220 gallon lighting question

bmwaaron

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I am debating on upgrading to a 180 gallon 72X24X24 or a 220 gallon 72X24X30. I am worried about the lighting requirements in a 30" tall tank vs the 24" tall tank. I want to place 2 250w Reeflux on the sides in Lumenarc stealth reflectors and 1 400w Reeflux 10k in the center with a Lumenarc 3 reflector. My question is if this is going to be a SPS dominate tank with a 3-4 inch sand bed am I going to have enough lighting for a 30" deep tank or should I go with the 24" tank instead?

I will probably not put SPS all the way at the bottom of the tank but do you think it would be possible?
 

spooda420

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I think you fine, just dont put any light light SPS on the lower half of the tank... 250w still able to hit the bottom...
 

bmwaaron

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<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=9271582#post9271582 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by spooda420
I think you fine, just dont put any light light SPS on the lower half of the tank... 250w still able to hit the bottom...

Do you mean light color sps?
 
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