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I currently use a 48inches light for the tank but it is too hot ...
It is around 220 w .. but I dont need that much ... may be around 2wpg is ok ... then I saw this at kensfish
http://www.kensfish.com/product2934.html

Will this light be ok for the tank ?
how many W does it equal to in normal light ??
Pliz advise

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A two bulb T5HO light is more light than needed for a standard 75 gallon tank. If you have two one bulb T5HO lights, separated by several inches, that will work well, as would a pair of 2 bulb T5NO lights. Or, you can use a two bulb T5HO light suspended about 6 inches above the top of the tank.
 

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I need light for a high light tank ...
and not too much heat from the light ...
and I have no idea what t5...etc is ...
I just know I had light but it is very very very old ... but it work with new bulbs .. just release too much heat ...
Now I want to buy a new light with less heat ... Pliz point me to the right direction and where to buy

Thanks mucho :)
 

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I can help out with lighting solutions but would be nice to know what you're looking to spend, what hoppy recommended would be perfect for high light and not so much heat, 2 t5ho fixtures raised 6 inchs+ above your tank, post a price limit and i'll find what I can for you that I have experimented with
 

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Thanks for the info
I like the goreef fixture ...
and since it is 75g tank .. should I get the 4x54w or 2x54w ???
I currently use 4x55w I think .. but the fixture is too hot ...
so this fixture will not be as hot right ???


 

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Components :

T5 High Output Light Fixture
T5 High Output Lamps (10,000 K Lamp & 420/460 Lamp)
Aquarium Frame Mounts (Qty. 4)
Hardware to connect multiple Fixtures together
Installation & Maintenance Guide on disc
Lamps included :

1 x 48" 54W T5 HO 420/460 Lamp
1 x 48" 54W T5 HO 10,000 K Lamp


What is 420/460 light ??
is that a blue looking light ???
Do I need to buy another white lamp to replace it ???
OR Do i just buy that one and it is plenty for my 75g tank ???
pliz advise - Thanks for all your help ...
The light I am using now is like 5-6 yeras old .. very old ... but still work .. just too hot ...
 

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Components :

T5 High Output Light Fixture
T5 High Output Lamps (10,000 K Lamp & 420/460 Lamp)
Aquarium Frame Mounts (Qty. 4)
Hardware to connect multiple Fixtures together
Installation & Maintenance Guide on disc
Lamps included :

1 x 48" 54W T5 HO 420/460 Lamp
1 x 48" 54W T5 HO 10,000 K Lamp


What is 420/460 light ??
is that a blue looking light ???
Do I need to buy another white lamp to replace it ???
OR Do i just buy that one and it is plenty for my 75g tank ???
pliz advise - Thanks for all your help ...
The light I am using now is like 5-6 yeras old .. very old ... but still work .. just too hot ...
This light fixture is for reef setups that require the actinic bulb (which is the blue one) you want both your bulbs to be within the 5000K-10,000K range. Whether one kelvin rating is better for tanks than another is still up for discussion, but the going thought that anything within that range will be acceptable.
 

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You should really be able to get a solid light for under 200 hundred. Some people like snagging all the name brands and paying 400 bucks for lighting, but I don't do that. You can get Odyssea light fixtures that are Quad and Double T5HOs for around one hundred. There have been numerous people who have purchased these lights and are satisfied, me being one of them. Perhaps the expensive lighting unit lasts much longer? I don't really know.
 
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