View Full Version : T5 for a 30" tall 225g

I like Triggers
08/25/2006, 12:08 PM
will 6-54 watt T5's light a tank that is 30" tall and 4 feet long? i dont know much about overdriving them, but if i must i will. i plan to keep them relativly close to the tank. its a fishonly, i may add zoanthids and mushrooms but i dont plan to keep sps. thanks in advance.

08/25/2006, 01:16 PM
You should be fine if you get good SLR reflectors. If you need to overdirve, get the 660. Or just bite the bullet and get the 660 anyway. :)

Is that like a 150G tank? My 120's are only 24" tall.

David Grigor
08/25/2006, 01:30 PM
Your fine. Should be fine for low light corals on the bottom.

The issue is when people want to keep clams on the bottom.

I like Triggers
08/25/2006, 06:09 PM
what i meant to say was it is 8 feet long. sorry. typo.

it is a 225 gallon with the deminsions of 96x18x30 tall. thanks.

08/25/2006, 06:25 PM
That's a whole new cup of worms.

For a fish only tank four 48" T5 with SLR reflectors should be fine. Here's the catch. 95% of the people who start with fish-only tanks want to upgrade to corals. Here's where you're in luck. Start with a 4x54W setup, and then add another 4x54W setup when you get the coral "itch". After that, when you want MORE corals, you can add another 4x5W set or two. :)


I like Triggers
08/25/2006, 07:52 PM
i have triggers and puffers for the tank, and i plan to get one or two large angels.