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Acan Lord
06/08/2008, 08:38 PM
Right now I have a 14 gallon nano cube with corals and im looking into changing my 60 gallon tank(48*24*12) into a coral tank. I know how to take care of everything, but my only question is which light do you think is better. Im looking into doing mostly soft corals with one anenome and maybe some lps hard corals on the very top of the rock.
1) 216 watt T5
2)216 Metal Halide
3)260 Watt T5
If you dont think any of these are good enogh could you suggest somthing that would work?

06/08/2008, 08:45 PM
I'd do either 1 or 3. is the 12" the depth from top to bottom? If so you could probably get away w/ the 5x54w. The SPS/Anemone will require the higher lighting but you should have more than enough w/ that if the tanks only 12" deep.

Acan Lord
06/08/2008, 09:20 PM
No its 24in deep it is basicly a 55 gallon show tank.

06/08/2008, 09:30 PM
you'll probably want to get the halides or 6x54 setup, if you're keeping the sps and nem at the top, t5's will be fine.

Acan Lord
06/08/2008, 09:34 PM
Ok thanks will wait to see what everyone else has to say but i know what your saying about it being to hard to get down to the bottom.

Acan Lord
06/08/2008, 11:24 PM
What about a 400 watt metal halide pendant? Would that help with the depth?