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What kind of lighting would you guys for a 130 gallon tank?

5'9.5" Length
1'8" wide
1'10" tall

What lighting would you guys go with? I want to suspend something above the tank like 6-8" inches or so. 3 metal halide lamps? or something like T5's? I will be using DIY on it. So ill be making my own canopy and hanging it from the ceiling which is about 10' tall ha. I would like to do a low-med tech. Having the ability to upgrade to a highlight set up with CO2 would be nice once I get a hold of set up.
 

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I suggest you go with T5HO. You can do 4 80W bulbs (60 inches) and stagger them length wise and spread them over the width. You may only need 2 most of the time, and could start with that and then add 2 more when you go to CO2.
That's the direction I'd go.

T5HO are much cooler to run than MH, which is a serious advantage where I live.
 
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