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    BigSteve Reeferhead

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    I am trying to accumulate all the necessary components for my 36 gallon bowfront and my question is about lighting. My tank is 30 inches long 15 inches wde and 21 inches deep, would I be better served to go with a 2x65w pc or 2 or 4 bulb T5. Not sure yet what kinds of coral I may own in the future but want to be prepared for anything.Thanks.
     
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    Bifferwine I am a girl

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    Definitely go with T5s over PCs. PCs will limit you to keeping softies and some LPS. No SPS, anemones or clams with PCs. With T5s, you can keep anything you want.
     
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    yote Ceritfied Mantis Hunter Moderator

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    +1 Biff
    Go with 4 bulb T-5 and your set.
     
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    Look for a 4 bulb T5-HO fixture that has individual reflectors.Then you'll be set.
     
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    definitely the T-5 HO's. Regular t-5s arent worth the money.
     
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