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  1. General Reef Discussion
    Okay it is official, my 90 gallon build starts today. My stand came in today and I picked it up after work. :dance: Here is the plan for the tank: 90 Gallon AGA tank w/offfset overflow Custom Oak Stand and Canopy 40 Gallon AGA sump 6X54W Sunlight Supply Tek T5HO Octopus Needlewheel 200...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    I traided some guy a computer for 2 400watt hanging grow lights setup. I want to use these for my aquarium , Using aquarium lighting of corse. 250watt 14k hamiltons are what ive ordered. Will these ballist be ok for this type of lighting , meaning will they allow the lights to produce the...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    I'm sure this will fuel a fiery debate....:doh: I've been told PC's are the best and I've been told T5s are the best. Whos right? BTW I know MH are truly the best! This question pertains to fluorescents. I have a 75g (w/canopy) so when I set it up I got 2 96w PCs (retro) I was going to get...
  4. TCMAS
    Most conferences I am at a booth or BS'ing. So I have not had the chance to listen to many speakers in quite some time. I know more was said and hopefully others will chime in. But here are some of the things I picked up saturday. 1) While Dr Batten was a little to technical for me and others...
  5. Margaritaville
    So things in the ocean are apparently WAY worse than we thought: http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2006/11/02/health/webmd/main2147223.shtml I know political discussions aren't allowed, but I do not believe this is political, I think it is an issue that at least threatens the hobby we love, no...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    I know this might be a dumb question but is it possible to use High Pressure sodium light bulbs for a reef ?
  7. General Reef Discussion
    Hi I don't understand lights and ballast and bulbs. Need some smart people to help me out here. I have these shop lights that I want to use for the reef aquarium. They have these really awsome bulbs. What I need to know is if it is or can be use as Metal Halides. Is the bulb suitable for a reef...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    I'm quite a DIY type person... I'm already working on a DIY Skimmer and now thinking about the whole lighting issue. I've been looking around to see how I can best suppliment my 130 watts of tank light that I have atm. (Lunar Coralife 30" 2x65). Anyway... I thought I would go about mounting...
  9. Topic of the Week Archive
    Well since we have talked about inverts, Anemones, and the overall basic set up of our somewhat fancy box of water.. Lighting woudl seem to be a good thing to talk about. It is rather important to just about everything in the tank. Can anyone tell me what type of lighting there is for Reef tanks?
  10. PNSMAS archives (hidden)
    what is the difference between the grow light (white) ballast and the bluewave (blue) ballasts? Can you use the 400w grow (white) ballast to fire the 400w single end bulbs we use?
  11. General Reef Discussion
    i was at the lfs yesterday and they have a new reef setup. The strange thing is they are running high pressure sodium bulbs. The spectrum has to be wrong but is there any good they can get out of these?
  12. General Reef Discussion
    I bought a Hagen (Nutrafin) pH High Range (7.4-8.6) Test Kit which is for fresh and salt water...I use it for my reef tank of course. The problem is that when I test the pH, I get a purple color which on the color chart that is provided with the kit show the color should be from a light green...
  13. 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...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    If i had a 300 watt hqi fixture would i be able to use a 250 watt bulb? I want a 14000k bulb but i cant seem to find a 300 watt one any where.
  15. PNSMAS archives (hidden)
    What is the dif between HQI,PS,EYE, and straight MH ballast's? Is It just the amp's? Which would be the most versitle? Sorry for all the generic Q's but still learn'n. Lips
  16. General Reef Discussion
    I was just wonderin what exactly constitutes low, moderate and high lighting. I am gearing up a new tank and I was thinkin about a couple clams. Do I need hard core nuclear waste lighting or what? Is there such a thing as too much light? I am lookin at 2 175w MH 13000Ks and 2 48" NO flourescent...
  17. General Reef Discussion
    Ok i just stumbled on the one thing that everyone has and wants that everyone out there is overpaying for. The thing i am talking about is lights. Whilst using the bathroom in my parents master bathroom i began to read a gardening magazeen. It is the before winter sale and they have lights for...
  18. TCMAS
    I seem to be haveing a hard time getting anyone to comment...little help here please? Canopy Design HELP Needed: 58 with a 400watt MH http://www.thereeftank.com/forums/showthread.php?t=40662
  19. General Reef Discussion
    ok as i'm sure most of you are starting to figure out that i am really stuck at the lighting choice for my tank. i am thinking about going with metal halide as a few of you have told me. my question is if i do am i going to need a chiller too. 29gal tank. i do not care to run a chiller if i can...
  20. Nano Reefs
    I am new to the fourm here hello to all. I had a 10 gal nano reef in the past which did well for a while till I started putting east coast local sea stars in:mad: Anyway I am taking marine biology, and I got interested in starting a tank back up. I currently have a 30 gal High I was interested...
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