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Hydrofarm t5 fixture for use on reef tank?

Discussion in 'Lighting and Equipment' started by neil82, Jul 9, 2017.

  1. neil82

    neil82 Cuttle Fish M.A.S.C Club Member

    Could I use a light fixture like this for a reef tank? It's a hydrofarm 6 bulb t5 48 inch fixture.
  2. Dr.DiSilicate

    Dr.DiSilicate Kraken M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. B.O.D. Member-at-Large

    I bet you could. Just get good ATI bulbs or the like. I would imagine it has workhorse ballasts which are good but not as good as what ATI ballasts are. Sun systems used workhorse ballasts I believe. I grew huge sps with workhorse ballasts.

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  3. zombie

    zombie Tuna M.A.S.C Club Member

    Should work fine. Just make sure you add a thin acrylic splash guard or keep it high enough from the tank to protect it from splashes and salt creep.

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  4. Andrew_bram

    Andrew_bram Shark M.A.S.C Club Member

    Agree ati bulbs and watch the salt creep

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  5. neil82

    neil82 Cuttle Fish M.A.S.C Club Member

    Thanks for the replies. Also considering MH/t5 combo for over 90 gallon future build.

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