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    needs your advise "light"

    Hi all, thanks in advance.

    I have 55G tank 48" long and I dont know what should I get the T5 or VHO for my tank. Can I go with T5 setup without the reflectors, and how many bulb do I need.

    Thanks

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    I hate to answer a question with a question but what do you intend on keeping in your tank? That makes a big difference. Huge deciding factor.
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    Mike Philpott

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    Reflectors are the main reason the T5's product so much light so if you dont want to have teh reflectors then I would probably go VHO's. But also depends on what you want to keep in your tank.

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    That was fast reply...lol, I will have fish and LPS and some soft corals.

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    If I go with VHO then how many light bulb I need, or how much power of bulbs

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    4 foot VHO's are 110 watt each you'll need 2 for sure but I would probably go with 4.. Bit of overkill maybe.. JMO.

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    Thank you guys, I will go with VHO then,

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