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  1. General Reef Discussion
    I know everyone is using LEDs nowadays but I'm devoted to MHs. Just wondering if people think I'm outdated, and furthermore, what's the correct color temp bulbs, I have 10k, but what could be the benefit of 14k or even 20k?
  2. Nano Reefs
    Can I time the lights in my nano reef to go on for a period of time in the morning and then again at night or should they be a straight 8-10 hours. I would like the sunlight on when i can enjoy it the most. Thanks for any help.
  3. General Reef Discussion
    I have to get new 250w double eded MH Bulbs. I have a 75gal Tank normal height. Currently I have an Outer Orbit HQI/T5HO lighting (2 36w 420 t5 atinic, 2 36w 10k t5, 2 250w MH, 9 white and 9 blue LEDs) What 250w MH bulbs would everyone reccomend? I also don't want to kill my wallet. Thanks...
  4. Lighting
    So I finally sold my 29 gallon setup today!:blob: Know I can focus on my 72 gal bowfront. I went to my LFS the other night and saw a LED lighting system for the first time. WOW. When only the blues are on the color just pops from the coral, like nothing I have ever seen. The owner has had then...
  5. Reefing Equipment
    I have a 36g bow-front that I started last year. The pgk that got was a Satellite PC dual 65w (4 bulbs total). I have 3 Actinic & 1-10k on timers.<O:p</O:p I grow some fish but mainly polyps, zoo's, mushrooms & leathers.<O:pI want to upgrade my lighting as I wanted to grow some of the more...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    Hi guys, I have a 29 in wide tank and was looking to get these light fixture here. Do you guys think this fixture is worth the money? If yes please state why you think so. If not please say why and if you have...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    Hey folks, Whate are the best combos for T-5 lights? I have a 4 bulb fixture for a 29 that is doing ok but they are stock lights that came with the fixture. Are there good combos that people have come up with? Thanks.