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I'm thinking you would want t5HO if possible.That lights temps are good but it is t5 NO.



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Re: Price range of making a nano reef.

No, T-5HO you need.

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Well back to the drawing board! lol Thank you.
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Re: Price range of making a nano reef.

I think your 10Gl is 20 " so if so here you go;
T5 Quad 20" Aquarium Light HO 72W Cichlid Marine Reef LED 4X 18W Lamps Nano | eBay
The picture is of the 24" so you only get 2 leds not 4, but overall seems like a good light.



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Yes the 10g is 20" and what do y'all prefer? All LEDs?
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I use leds on my tank,but they were $$$.The t5HO are good if RM recommends them.For now it is about best bang for your $ so I think the T5ho were the cheapest.



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Re: Price range of making a nano reef.

https://www.aquariumforum.com/f22/sta...ank-41938.html

FWIW I spent about $200 on everything for this tank. Shop around, good small pumps can be found on ebay. Decent small LED's too.

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I use leds on my tank,but they were $$$.The t5HO are good if RM recommends them.For now it is about best bang for your $ so I think the T5ho were the cheapest.
Nope, don't listen to me, not enough coffee for me today. I didn't even think to look for the LEDs.
I'd go with the LED set up.

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It's 4:00 pm on east coast,skip coffee go directly to beer!



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Re: Price range of making a nano reef.

IMO , 6-8 3w led with 45-60 degree lenses would be cheaper and easier , also with t5 you will replace bulbs every 8-10 month's led last for ever .
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LED last 50,000 hours

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Yes the 10g is 20" and what do y'all prefer? All LEDs?
I really like my LED's. You can't really beat how crisp and pure the white light is. And for what good T-5 bulbs cost, and than to replace every year-ish, I'd vote LED's too. They just work and good deals can be found on the fixtures.

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LOL! Thanks everybody! I do prefer LEDS over every other light. I really like this one Finnex Fugeray LED Aquarium Light 10 12 inch 7000K Moonlights Refugium Nano | eBay should I get 20" or the 24" because there will not be a top. Thanks to you Dave! You inspired me to do this! And sadly I am still young :( 6 more years Bandit!!
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Be happy you're young,I'm OLD! You really want 10,000K as saltautolinker.com autolinking image water takes brighter light to penetrate(the saltautolinker.com autolinking image is solid and blocks light unlike FW).



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Re: Price range of making a nano reef.

Something very similar to that in 10,000K should work very well. And to answer your other question, I'd save the $10 bucks in cost difference and just get the 20"

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Not for nothing here, but this one would be the best suited for you tank.
JMO though. When it comes to Kelvin on the lighting now, you don't need any white lights, all blues would be just fine, and you would get better growth.
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Would that light fit across my tank RM? It is 20"
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