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Sharkboy99999
10-06-2014, 11:13 PM
Would a 70W be good for 5g . Is 70w MH the same as 15w t5\led as of par goes


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Murfman
10-08-2014, 12:51 PM
Would a 70W be good for 5g . Is 70w MH the same as 15w t5\led as of par goes


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Way too much light for a 5g!

sweat044
10-08-2014, 12:59 PM
What are you setting up? A pico tank? I have a cadlight.

Murfman
10-08-2014, 01:13 PM
Saw a Kessil LED light on here for sale. That would work.

Sharkboy99999
10-08-2014, 02:17 PM
The reason I ask is I want to have 3 5/10 gallon tanks all to the same sump so all the water connected but one tank have MH the other t5 and then the last led with as close to the same pair as possible on each tank , same flow . Put frags in each tank from the same colonies and around same size . To see what lights get better growth


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Just_Tim
10-08-2014, 06:03 PM
The reason I ask is I want to have 3 5/10 gallon tanks all to the same sump so all the water connected but one tank have MH the other t5 and then the last led with as close to the same pair as possible on each tank , same flow . Put frags in each tank from the same colonies and around same size . To see what lights get better growth


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Nice experiment kid. If you set the halide a foot or more over the tank I think it'll work.

Sharkboy99999
10-08-2014, 06:06 PM
For a 5g ?


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Joe
10-08-2014, 06:30 PM
I have a 6 foot long combination metal halide with T-5 combination that would be perfect for a 5 gallon, or 100 5 gallons.

Sharkboy99999
10-08-2014, 06:53 PM
6 foot light on 5g :/


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Murfman
10-08-2014, 08:26 PM
The reason I ask is I want to have 3 5/10 gallon tanks all to the same sump so all the water connected but one tank have MH the other t5 and then the last led with as close to the same pair as possible on each tank , same flow . Put frags in each tank from the same colonies and around same size . To see what lights get better growth


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Have to ensure that you have not light spill over from any of the other lights into adjacent tanks. I think Sanjay has done this experiment, as well.

Sharkboy99999
10-08-2014, 09:38 PM
Yeah i know there can't by over spill from the lights


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Sharkboy99999
10-17-2014, 06:41 PM
Would this be good for coral http://m.ebay.com/itm/261352583964?nav=SEARCH

Coral Xpressions
10-17-2014, 06:59 PM
would what be good for corals

Sharkboy99999
10-17-2014, 07:18 PM
Fixed it