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    Fish Dad - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Default T5 Lighting Question

    Looking at different lighting options

    How do you determine lighting needs for a tank,
    I would like to see know if a 6 bulb T5 setup would work for my 120 gallon ( 48X24, 24d)

    Thanks

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    You can can have Sps to softies with a 6 bulb light. Even maxima clams. I run a 6 bulb T5 fixture over my 165.
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    That's good to know as I thought I might have to go with an 8 T5 fixture and that getting really big.
    I found a used 6 bulb and been on the fence about it

    What are you running for bulbs???

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    I have 2 48" 4 bulb fixtures over tank but only run 6 lights right now. I use ATI bulbs ( Andy carries them for like $25).
    front to back is:
    Blue plus
    Aquablue special ( white)
    Blue Plus
    Aquablue special
    Purple Plus
    Aquablue special.

    I like the way it looks.

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    Im using the stock Aquatic life bulbs now but usually run ATI!
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    Whats make a T5 a HO?

    Is it just the bulb selection or are there changes to the ballast?

    Looking at Tek 5 48' 6 bulb, seems to be a lot of price flux.

    Also see that some come with LED for moonlight, thinking easier to add single LED moonlight later?

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