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xwesx1978



Join date : 2012-09-21
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PostSubject: 48 inch 4 bulb HO t5    Wed Oct 10, 2012 2:08 am

how reef capable is this fixture , im thinking about breaking down my 55 planted and going reef and was wondering if I could use my current fixture
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Sam_G
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PostSubject: Re: 48 inch 4 bulb HO t5    Wed Oct 10, 2012 8:22 am

It's completely reef capable. I ran T5s on my 50 gallon for 3 years and kept any coral that I wanted (even acros which like a lot of light). I ran a 6-bulb fixture, so I had a little more light coverage than you would, but I still think you'll be fine.

As cool as a reef tank would be, it would be sad to see your awesome planted tank go, though... Neutral

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xwesx1978



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PostSubject: Re: 48 inch 4 bulb HO t5    Wed Oct 10, 2012 8:50 am

I dont know im kinda tworn , I love my planted tank but I want something a little more challenging and new , Ive just been wanting a salt water tank for quite awhile now and I was gonna do a nano reef but bigger is always better , Maybe I can talk the fiance into another big tank , maybe a 75 planted and get the discus ive always wanted then convert the 55 into a reef , hmmmmm
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Sam_G
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PostSubject: Re: 48 inch 4 bulb HO t5    Wed Oct 10, 2012 8:56 am

I like the discus tank coupled with the reef tank idea! thumbs up

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loganjonathan



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PostSubject: Re: 48 inch 4 bulb HO t5    Wed Dec 19, 2012 9:45 am

i wouldnt use any other fixture for a reef tank how much did you pay for it cause i just bought one the other day and it was like $200 for the same thing
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loganjonathan



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PostSubject: Re: 48 inch 4 bulb HO t5    Wed Apr 10, 2013 8:26 pm

get a 45 gallon rimless and deck it out man
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