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lou the reefer
03/12/2017, 05:46 PM
My favourite coral has to be the mushroom. I was planing on building a 40br mushroom only tank. I have a hard time choosing how to light the tank. I want lights that will get good growth but still get nice colours. One things for sure I don't wanna have Mh. I was thinking more of led or t5 on this build.
What are your thoughts


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AlSimmons
03/12/2017, 07:18 PM
This fixture might work.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/MarsAqua-Dimmable-300W-LED-Aquarium-Light-Full-Spectrum-Reef-Coral-LPS-SPS-Tank/390885496493?rt=nc&_soffid=200&_soffType=SaleAndClearence&_trksid=p5731.m3795

I think there's a thread regarding these LED's in the Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment Forum too. You might want to check it out.

lou the reefer
03/12/2017, 07:33 PM
I used to have one but i found the fixture lacked or uv. Do you think i could supplement it with a t5?


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AlSimmons
03/13/2017, 10:50 AM
I'm not sure what the dimensions of that fixture are, but if the T5's will fit above your tank along with the LED's then I don't see why not. Another option would be to go the opposite route with all T5's and those blue LED strips. A T5 fixture like this could probably be picked up pretty cheap from a fellow hobbyists. I'm not sure where your located at, but you might want to see if there's a club in your area.

http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=80

JamesHolt
03/19/2017, 08:20 PM
2 bulb t5 fixture will be more than you need for mushrooms only