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  1. Lighting
    Setting up new 8ft x 3 ft x 16 in deep reef tank. Would 250 watt halides be to much for that shallow of a tank? Thanks
  2. General Reef Discussion
    I have 2x250w halide at 14000k on my 55g marine tank is that enough light for a clam.?:fish:
  3. General Reef Discussion
    As I have made reference in a few posts to the lighting I recently purchased for the 46 gallon bowfront tank I am setting up a few people seem to think that 2x250 watt halide is way too much lighting for a 46 gallon tank. My current 28 gallon tank has a mogul base 250 watt 20k bulb over it and...
  4. Palmetto Marine Aquarium Club
    For those of you who use MH lighting on your tanks, I'm wondering about the monthly energy costs. Anyone have an idea what the cost of running 2x250w for 6hrs per day would be? How would that compare to running a 8x39w T5HO system for 10-12 hours per day?
  5. Lighting
    I'm a new addict to saltwater. I've just upgraded from a 90 gal to a 180 gal. I'm running 3 - 250w metal halides. With the height of my canopy my bulbs sit about 5" from the water level. I have read that you want to have them a minimum of 8" from water level. Am i asking for big problems at...
  6. Nano Reefs
    First and foremost, I would like to say hi, I randomly stumbled across this site when doing research for my marine tank in the near future and these forums look like a collage of collected people of similar interests and information, so I figured it was a good place to start asking questions. :)...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    Ok everyone! i know this may be a silly question, but... will my new halide lighting "burn" or harm anything in my tank? I have a BTA, mushrooms and polyps so far. my mushrooms and polyps are about 4-6 inches from the bottom of the tank (tank is 30 inches deep) and the BTA is about a little...
  8. La Crosse Area Reef Keepers (LARK)
    :confused:I have been maintaining a 75 gal. reef aquarium for over four years now. Unfortunatly i need to sell the aquarium since I have recieved a job offer as an aquatic ecologist in Georgia. The tank contains numerous coral species including torch, frogspawn, anchor, galaxy, ricodia, green...
  9. For Sale /Trade or Buy
    I am getting out of the aquarium hobby for a while. I have some other hobbies I need to focus on so I need to address those. I am initially going to sell the stuff I am not currently using on my running system. l will eventually start selling off my running system once some of this other...
  10. General classifieds
    i have a complete 75 gl setup for sale it is being used for saltwater right now. have some live stock and three fish in it at present. the whole kit and kaboodle must go. wet/dry filter, pump,protien skimmer, three little fishes phosban remover,heater,overflow box,live rock, and many many extras...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    Okay, i have a 20gallon tank that has been up for almost a year now-its freshwater- it has a filter, heater, and light. I'm going to take out the filter and heater. Im going to empty the tank, clean it, paint the backglass, and try to get a new light bulb. But, about the lights, i just bought a...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    Hey everyone, I am eventually going to upgrade from pc to metal halide. I am going to get one of those systems that uses legs so it just sits on top of your tank instead of building the lights in your canopy. I have seen outer orbit, coral life and various others. Please let me know about...
  13. DIY Forum
    Hey there everyone.Im a newby on here and i just wanted to pick your brains a bit.Im starting a new 180 gal acrylic tank that i am actually in the midst of assembling myself,not as hard as one would think i might add. The tank is 60x24x30 and has dual overflows but what i was wondering about is...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    Hello everyone! As the title says I am new to aquariums and kind of overwhelmed. I bought my first aquarium about 2 months ago and been doing great so far BUT it is freshwater.... After going to the stores and seeing all the bright colorfull fish my wife said we should get a saltwater one for...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    I bought a 180 gallon 72x24x24 glass tank. It has corner overflows with holes pre drilled for in and out in both corners. I have not bought anything else yet. Would like suggestions on several things. I have time and I have not bought anything else. My Reef intentions: 150-200 lbs of liverock...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    I was just wondering if it was possible to use like Garden Metal Halide grow lights over your Reef tank? It seems that Garden Grow lights are less expensive then "Reef Tank Metal Halide" Lights so I was wondering if there was a reason for this? or simply because they are "reef tank lights"...
  17. General Reef Discussion
    i need help... i am starting up a 65 this time. i have retro halides and also have 2 hqi fixtures. lets say, or pretend that they are the same wattage, what is the difference in 2 X 150 watt retro halides and 2 X 150 watt hqi fixtures? deciding which way to go here and don't know the...
  18. General Reef Discussion
    Hello, I am in the process of researching metal halide lighting options for my 75 gallon that has a canopy. I was wondering if anyone has a similiar size aquarium and canopy if they send a picture so that I can see how you set it up (lights, fans, etc.) And what kind of lighting you have. I...
  19. General Reef Discussion
    Why does the water in my sump lower everyday, its not letting my skimmer function properly (euroreef rs 100), is it because im using a brute container with one chamber, and the skimmer and return pump are both in the same container? Help is appreciated thanks.
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