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    Pat-O - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    I'm new at all this but I was wondering what is the best lighting for me. I don't plan on jumping into coral any time soon just have had my tank running for four days now but i would like to get the best lighting that would give me the option to do coral when I learn more. My tank is four ft long,twenty four inches tall, and a foot deep.

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    Personally I'd start out with t5's. Not necessary for a fish only tank but if you do eventually decide to keep corals you will be able to do so without having to upgrade. You'll also have a wider choice of bulb colors.
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    Pat-O - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Quote Originally Posted by MizTanks View Post
    Personally I'd start out with t5's. Not necessary for a fish only tank but if you do eventually decide to keep corals you will be able to do so without having to upgrade. You'll also have a wider choice of bulb colors.
    Ok a lot of people I talk to recommended them too. Some also recommend LEDs. Not sure what the best bet would be.

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    MizTanks - Reefkeeper
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    I wouldn't start out with the most expensive, which LED's are. I'm running the Aquaticlife t5ho fixture and I love it.
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    Pat-O - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Thanks that was the type of answer i was looking for. Im gonna check those out now.

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    Pat-O - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Does anyone have lighting for a four foot long tank? I just figured I would see if anyone on here wants to sell lighting before I go buy it from a store.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pat-O View Post
    Does anyone have lighting for a four foot long tank? I just figured I would see if anyone on here wants to sell lighting before I go buy it from a store.
    start a thread in the wtb sec and u should find some one
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    Pat-O - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Ok thanks.

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    Pat-O - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Just got a T5HO works and looks great looking forward to getting a move on on this tank.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pat-O View Post
    Just got a T5HO works and looks great looking forward to getting a move on on this tank.

    Sweet! Hope you got a camera because we love pics. Even ones of lights
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