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post #1 of 4 Old 02-20-2009, 08:43 PM Thread Starter
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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.

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post #2 of 4 Old 02-21-2009, 11:44 AM
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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.

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post #3 of 4 Old 02-23-2009, 09:10 AM Thread Starter
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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
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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 www.reefgeek.com for lights and loved the service they provided.

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