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  1. General Reef Discussion
    i got (2) 250 w ice cap metal halide ballast the other day and just got the reflectors in and the sockets came with them and the ice cap ballast has a female plug and the sockets have a bare wire what do i do? ooo ya it's de bulbs
  2. General Reef Discussion
    Hey all, I have not been on the board for quite some time now, so here's a quick update... I have taken down my 225 gallon because the way it was set up was not jiving with my schedule/lifestyle. I am however thinking about re setting up a 120 gallon (48"x24"x24") clam/softy/montipora tank. I...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    What brands of equipment do you guys like? I was talking to a lot of the high end names in the hobby, and its not too difficult to become an authorized retailer. I will be selling online and locally too. My plan is to obviously keep my day job (lol) but to also offer products and if I dont...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    You know - I am still debating on the 28G Nanocube or a bigger tank. I know I wil lget bored of the Nanocube eventually since it can only house maybe 2-3 small fish and a few corals. I confirmed the electrical issue will cost allot to do and its probably out of the question. With a TV, DVD...
  5. Lighting
    was thinking about ordering this for 2-400 watt mh's..is this a good brand?price?..its magnetic..is that good? i thought all ballasts were magnetic..what else are they other then magnetic and why is magnetic better? <TABLE id=productDetailTable cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0...
  6. NIMAS(Northern Indiana Marine Aquarium Society)
    Anyone here use 400w HQI's? I am looking at getting 2 pendants for my lighting and was wondering what reflectors they are using and how bad the heat from these things were.
  7. General Reef Discussion
    I spoke to my LFS and they said that I could replace the bulbs I have with these ( it was over the phone, he just said a coralife bulb that would be like 30 dollars in store) http://www.petsmart.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2753938
  8. General Reef Discussion
    Is a 48" Tek Light with 8X54W T5 HO from reefgeek.com enough light to support clams and anenomes? Sorry if this has already been asked. I did some searching and couldn't find a definite answer. Thanks for the help!
  9. General Reef Discussion
    I bought the hello lights magnetic ballast 175 watt mougle retrofit system with xm 10k bulb. 1st, I am really wondering if this thing is safe. The ballast is a random ballast, with wires coming out of it, and there is a capsul shaped something called "internal discharge resistor". This really...
  10. Atlanta Reef Club
    I was going to start a 180 gallon system; however I simply don't have the time for this project. I currently have my 29 gallon Nano that I am going to be keeping, but not the 180 gallon system. I will ship all items; however you will be responsible for shipping and handling charges. I will...
  11. General classifieds
    I was going to start a 180 gallon system; however I simply don't have the time for this project. I currently have my 29 gallon Nano that I am going to be keeping, but not the 180 gallon system. I will ship all items; however you will be responsible for shipping and handling charges. I will...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    Hello i purchased this polyp for 10 dollars it was on sale because all the polyps would not open. when i took it to my house and in my tank by the next day all the polyps would open up. Everything went well every day it seemed more and more flowers would open. one day i decided to fix the tank...
  13. Northeast Florida Marine Aquarium Society
    It's been forever since I posted in here but since I took over the buisness I've just not had enough time to dedicate to this tank. There are a bunch of nice things in this tank that are fairly expensive. I'd like to sell the whole thing to one person cause we all know that parting out a reef...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    My first reef is going pretty well, but it has been a learn as I go experience. With the knowledge I've gained I want to build a system from the ground up. Right now the plan is a 185 gal (60x30x24, starphire on viewable sides) in-wall that I've sketched below. The tank will be SSB heavy fish...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    So we had a presentation by ice cap for fish supply ***. this week and i want your opinions. According to the ice cap reps if they have a 75g with 6 t-5 bulbs that is supporting clams,sps,etc. Now in my opinion I know this will work I am not a MHQ worshiper like some but what do you think of...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    Hi Everyone!! I'm considering a hard Coral for my tank. The lfs has a special 5 frags for a 100 bucks. I'm wondering I could have one to add color to my tank? Right now everything is either green OR brown:(. I have a 150 with 40 gallon sump new aquac skimmer mh 2 140 watt 14000 k with 40 watt...
  17. Massachusetts North Shore Marine and Reef Club
    I would like to see pictures you're 180 gal canopys, We are upgrading from a 58 to a 180 thanks steve & nicole
  18. Lighting
    Hi all, I'm changing my t8's for 250w MH. But I'm a bit unsure as to whether sps corals need the UV glass cover on the lights. Most Arcade units use uv glass shieds were as alot of the new lighting kits using ice cap ballasts and spider reflectors don't have any uv glass protection. Can anyone...
  19. General Reef Discussion
    about a month ago I got my 1st SPS corals (other than some monti) and there doing GREAT!!!! I can see growth on all of them already. My problem is the Birdsnest, it has looked good untill a few days ago it has actually grown the most of all the corals abour 1/2" on all tips in a month. most of...
  20. General Reef Discussion
    i was wondering if you could overload your tank with coral (like the fish) or can you stuff your tank with tons of coral im asking because i was at the lfs and the guy said "man i see you in here every weekend and he said you need to slow down on coral" and i was wondering if he was jokeing or...
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