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platy
01/18/2017, 06:24 AM
Thinking of purchasing ATI Sunpower 6 x 80 watt for 125g 18"w x 23" h x 72" l. The pro's
1. proven T5
2. reasonably flexible. can swap out bulbs to adjust spectrum.
3. affordable price

I was also thinking of eventually purchasing 2 E5X's LED bulbs from EuroAquatics when they come out.

Any thoughts on this set up or recommendations for a better fixture?

jah hoeva
01/18/2017, 09:51 AM
Can always do 2-36" fixtures for end to end coverage.

BIGCYCS805
01/18/2017, 09:53 AM
Can always do 2-36" fixtures for end to end coverage.
I would go this route with 2 36" dimmable as the 60"er is non dimmable

jayball
01/18/2017, 12:26 PM
If it was me I would do the 6X80. The extra light on the edges is not, to me, worth the additional up front and bulb change costs. the single fixture will also look cleaner.

Use those slightly dimmer areas to keep LPS like most euphillia that like the lower PAR zones better.

BIGCYCS805
01/18/2017, 12:58 PM
If it was me I would do the 6X80. The extra light on the edges is not, to me, worth the additional up front and bulb change costs. the single fixture will also look cleaner.

Use those slightly dimmer areas to keep LPS like most euphillia that like the lower PAR zones better.
This would work no problem and Reef Brite 60 inch LED should bolt right onto it if you wanted to add LED

ReefCowboy
01/18/2017, 01:45 PM
Thinking of purchasing ATI Sunpower 6 x 80 watt for 125g 18"w x 23" h x 72" l. The pro's
1. proven T5
2. reasonably flexible. can swap out bulbs to adjust spectrum.
3. affordable price

I was also thinking of eventually purchasing 2 E5X's LED bulbs from EuroAquatics when they come out.

Any thoughts on this set up or recommendations for a better fixture?

You are in the right path IMO. I absolutely hate the reefbrites hanging on the Sunpower. Takes away the look of a clean fixture. The E5X will take care of that and allow for the pop we are looking for

rtparty
01/18/2017, 02:23 PM
The 6x80w is better than the 2 x 36" fixtures IME. Far less in bulb changes and very little difference in PAR levels throughout the tank.

platy
01/19/2017, 06:50 AM
Just wanted to thank everyone for offering their advice.