Which lighting is best?

John Hartford

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I was wondering what would work out best for a 210 tank. The tank height I believe is 29 inches, it is made by AllGlass. Should I used 3 -400watt halides 14k supplemented by actnics, or should I used 3 250 14k metal halides, with the actnics, or one 400 14k in the center and and two 250 14k on each side of the 400. I want to have LPS and leathers, and polyps, but also some of the montipora hard corals.
 

LBCBJ

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I'd go with as much the light you can get. The 3 400w 14'ks sound good, but if you go with 14k's actinics are not completely necessary.
 

John Hartford

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I have 3 400 watts that are 10k with 2 t-5 actnics on another 210 reef tank right now, and polyps, zoo's,leathers don't even open up, the light in my opinion is too intense for them, so when I start up this tank again I want the lighting to be right.
 
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