View Full Version : Lighting Question

09/21/2009, 02:41 PM
I am in the process in upgrading my 55 tank to a 150. I'm currently running a Current USA T5 HO. The 55 gallon tank is 48x12x24. My new 150 is 48x24x30. I've decide I want to make my new tank 90% SPS tank. Will the T5 light will be sufficient for what I am looking to do or will I need to go into a Halide system?

09/22/2009, 07:29 AM
Can anyone help?

09/22/2009, 08:29 AM
IMO, t5's will be a little weak for a 30" deep tank. Keep them and run actinics to get the colors, use MH for growth

09/22/2009, 09:00 AM
Is there a specific brand of MH Pendant people like using? I was looking at IceCap @ Marine Depot. http://www.marinedepot.com/lighting_metal_halide_icecap_hqi_250_400_pendant-ap.html

Is this a good brand? I was think 2 400w units. Do you think this will be overkill and hurt my SPS?