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  1. Marine Depot
    The Benefits of Using T5/LED Hybrid Lighting for Your Reef Tank Combine T5 with LED to create your ultimate reef lighting system!
  2. General Reef Discussion
    Hey All - New to the forum and have a question regarding my 3 month old 90 gallon tank. I started the tank out as a FOWLR and have picked up a few Zoa and Poly frags from a friend but i'm not sure my light can handle the growth. I'm running a Current Orbit's 48in LED strip light on the...
  3. Lighting
    Hello All, I just upgraded my Tank and want to be able to do a complete reef with limited or no restrictions on corals. I have 2x2bulb t5HO systems. In those I have 2x10000k and 2xAcitinic in each Do I need more light? How long should I run each pair? Should I swap it to 1x10k and 1xAcitinic in...
  4. SPS Coral Forum
    I'm currently looking for a new light for my 40 gallon sps tank. The tank is coming up on a year old and I currently have a max spect razor. I just want to know what would be the absolute best light. I love LEDs and I know they aren't perfect for sps, but I kind if want a fixture that looks...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    Hi everyone, I've been thinking about upgrading my lights on my 40 gallon tank. Currently I have a maxspect razor (the smallest one, it was the only one that would fit) and am looking for an upgrade. I am putting a lot of time and effort into my sps tank and I've finally gotten every parameter...
  6. Lighting
    For those of you who may not know me, I got a heck of a deal on a 90 gallon set up that came with a bunch of stuff I don't know much about. I discovered the tank ended up having a crack on one of the side panels though, so I'm not going to use that. For the price I paid, I could care less. I...
  7. Lighting
    let me start with my tank; its a 90 gallon, 21 inch deep tank. my lights are in a hydrofarm fixture. got two blue T5s and two white T5s, the whites are on the out side and the blues in the middle. here is my concern: they all come on and turn off at the same time. they are on 10 hours from noon...
  8. Lighting
    I need help deciding on what T5 lights I should use on my 300 gallon tank. I just purchased the tank and it had 16 T5 lights on the canopy. Im going to keep this config for a while before I switch to LED's. The current bulbs need replacing. Right now there are 6 white, 2 purple and 8 blue...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    Hello everyone! I just inherited this tank (photo should be attached below). And it came with a 4 ballast HO compact fluorescent setup for the back half and a marine LED strip for the front half. One of the fluorescent day lamps just died (hence the right side of the tank being mostly blue), and...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    So I finally set up tge light for my cycling 55g. I noticed it has 1 10k white and a 420/460 blue on the white circiut, and a 420/460 blue and a purple on the blue circiut (has a built in blue/white/moon timer) What bulbs would you put on each circiut? Would you change any? Coral goals for...
  11. Lighting
    Ok i have a standard 55 gallon tank with mixed reef. Im currently running 216 watts of t5s with slow growth. So im wanting to upgrade to metal halides. Ive got a good deal on a 2*250watt MH with 4 bulb t5 but im worried its way to much light..but im wondering is ther ways around this by hanging...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    Hi, yesterday I was looking into my tank, and I noticed my lights looked like they were flickering and it almost looks like my antic lights are on with only a little of my white 10k's. I have a quad t5 two antic two white 10ks. I'm not sure f this means i need to change te bulbs or what? They...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    Hi, so I need to buy a new light only have a t8 at the moment which strangely my hammer coral seems to be thriving under, but I plan on getting many more corals so I have decided on upgrading to t5's. As I am a student and this hobby has pretty much made me broke I'm looking for some cheap...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    I am about to replace my bulbs on my current t5 fixture which is a solar max h.o. with two bulbs. One is a 10k n the other is an actinic 03. Now on my bulbs it says they are 14 watts and I am wondering if I can use 24 watt bulbs in their place. I'm looking into the ATI bulbs but don't know what...
  15. SPS Coral Forum
    So I am running a corlife fixture 4 t5 bulb 31w a piece. I want to use 2 Actinic, 1 10K, and one 6700k would this work for my 20L reef tank and my SPS. They were getting burned with the 2 10K I had originally. I am using Iodine to help them get the skeleton back. Would the bulb mixture I said work?
  16. General Reef Discussion
    So im buying Current USA T5 30inch 4*24watts tday,but ive been told to look into LED but they are a new kind of lights and still have mixed feeln bout them,i mean we cant ask somebody hey how have them LED been for the last 10yrs on ur tank cuz they havent been out that long,T5 u can,but at the...
  17. General Reef Discussion
    So im new to the reef tank I started a thread and im really concern on if I should buy these current 30 inch 4*24w t5 lights,are they good,reveiws seem pretty good,but I mainly have soft starter corals and a couple SPS,Acan,acros!!!but anyways I started a thread and I had a person comment,sayn...
  18. General Reef Discussion
    How are the Current t5 lights 4*24w for a 29gallon reef tank,im new to this hobby and also new to the Reef Tank Club??i am concered seein Im payn 250.00 on these lights,which I now isnt as much as some but still alot,please help with advice
  19. Lighting
    I currently have two T5 Deep Blue SolarMax HO 108 watt 48" fixtures over my 55G tank, and I am wishing to upgrade the four bulbs over my tank to best help my corals grow and bring out the most colors. I have two Deep Blue Daylight (10KK) bulbs in one fixture, one pink Wave Point "Red Wave" bulb...
  20. General Reef Discussion
    would this be considered a upgrade? I currently am running 96 watt t5 lighting on a 20 gallon long tank heres what i would buy http://www.ebay.com/itm/300673716836?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649
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