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  1. 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...
  2. Lighting
    Okay, I am starting to look for a light for my 40 gallon that is currently FOWLR. I would like to eventually add an anemone or two to the tank once it is fully established. I was looking at getting a Coralife Aqualight 150 watt clamp-on, but then found a deal over on RC. It is a 250 watt PFO...
  3. SPS Coral Forum
    I was wondering if anyone has a nice picture of a SPS tank under t5 lighting. Is there such a thing?? All the ones I have seen are dulll brown. without much color.
  4. General Reef Discussion
    I read for some corals you need 5-7 per gallon on the average 3-5 is best... then I look at lighting fixture prices and fall out of my chair. I am wondering though can I get away with standard lighting and perhaps one or two 250 watt metal halides in certain areas of my tank where the rock is...
  5. 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...
  6. Lighting
    Does anyone know about these systems im looking at one for my 72 bf. Its got the 2 150w mh bulbs and the compacts. Can the 150s be upgraded to a 250 or would the ballast need to be changed also?
  7. General Reef Discussion
    Does zooplankton grow in my tank or is it something that i have to buy to feed the corals that I am going to purchase. If its something that I have to buy, I can't find it anywhere that sells it.:cry:
  8. Lighting
    as the subjects reads; i'm trying to find a 24" T5 fixture with 6 bulbs. but can't seem to find one. do they exist or am i looking for something custom ? J.
  9. General Reef Discussion
    I have been playing around with my lighting, being new to saltwater, I haven't a clue if I am doing the right thing here. I am running a 90 gallon, fish, and coral mostly polyps & mushrooms, green star, thats about it. I am using 2 fixtures, 1. 48" dual current satellite: has a. (2) 65...
  10. Lighting
    Hello all I'm new to the forum and was hoping to get some advice if possible. I've been running my first reef tank for about a year now. It's a 72 gallon bowfront and i've started out with coralife 4x65w flourecent lighting. For what I have in the tank now i beleive its enough ( i mostly...
  11. Lighting
    ]I am getting a 150xh gallon Aquarium that will be set up as live Rock some Fish and down the road some Soft Coral. I am new so I will take it slow and get advice from where I can. Now, my first confusion, and what I have a question on, is lighting. My tank is a 48" x 24" x 30" 150 gallon tank...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    I’m planning my first reef tank and was wondering if I could get some feedback on my ideas. It’s a 120-gallon measuring 4’x2’x2’ my filtration will comprise of an Aqua medic turboflotor 1000 classic protein skimmer, 100lbs of live rock and a plenum. My lighting is 2 x 250watt metal halides + 2 x...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    hi,everyone i am rookie on this reef keeping thing and also new to this forum. i want to convert my tank into a reef.it is a 120 gal.i it has a power compact lights from jebo 4-55 watts actinics.wut would be the perfect light for it .wut other other stuff i need 2 add 2 have a good...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    I am not ready to put lights on the tank yet because i am still make the top look nice like the stand ~!~ mission ! any now the size of the tank is a 125 i am guessing the measurements are 72 inch's long 18 inch's wide 25 inch's high........... i wont to have plops mushrooms torch's frog spawns...
  15. Nano Reefs
    Im about to start my first nano reef and im thinking about purchasing a 14 gallon oceanic bio cube for $170. Are these nice? Capable of supporting a beginner reef? Are there better options for similar price (+ ship) online somewhere? Is it big enough to keep a decent balance? Thanks in...
  16. Lighting
    Hey guys, I'm shutting down my 120:( for the time being wanting to setup my 29 gallon with some of the livestock but I realized I don't have a light for it hahahaha... So I'm looking for a new light fixture suggestions? I'm budget sensitive so looking to purchase perhaps something from...
  17. General Reef Discussion
    This is the light I have: http://www.drsfostersmith.com/Product/Prod_Display.cfm?pcatid=12772&N=2004+113175 How long should each mode run?
  18. General Reef Discussion
    i'm sorry if you are all getting tired of my stupid questions, but i think i'm getting the general idea of this whole salt water tank thing. :idea: the lights i got with the tank are as follows. well, the sticker on the back says the following: H10 compact flourescent dual strip 48" 260 w cf...
  19. "Soft" corals
    I have a 72" strip PC light with 2 96w smartpaq lights (10000 daylight/460nm actinic) Can anyone suggest what type of corals would do well under this lighting? I have a 125 gallon tank?
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