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Hey i currently have 3x250W MH 10ks from my reef but think it will be too much for cichlid tank.
all i wanna keep are easy low light plants such as javafern, etc.

i am considering VHO or T5s? which should i go for and how many watts total?
 

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low light plants generally do fine at around 2-3 watts per gallon...
 

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270gal with 120gal sump.
im leaning toward T5s but i can get real cheap T8 from Homedepot.

im also considering UGJ system. what kind of pump or powerhead do i need? does the pump have to have prefilter on it?
 

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Thats actually what i use i have 4' t12's 40wx2 in my 55g low light planted tank. I think the cheap fixutres that HD has are a great deal.

I would probably use a prefilter on all p-heads i know maxi jet 1200s are a nice dependable unit
 
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