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Fredy 01/10/2008 09:13 PM

Best lighting for quickest growth??
 
Hello,
Any feed back would be helpfull :wave:
Planning on setting up some prop tanks, possibly 3 30gl breeders (1 for softies, 1 for lps,& 1 for sps) and a 50gl+ fuge.
Would 234w worth of T5's be sufficient for s fast growth of sps & lps (36" Nova Extreme Pro 6x39watt) or do I really need to go the MH route?

TIA,
Fredy

painkiller1009 01/10/2008 10:38 PM

The sun.

A.T.T.R 01/10/2008 11:02 PM

6.5kk
dosnt matter how

njdevilsfan 01/11/2008 05:40 AM

if you cant get 5 plus wpg get a rack up high in the tank
look at the portugal thread if you dont think t5s are enough

RacerX308e 01/11/2008 06:15 AM

Always have been told and read that a 6500k bulb is the best approximation of sunlight which then gives the best growth. It would prob be used more b/c of this but it is fairly yellow so some people opt for higher K for aesthetics. I started with 2 Ushio 6500 250 MH and supplemented with Blue actinic VHO's and had the best growth results.

Fredy 01/11/2008 12:12 PM

Thanks for the quick responses!


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