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cap23244
04/21/2017, 06:53 PM
how many 54w t5's is recommended for a 55g reef. I am going soft coral maybe a lps or 2
I have a 55 laying around and was thinking of some t5" I have a 250w x2 mh lighting system but think its probley way to much

and help I would appreciate it
thanks

Reincarnate
04/22/2017, 10:34 AM
If your going to go with the T5's you might want to go with four bulbs, otherwise I would just use the MH.

oldreefer76
04/23/2017, 05:42 PM
I would use MH i have 250w on my 15g and all looks good

cap23244
04/23/2017, 07:38 PM
I would use MH i have 250w on my 15g and all looks good

15g .?

oldreefer76
04/24/2017, 10:58 AM
15g .?

Yep and all looks good no heat problems at all

AlSimmons
04/24/2017, 11:23 AM
Yep and all looks good no heat problems at all

Just out of curiosity what kind of corals do you have?

oldreefer76
04/24/2017, 01:34 PM
A good sized very green sinularia, good sized green cabbage leather, mulitpul xenai, green star polyps and a size kenya tree

cap23244
04/24/2017, 03:12 PM
How high off thr tank do i need to put the fixtureit has 2x250watt mh and 4x65watt pc

oldreefer76
04/24/2017, 05:15 PM
Mine is 13 inches from the water line