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  1. La Crosse Area Reef Keepers (LARK)
    I get to drive up to Ladysmith to work on some Cisco routers today... Anyone in the area (i.e. Eau Claire) have any zoas, rics, or shrooms for sale? I am looking for some new ones to spice up my nano.
  2. Lighting
    *** I am by no means a bulb expert, nor do I have any affiliation with any manufactures. These are just my opinions (as a simi-novice) and thought they might be helpfull for somone trying to decide on a new bulb. I wish there had been more personal reviews while I was looking... SO a few...
  3. Lighting
    It is almost time for me to replace the bulbs in my Coralife Aqualight Pro fixture. In the past I have always used Coralife bulbs as that is what the fixture originally came with. I am now wondering if it would cause any harm to my reef inhabitants if I went with a different bulb manufacturer...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    I was just perusing the sponsers .. noticed that Hamilon Technology has my lights for half of what I usually spend on them .... and they have a customer quote that says something like "I tried a cheaper brand and it didnt go well so now I'm back here" type of thing ... well I can't imagine...
  5. La Crosse Area Reef Keepers (LARK)
    So... With the halide fixture I am purchasing from Joe, how much of an increase in my energy bill should I expect to see? This is the 48" aqualight this has two 250 watt bulbs and one 150 watt. Currently I am running a 36" Nova Extreme T-5 using 4X39W
  6. General Reef Discussion
    I have been here for just a couple days, reading up and learning. I found you guys after I had the bad experience of finding out that my hubby had purchased me a gift card from Aqua Zoo for Christmas 2 days before they closed. I came here trying to find out the details. I am fortunate in that...
  7. Clams
    Okay he is all mantle. He doesn't gape but frankly there isn't much tissue on either side of the openings. Most clams I see have alot of space around the openings but not mine. My mh are about 7 months old and I am replacing them with xm10000k very soon. I wonder if it is doing this because...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    Having to move my tank for remodel, might downsize not sure yet, but with this tank (125) had bad luck on this set up, 3 VHO's(110w) 2 Atinic and 1 either 50/50 or 10k and 2 175's(MH) went from 10 to 12 to 14k, Had the same tank set up years ago with great success running 4 old school 100...
  9. General classifieds
    This fixture is 48" long, has 2-250 watt HQI metal halides (2-14k phoenix bulbs with 2 to 3 months of use, and 2-10k coralife bulbs with 4 months of use thrown it) and 2-96 watt power compact actinics with 6 to 7 months of use. This fixture was bought about 10 months ago with 12 hours per day...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    Ok so I have ordered an icecap 36 inch retro kit from champion lighting supply which comes with ballast, end caps, stand offs reflectors and coralife bulbs, along with 2 UV lighting company super actinic bulbs. Here is what I received: icecap 430 ballast, 2 48 inch reflectors, 2 48 inch coralife...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    I'm looking into some stuff to suggest we carry at work for products, we have mostly API and Wardley stuff.... we have no reef additives, no salt water meds, and we don't have a line of SW foods other than Sally's Frozen (which is great stuff).... I was hoping to pick some brains and get...
  12. Eau Claire Reef Club (ECRC)
    Does anyone know where I could get a 48 inch light. I have Vhos but would like to get a HQI system. Let me know if anyone knows of anyone or anywhere to get a great deal on one. Also I will have a Icecap 660 with a canapy w/4 48 inch vhos and one 36inch Actinic vho for sale. Thats when I find a...
  13. Substrate Free Tank Husbandry (Bare bottomed)
    90G AGA Reef Ready Coralife Auqualight Pro (2x150w MH, 2x96w Actinics, 4x1w LED) SpectraPure Maxcap RO/DI 3/4" thick starboard with dark blue vinyl background 40G Breeder sump with 3/8" bubble trap baffles Euro-Reef RS135 and Sequence Barracuda pump for closed loop Gate...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    Quick question on actinics. I had an old Coralife fixture on my last tank with actinics and when I replaced the bulbs, I really noticed a BIG difference in the brightness (Coralife bulbs to coralife bulbs). Almost blinding. I have a new fixture with my 125 and again I purchased a coralife...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    So are HQI bulbs always so difficult to get out and then put the new ones in? I thought I was going to shatter the bulbs!
  16. TCMAS
    I need to get 2 cp flourescent actinics on my 60g.The length of my tank is 36" I was wondering what brand I should use, and where I should buy them from. My end caps are for straight pin bulbs.
  17. General Reef Discussion
    Hello everyone! Hope everyone is enjoying the holidays! I know i am! Anyways, I am going to be going to my LFS tomorrow which is not so local to possibly purchase new lights for my Power Compact fixture. Currently I have 1 - Blue 96W Act 03 & 1 - white 10000K 96W are these ones any good...
  18. Lighting
    My fixture currently has Coralife 250w 10K HQI bulbs. Does anyone have any experience with the Coralife bulbs? How do they hold up as compared to the AB or XM? I'm thinking about switching to a bluer bulb when I replace the current ones. They are about 6 months old now.
  19. NFMAS Member Tanks
    Well... I found a deal I couldn't refuse on a used 150 gallon tank. It's six feet long, with nice stand/canopy, and home-made sump. The lights that are coming with it aren't that great...but I've worked out a deal with Rob to trade + a bit of $$ my 3 ft VHOs with his old 4ft VHOs .... and...
  20. Tank Specs
    I feel intimitated just throwing this out there for some reason but I really do want to be successful with my tank and it's inhabitants. I also need to spend my $ very wisely so in order to accept help from all you great folks, here goes. I'll add as I figure things out. I've had this setup with...
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