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Tusk

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Anthony,

Just wanted your lighting recommendation for a 75gallon mixed LPs/softy tank. I can either go Dual 250 or 175MH. The tank will also be augmented by 4PC. Examples of corals now in the existing 35Hex include Star Polyps, Open Brain, Closed brain, Leather, Candy coral and a Pogoda. The current tank has a 250watt pendant. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
 

Anthony Calfo

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Dual 175 watt MH is more than enough my friend. If you go for more shallow water softies (like Alcyoniid leathers) opt for warmer colored light (6500-10k K supplemented with PC blue actinic)... or if you go for deeper water Euphyllids and other such LPS, and corallimorphs, then hearty blue 20K K lamps are fine and you dont need the PCs at all.
 

bradreef

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anthony used to keep SPS under reg Flo lighting. (LOL) 20k se 250's then If you want to change to some SPS it will be Ok.
 
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