Lighting a 20 gallon long reef

Discussion in 'General Reef Discussion' started by fattytwobyfour, Sep 7, 2018.

  1. fattytwobyfour

    fattytwobyfour RRMAS Supporter

    I had some extra equipment laying around, and decided to setup a 20 gallon long in my bedroom. I am currently using a Maxspect nano in the tank, but there are some shadows in the corner. Any light recommendations to fully light this tank up? I would mainly like softies and lps in this tank, but also looking at a birdsnest, and something like a rainbow or sunset monti. The tank is 30" long.

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  2. SilentReefer

    SilentReefer Well-Known Member

    After seeing the visual difference T5s make along with LED, I vote T5.
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  3. huntindoc

    huntindoc RRMAS BOD Membership Director Staff Member

    Agree with SilentReefer. T5's are inexpensive and are proven coral growers. If you want to go LED there are some newer versions with diffuser lenses that might cover a 20L with one light.
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  4. fattytwobyfour

    fattytwobyfour RRMAS Supporter

    Any recommendations on a T5 fixture? It needs to cover 30", since that is the length of the tank. I have been researching, but honestly not sure what to go with.

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