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  1. Lighting
    I have a 48" 90gal glass tank with softies, LPS, and 1 SPS birdsnest frag. Currently I only have 2x65w 10,000k PC and 2x65w actinic PC. I'm trying to decide what the best Metal Halide setup would be for my tank. Price IS an issue for me but I still want a quality setup so I need to find a...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    i just put 2 t5 actinics into my setup, but im not happy with the color, i was expecting the dark blue/purple almost like a black light, thats how my old power compacts were, and im just wondering if its the bulbs, if some other company makes a more "actinic" looking bulb, anyone have...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    I've been doing some research ono reef tank lighting and have read on a number of sites that 6 54w T5's are equeal to a 400w MH. Is this true? what woul dbe the difference? If true why woul danyone be using MH at all? T5's would be cheaper and cooler. Can anyone confirm this? I'm would assume...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    I think im going to change my MH to 10k(xm has the best part right?) and add some actinics. I currently have 2x175 over a 75. what would be the most cost effective way to add some in there, I really have no experience with them. also, its in a wood canopy and i think im going to be making a...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    hey all, setting up a 29 gallon mixed reef that is sps dominant, maybe a couple clams. I have a 150 watt PFO HQi mini pendant that I realy like and would like to use. However, i am not sure it will do the trick. I had a 50 gallon with a single mogule 250 over with no supplemental lighting and...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    Me and a friend are turning two 29 gallon tanks into a sump and a reef tank, and the tanks length is sort of weird as finding any VHO lighting or good PC lighting is a pain, the tank is 30x12x18,.. I never liked the height, it's always seemed to tall for PC lighting.. and I cant find anything...
  7. Lighting
    I purchased a couple retro kits with t5's, total of 4 bulbs and all with 10k bulbs, will it be noticable if I add a VHO actinic to that? I probably should have mixed up the bulbs a bit more when I ordered. I was thinking it would get the most benefit from alot of 10k, hopefully it is that way!
  8. General Reef Discussion
    so i think i decided on 14k after reading some posts. i have a 10k that imo is too yellow, but i like the growth. i also have a 20k that i find way to blue, but like how it colors my corals. 14k should be a happy medium right? would i lose that much growth going from 10k to 14k? i have...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    I am swapping out the SunPod (generic) 10K HQI bulbs in my Outer Orbit because ever since I got this new fixture some of my critters seem to be reacting negatively to the light.. it's very strange.. the star polyps whic loved being under my other 150W hqi mh seem to retract after 6 hours of...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    compact flourecents are second best under Halides right???
  11. General Reef Discussion
    I'm thinking of geting a tek 4 x 54 watt. how offten do you replace your bulbs? and do you replace them all at the same time?
  12. stands, canopies
    The 55 I bought was a FW set up in the past and does not have any reusable hood parts. I need to build a canopy. Im not going to use MH, but probably stick to PC's or VHO's for lighting. Does anyone have plans or good pictures of one? Thanks for any help.
  13. General Reef Discussion
    everything for one price. the is a brand new pfo ballast. and a retro ballast. three bulbs. 1 6500k 1 12000k and one 10000k. comes with a 36 inch long reflector. also there are 2 55 watt pc's wired to the reflector. and there are 2 real atinic blue bulbs and 2 03 pc bulbs. all for 400 bucks.
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