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    Its so clean looking that a retrofit wouldn't do it justice. I would look into an aquatic life hybrid fixture personally but you can decide if some shadowing is worth all that trouble or not. It'll allow you to place the LEDs in the middle and it has T5s built in with a nice clean look.

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    I made my formal dining room my fish tank/office so I want to keep that clean look. I will look into that hybrid fixture you mentioned. I guess the plus side is I have a bunch of new frags now lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by djray77 View Post
    I made my formal dining room my fish tank/office so I want to keep that clean look. I will look into that hybrid fixture you mentioned. I guess the plus side is I have a bunch of new frags now lol.
    That's always the joy of doing some coral landscaping.

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    https://www.bulkreefsupply.com/60-hy...atic-life.html This is it?? I was thinking what about 1 XR15 between the 2 I have now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by djray77 View Post
    https://www.bulkreefsupply.com/60-hy...atic-life.html This is it?? I was thinking what about 1 XR15 between the 2 I have now?
    Yes that's it. That would be nice to help fill out the middle of your tank.

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    Yes, I feel the middle isn't getting enough light.

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    I have also found that if you start early in the frags growth promoting encrusting of the base it helps. Vermitids around the base especially early on makes that harder. Birdnest are usually such rapid growers they outgrow themselves. To me if you can get the coral to have some horizontal growth early by providing plenty of room. I use a step up method of increasing plug sizes up to 3” discs. The horizontal base helps feed and support the shaded part. I am also all T5 so it is a little easier on the shading issue.
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    The flow was mentioned also, I have 2 Tunze 6095's are these good enough for a 125 gallon? (60x24x20)

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    Quote Originally Posted by djray77 View Post
    Yes, I feel the middle isn't getting enough light.

    I'd see about getting some PAR measurements first before you go adding any additional lights. We are very poor at judging the actual intensity of light, and what may seem like not enough may actually be getting more than enough especially for corals with low to medium light requirements. The last thing you want to do is spend a bunch of money on additional lighting for a small section, only to find that it was already getting plenty to begin with.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PorpoiseHork View Post
    I'd see about getting some PAR measurements first before you go adding any additional lights. We are very poor at judging the actual intensity of light, and what may seem like not enough may actually be getting more than enough especially for corals with low to medium light requirements. The last thing you want to do is spend a bunch of money on additional lighting for a small section, only to find that it was already getting plenty to begin with.
    Good Point I tried using my seneye but its all over the places the numbers fluctuate so bad. I'll have to try it again.

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