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10/01/2009, 12:05 AM
So first time posting here, I have been doing some research but I would like some advice. I have resently purchased a 50 gallon aquarium thats 36"X18"X18". With it being 18" wide will a T5 with 4 bulbs be enough for SPS? I know MH are the best but I just can't afford that at the moment. Any advice for a reasonable priced lighting unit would be great. Im not looking to start with SPS but the option would be nice for in the future.

10/01/2009, 12:14 AM
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4 T5HO's should let you grow anything you want. I would suggest looking at the Nova Extreme Pro. has 6 bulbs good unit.

10/01/2009, 12:19 AM

48 inch Current USA 6x54W Nova Extreme Pro T5HO 3-10k/3-460nm Actinics $390 free shipping

http://www.aquacave.com/48-6x54w-nova-extremebr-pro-t5ho-3x10k3x460nmbr-actinics-by-current-usabr1081-1990.html $379 Plus shipping