General How Big A Light?

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  1. Fats

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    hey everyone. Looking at putting on either an AI prime or AI hydra 26 HD onto my aquaone minireef 150. Its a 150ltr cube. From what i read it seems the prime is bordeline ok this size tank. Since the tank is cube i feel the single ligth of the prime would give an even distribuation where as going the hydra would mean a more rectangluar distribution but obviosuly brighter....anyone used these lights on similar tanks? Thoughts?
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    To me, I like lots of light, so would be leaning towards the 26. However, if you are keeping more LPS corals than SPS corals, I am sure the prime would be enough.
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    I have the minireef 150 and i run a hydra 52 over it, I would say the 26 would work as well, the prime would not get the coverage required.
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    Two HD's would give you better option for spread wouldn't it? You can place them evenly apart...?
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    No sps at all yet...though still very early in the game
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    Woh at 52! didn't even consider that haha. Main reason you went the 52 over the 26? Dodnt think the 26 would be enough?

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