- May 9, 2020
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Working on lighting since we are about to get our first corals. Right now we have 2 old school black box lights that only give us 330 watts on this 6ft tank. I know there is more than just wattage but I’m pretty sure the par sucks also so looking at complete replacements or maybe adding more with these. The t5s I’m seeing are super low wattage how does that work? Do I need the viperspectras plus t5s? I’m trying to stay around 500$ lighting this tank is that even possible? I know you can get crazy with better name brands and I’m sure they are better lights but would using viperspectras and t5s grow sps and other harder to grow corals? Would 2 viperspectra be ok? A 300 watt on each side of the 125gal then maybe add a few t5 later if needed?