gallon tank I am talking about. I am tempted to purchase this because I want to upgrade to a 90 or 120 gallon tank within a year, so then I could just retrofit the dual MH lights to accomodate the new tank. Would a 6 bulb 4 ft fixture be enough for a 120 gallon tank?

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Set up: 40 Gal Coral Reef (soon to be!)
2xKoralia 2, 1xHeater 150watt, 1xTunze 9002 skimmer, 50lbs x live rock, 1" argonite sand bed, 1xPhosban Reactor
Livestock: 2xclowns, 1xBlue Tang, 1xCleaner Shrimp, 1xConch, 5xTrochus Snails, 1xBlood Shrimp, 3xHermits, 1xSea Urchin
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Or would this be suffice for a future 120 gallon tank?

an 8 bulb T5 fixture?
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Set up: 40 Gal Coral Reef (soon to be!)
2xKoralia 2, 1xHeater 150watt, 1xTunze 9002 skimmer, 50lbs x live rock, 1" argonite sand bed, 1xPhosban Reactor
Livestock: 2xclowns, 1xBlue Tang, 1xCleaner Shrimp, 1xConch, 5xTrochus Snails, 1xBlood Shrimp, 3xHermits, 1xSea Urchin
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