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  1. General Reef Discussion
    So, I was looking to upgrade my lights and was thinking about getting Sunpod HQI. Should I get 150watt or 250w? Tank is 25" tall and 30" long. (55 gallons) And how good is this light? Would 250w heat the water too much?
  2. General Reef Discussion
    Alright, so tax returns are right around the corner! This year its going to be a 120g 48x24x24 double cube lol, afterall that is why I claim Single 0 all year long lol. I love the depth of my current 24x24x24 cube, but I dislike how its not long enough. I think the 120 will solve that, while...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    Hi Guys: I've been living a broken record, but have totally lost control of my tank in the last 6 months, to the point where the hobby is no longer enjoyable. I think all of this started when I followed some friendly advice and removed some live rock from the sump and put it into the main tank...
  4. TCMAS
    Where is a good place to buy a 175W MH ballast? I just need the ballast nothing else. Or if some one has one I have some corals I can trade. Or equipment I can trade as well. Thanks
  5. General Reef Discussion
    Ordered a Dual Metal Halide Ballast (400 watts) w/two mogul sockets and two Iwasaki 400 lights. 6500K I can't wait till they get here! :banana: I hope these temp lights will support reef/corals/sps. Does anyone know? I hope they do ... :doh: Do I need to suppliment acentics? These lights...
  6. TCMAS
    Well, it was that time of year again to replace the bulbs. The system is a 6' Hamilton Technologies hood running 3 175w SE bulbs and two VHO's. I had run Ushio 10k in the past, but last year used Aqualine 10k. Between the two, there seemed to be very little differance in growth of my softy tank...
  7. TCMAS
    I've been seeing these, I have been seeing 150W 50K DE Iwasaki bulbs. Anyone else?
  8. The THINK Tank
    After years of telling people that polyp extension was not always a function of feeding, you finally got some backup. http://www.advancedaquarist.com/2006/6/aafeature2
  9. TCMAS
    I have a IC ballast wired for the Iwasaki bulbs. Are there any other bulbs that I can run on it? I want something more blue. Thought about sending it in to get rewired, but it costs almost as much as I paid for the ballast.
  10. Large Systems
    Well... with the help of a friend i am getting a 300 gallon setup. It has no plumbing yet so i will have to do that. what i want to know is a few things... 1. what is the turnover (gph) that i should have on the system if i have fish and coral. 2. How big of a skimmer am i gonna need to do BB...
  11. TCMAS
    I am currently running 400w 20K XM's on a PFO ballast. I do like the color, but would like more growth. Any recomendations? Tank is a 4' 150 gallon.
  12. TCMAS
    I have several frags available of the Bam Bam orange zoanthid. Frags will be 6 to 10 polyps for $25. The picture is under 15K XM. The zoas are the bomb shiznit! They grow pretty fast and look sweet! I can bring frags to the next meeting of you are welcome to pick them up in W. St. Paul. I will...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    If I haven't worn you out, here's some lighting questions on my new set up, (attached)... Do you think 3x250 MH, 2x72"VHO & moonlights are a good mix? I was thinking of just getting one of the complete retro kits like the 72 inch Aqualight Pro Retrofit Kit, but I've never used PC. Are...
  14. TCMAS
    I just got home from the MAS speaker meeting featuring James Fathree from TFH. It was a great speach and I learned a few things like clams have Eyes, yes that what I said they have eyes and can see some colors, shadows, and movement. During the intro at the meeting they asked if this was...
  15. TCMAS
    I am in the process of setting up my new (used) 125 gal 72" tank. I have the aquascaping as two islands at either end of the tank and an open spot bewteen the two in the center. note- the tank has 2 center braces so I neww 3 mh lights I will be using 3 icecap 250x ballasts. 2 old style and 1...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    When you use MH lighting do you need actinic? How are these placed on the tank? Are they suspended to reduce the heat up of the water? Are you using a glass top or leaving it open when using MH? Does anyone have some pictures? I am thinking of getting some for my 72 Bow. Can...
  17. TCMAS
    I am about to get Sea Monkey's 250w icecap MH ballasts and lights. I was wondering if anyone new what type of bulb it can take. I was told by the guy at Icecap that it would only take 6.5K Iwasaki, unless it was modified to take 10K 20K bulbs. He didn't say whether or not it could take Mogul...
  18. Rochester Minnesota Marine Aquarium Club (RMMAC)
    Just wondering if anybody knows the difference between 175 watt and 250 watt bulbs ?? I bought 2-250s from david and they are 2 inches longer and brighter than the ones I had. oh yea I bought the set up used so I was just curous as to what I got.
  19. General Reef Discussion
    Could anyone post a pic or their tank (as true to color as possible) with XM 10-K or 15-K Metal Halides and no supplemental lighting? TIA MAP
  20. General Reef Discussion
    I need some advice. Most know my tank 'My 105' thread. Its been running for about 8 months now. I have been noticing some of the corals arent doing as well. (xenia and Red Brain, looks like i'm losing my spagetti coral). I have checked some of the levels and they are looking good. PH morning...
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