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I could still use some help on my lighting. I have a 125gal tank that is 6ft long and I wanted to host mainly SPFs what combo of lighting should I use. I also want to have the show tank color.

 

What I have

 

2-400w PFO MH 2000k blubs

2-250w PFO MH 2000k blubs

8-65w power compacts blue actinics

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I would use the 2-400w on the outside with 1-250w in the middle. Then spread out your pc's for the actinics. This way you have a lower light in the middle for lower light corals.

 

As stated earlier I don't like pc's for actinics but if you have them use them. I like vho's. I have not used t5's but a lot of people swear by them.

 

Hope that helps..........

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I would use the 2-400w on the outside with 1-250w in the middle. Then spread out your pc's for the actinics. This way you have a lower light in the middle for lower light corals.

 

As stated earlier I don't like pc's for actinics but if you have them use them. I like vho's. I have not used t5's but a lot of people swear by them.

 

Hope that helps..........

 

I agree with Mike. 2 400s and a 250. Vho or T5 for supplementation.

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What ballasts are you using for the pcs? Some of the bigger workhorses would work for the VHOS.

 

Im not sure who stocks VHO bulbs though Brandon. I would call most of the sponsors on here and see if they have 6' Vhos instock. I think a WH7 or 8 is what you need.

 

Most people buy the super actinics if they want a bluer tank.

http://www.marinedepot.com/ps_ViewItem.aspx?idProduct=UF3245&size=72%20inch%20(160%20watt)&child=UF3725&IdCategory=FILTBUFLVB&category=VHO_Fluorescent-Fluorescent-Light_Bulbs-Lighting-Saltwater_Aquarium_Supplies&tab=1

 

Or they buy the Actinic white for a little whiter.

 

http://www.marinedepot.com/ps_ViewItem.aspx?action=view&idProduct=UF3243&idCategory=FILTBUFLVB&category=VHO_Fluorescent-Fluorescent-Light_Bulbs-Lighting-Saltwater_Aquarium_Supplies&vendor=&child=UF3723

 

You could do one of each which would be nice. Talk to Jason in Salem at CRPC. I know he runs 6's over his tanks. Maybe he has a spare ballast or bulbs. I will call ya this week Brandon and maybe I can stop by.

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