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  1. Anemones
    My lighting has dual 150w hqi and 2 130w PC that are dual actinic. I need to replace the bulbs but was wondering.... Will this be enough for an anemone? I also wish to convert the PC to LEDs. Will the LED lights provide enough lighting for this. Tank is 100 gallon and 60" long
  2. General Reef Discussion
    I've been running T5HO lights foe the past 8 year, I just got MH yesterday,to run over my 40 gallon aquarium. The tank only can hold 20 gallons of water, at 8 inches. The tank is sitting no the floor. how high should I have my lights? What's the best corals to place in the tank to have them...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    I'm looking to change my metal halide lighting out for led lighting on my 150gal reef tank. I don't want to spend a ton of money & I'm looking for good color and some growth. Are any of the "Chinese" LEDs worth buying? Any help would be appreciated
  4. General Reef Discussion
    Hey I am purchasing a 40 LONG tank for a NEW reef tank build. I rushed into my last 40 breeder tank and in the end took it down so I could build one the RIGHT WAY, and take my time. My question is would MH lights be to strong for such a short tank? I believe the dimensions are 48 long 12.5 wide...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    Hey guys I took down all 8 of my tanks this past 2 months and sold most of it. I took down a 40 breeder reef, but in turn want to re- do it better. I rushed into the first one a little and added I went on. I am going to buy a tank tomorrow, this guy has 3 tanks a 37, 40 she said its not a...
  6. Lighting
    So, as our name states, we are broke college students with an unfortunate obsession with this expensive hobby. We're relatively new to it... Lots of experience with fresh/brackish water aquariums, but this is obviously a lot different. Anyhoo... New tank. It's been running since July and it's...
  7. Lighting
    Hello. I have a 110 gal reef. All that's mainly in there know is, lsp and a couple clowns. I'm looking to upgrade to a LED system and I was wondering how do I know how many bulbs it should have and what blue to white ratio
  8. Reefing Equipment
    Hey guys I am currently running two pc lights on my 35 g reef tank dimensions 36x18x12 I have currently for an upgrade two 35w t5 ho (not set up) just wondering if its a good idea to add a 175w metal halide if so what would be the best kelvin rating tank is housing mostly Lps along with a few...
  9. The THINK Tank
    Let's hear it :) Witch one do YOU prefer? :D
  10. General classifieds
    $275 for both! This is great deal!I have two lights one is 250watt $150., 400 watt $200. Both systems are in great condition and work great. I have just decided to go with a different style of lights. LOW PROFILE HQI METAL HALIDE SYSTEM Each system includes DE HQI lamp,remote ballast with...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    Please help!?! I'm driving myself crazy! :freak: 47g column is 30"DEEP x20"x19" right now I have 1 18" T8 on there but want to support a green bubble tip that I will be getting soon. I would like to go VHO minimum ??? Prefer MH set up :D but looking for what I need (?) AND within my size...
  12. Lighting
    Hi I was wondering if anyone had any lighting suggestions for a 150 gallon reef system ( 48x24x30). I would like to use metal halide/ t5 H.O combo but am not sure of fixtures i could use. I dont have a canopy and plan on keeping all corals.
  13. General Reef Discussion
    When I buy softies at my LFS where they run metal halides and take them home to my biocube29 with power compacts the mushrooms seem to shrivel up, the Zoas do fine, the yellow polyps do fine and the green star polyps do fine. So, I guess I'm only having a problem with 2 out of 2 mushrooms. Any...
  14. The THINK Tank
    I have put my metal halide on a timer that has them on from 7:00am to 6:00 pm. Is this too long? On the weekends I have to do 7:30-6:30. Could that length of time (11 hours) for the halides be causing my algae problems? I have 4 actnics on that same timing system. How long should they be on...
  15. Lighting
    This maybe a dumb question but is it recommended to run a MH light only with no actincs or should you have the actincs.
  16. General Reef Discussion
    I have a standard 75gal tank. I just purchased two (2) IceCap 250w Double-Ended HQI Metal Halide Pendant like seen below. I have Hamilton 14k bulbs in them. QUESTION: How many inches do I hang these off the waterline? so I get coral growth but not sooooo much light that I get into algae...
  17. Northeast Florida Marine Aquarium Society
    i have a Aqualight Elite Metal Halide/Compact Fluorescent 48" - 692 watt fixture and was thinking about putting it in my canopy rather than on my aquarium w/o the canopy. The instruxtions say not to put it in a canopy... has any one else done it anyways and is is safe or will i burn my house...
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