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  1. General classifieds
    24" Maristar 250W MH Light I have for sale a 2' Maristar light. The light brand new cost me $595 from Coralreefecosystems.com (http://www.coralreefecosystems.com/l...unsupply-1.asp). I also put in a 10,000k Ushio Aqualite double ended HQI ($75), 2x 24w Actinic bulbs ($50), and an electronic...
  2. Palmetto Marine Aquarium Club
    well after putting MH on the 29 and seeing how much I like it.. i'm thinking i am going to convert the 75 over th MH from T5... I'm thinking 2X250 MH with XM 20K bulbs with no actinics. Sooo. if anyone is interested in a 4X54 T5 Retro I may be willing to swap for a 2X250 MH fixture...I am...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    I am looking at purchasing a Hamilton Technology Retrofit System for my 75 gallon aquarium (standard) I was wondering what K rated should I go with. It comes with two 5500 bulbs and two compacts which I would get in atinic. Here are my questions. Should I upgrade to 10000K? Should I get a...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    Hello all and happy Sunday to everyone! My question is I currently have a aqualight 150 watt hqi fixture from coralife and would like to convert it over to a 250 watt, could I just change the ballast and the bulb and be ok...
  5. Eau Claire Reef Club (ECRC)
    I've been looking on a site that offers this for lighting... it's not a name brand, what do you guys think? Is this a deal, or will I regret it? The system will be $400 with shipping cost: 48” Metal Halide Lighting System 760W This MHS 48” is THE reefer’s light. A space saving combo unit...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    Ok i just got my ASM G2 2 days ago now i need to get some MH lights? My question is what is better the MH that goes into Mogul socket or the lights that go in double ended HQI Metal halide bulb. i am looking into getting a 250w at maybe a 14,000k or 20,000 which one is better a HQI or a mogul...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    Looking for the answer to one question (probably a dumb one), and feedback on another. This is the first time I'll be replacing my MH bulbs (at about 8 months right now). 1. I know you can't put different wattage/types of bulbs in different fixtures. But if I have a Hamilton MH fixture that...
  8. Atlanta Reef Club
    In the spirit of our recent ARC meeting, I have a question regarding HQI vs. Moguls. I am looking into a 400 watt setup, and am debating between HQI and Moguls. I have always run mogul bulbs on a blueline electronic ballast and have had no complaints. However, that choice was due to the fact...
  9. Nano Reefs
    I just got my order from Marine Depot. I am going to setup a new 12 gallon nano. This is what I have setup thus far. Eclipse 12 gallon acrylic tank Aqua C remora and skimmer overflow box(to hide the pump) Aqua Clear 70 hang on filter I am just starting the cycle process today. Will have...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    What is the deal with Ushio Bulbs? Are they only for certain systems, or can I you use them on any system? For instance I know about the difference of HQI and all that - but if I have been running a double ended HQI 250 watt Hamilton bulb, can I switch to a double ended 250 Watt HQI Ushio bulb?
  11. General Reef Discussion
    Hi, all. My friend would like to get some help about DIY MH light system and I have no idea of what needed to be done. so I really need all your helps. Thanks in advance. He wanna 2 400W double ended HQI MH. What does he need to buy? I checked on marinedepot and there are so many things but...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    Hey again! Question: I just got in my new lighting last night. A 150W double ended HQI 20000K MH & two 65W compact fluorescent bulb actinic blue & three blue moon LED night light. I have a 55gal. reef tank. Is this enough lighting for my tank? Also, the setup has 3 switches to turn...
  13. PNSMAS archives (hidden)
    Just got the slightly used MH set up today and it looks great!! I really appreciate the deal that you got for me. Erik
  14. Atlanta Reef Club
    Hi all. I've agreed to coordinate ARC sponsored Power Buys. I'm looking forward to helping everyone save money while at the same time supporting our sponsors. It will be difficult to satisfy everyone with each and every Power Buy that we set up, so please keep this in mind when expressing your...
  15. PNSMAS archives (hidden)
    I was wondering if anyone had any info or opinions on the PFO HQI vs the Standard PFO ballast? I was looking at this thread on RC and it show a par value jump of 698(standard)-936(HQI). It seems like the HQI ballast rocks. Thats almost a difference of 250 Par its like having a 20k bulb extra!(I...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    There is an EBAY power seller, username 360summer360, who sells 175 watt and 250 watt MH lights for a BUY-IT-NOW price of 100 an 110 dollars respectively and since I am a 14 year old on a budget i had a few questions: Has anyone had experience with this person? Are these prices fair (new to...
  17. General Reef Discussion
    HELP :P I am looking into the PFO HQI M80 Ballasts. It seems from the charts I have been reading and various other sources that they seem to be very good ballasts, producing the highest amount of PPF in most cases (at least it appears so). My question is about the different types of MH bulbs...
  18. General Reef Discussion
    I'm new at this...I've had a fish-only tank with some inverts for quite some time. I recently picked up a URI Actinic 50/50 20 W bulb because my old one burned out. I know as far as lighting goes, a 20 W bulb isn't great but I'm wondering what kind of life this bulb will support that my other...
  19. General Reef Discussion
    I fired up my MH's today and only one fired. I let it warm up for 20 minutes and still only one was on. So I slid back the glass and tapped a little not hard on the bulb and nothing. I pulled the bulb out a little after they were off and pushed it back in. Tried just now and only one fired...
  20. Atlanta Reef Club
    Aqua Medic has come out with a new pendant (not sure when it will be avaliable). Double Ended HQI 250w should retail for $250 for ballast, pendant and bulb. There is also a 150 watt version for $199 I believe. Not sure how good they are, a friend of mine is trying some out and is going to...
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