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  1. #1
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    Mar 2004

    225 G tank lighting question?

    Well i am currently running a 125 g tank with the following lights.

    -3 250w MH ushio
    -2 6ft Vho 165w each

    Would i need to upgrade to 3 400w MH?

  2. #2
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    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    how long and deep is the new 225 ?
    250's are great.. but not over 30" deep.

    depends on the shape and what you want to keep in there.

    moving.. so temporarily out of SW :b8:
    planning next tank, possibly 60x30x20 on 2x plasma.
    updated: 2011/05/30

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Ok my 125 g is 72x18x24 new tank is 72x24x30 .yep so 30 " deep.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    DO you "NEED" to switch? No.
    If you plan on keeping strictly SPS and more light loving corals and clams in the future, then you will likely want to make the change.
    Having said that, if you keep SPS in the top 18" and lps or softies in the lower half, you should be ok.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    hah ,thats what my wife said!!!

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