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  1. Lighting
    I'm getting ready to replace my 2,250watt metal halide double ended bulbs in my Outer Orbit lighting system my question is what's the difference in coral Vue's vs the other brands? And should I go with a 14000k. I've never bought these kind of bulbs before as the fixture was bought used. Thanks...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    Hello everyone! I am not only new to this wonderful community (you're all so enthused about what you do!), but also to SW in general. Long story short, I inherited a 55g tank about 6 months ago and set it up and have run it successfully for about as long. I'm looking to upgrade to a 90g...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    I am just about to buy a 48" compact metal halide light with 2- 250 Metal Halide 15k HQI Double Ended bulbs included (500 watts) and 4 - 65 watt power compact actinic (blue) bulbs included (260 watts) 6 watts of Blue Lunar Led bulbs. I want it for my anemone and maybe some corals in the...
  4. Reefing Equipment
    So, here's the deal. First off ,this is my first post, so, hello all! I recently set upa reef tank and currently have some zoos,A candy cane,a mushroom, amd a clam (that I'm just now realizing came with the colony of zoos. All seem to be doing very well. My question is about lighting.I founda...
  5. General classifieds
    I have a 72" Aqualight pro light fixture, 3-150W hallides and 4-96W compact flourescents. I also have a in-sump 24" tall protein skimmer by ASM and I have a prime water chiller 1/3 hp. I'm asking $1000 for all the equipment but I'll take offers on individual pieces. I'm located in Eugene OR...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    I need metal halide lighting for a small 10g tank that will be holding some high light needing creatures. Im on a budget for the tank, and the MH lights for aquariums are just way way too expensive. I was looking around and it seems that some MH lights not made specifically for aquariums are way...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    so i was wondering what would be a good photoperiod for my 40 gallon breeder? im still experimenting with this while i dont have corals but i want to get it on a good steady basis before i add anything else to the tank. i have done one adjustment due to an algae outbreak. i left the lights off...
  8. General classifieds
    For sale: A Giesemann Aquarium Lighting System. Giesemann is a top of the line aquarium lighting brand made in Germany. This fixture is 48" long and 8" wide. It has two 250 watt Metal Halide bulbs and two 54 watt actinic light bulbs. This system is perfect for a reef tank and provided...
  9. General classifieds
    Hello, I need to upgrade my lighting on my 55 reef tank. Looking for. 4x or even 6x 54 t5 h.o but I'm not limited to just that. I'm looking to spend $150- $200 if anyone has a good used light let me know please.. Brenden
  10. New Jersey Reef Club
    I bought a 72" coralife 1134W unit. It has 3x250W HQI bulbs and 4x96W PC's. I'm posting this here because I live in NJ and figure our rates should be comparable. I'm trying to figure out apx. how much my electrical will go up a month to run this unit. If anyone could share the unit they have and...
  11. General classifieds
    I have this setup but was unable to get the halides to fire completely up. It may need new transformers. I looked them up and they are not expensive. If anyone is interested in it i will sell it for 140.00. I think it sells for about 460.00. I bought it off this guy for 200.00. I don't know...
  12. General classifieds
    Hey guys i am Selling my light Set Up if any one is interested. i have two reef stars pendants and have a dual in one Hamilton Tech ballast M58 they are 250w each Also will drow in some old SE bulbs which are XM 20k, Hamilton 14k, SPS 10k, and hamilton 12k all of them are pairs For $250 set...
  13. General classifieds
    i have a complete 75 gl setup for sale it is being used for saltwater right now. have some live stock and three fish in it at present. the whole kit and kaboodle must go. wet/dry filter, pump,protien skimmer, three little fishes phosban remover,heater,overflow box,live rock, and many many extras...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    Okay, i have a 20gallon tank that has been up for almost a year now-its freshwater- it has a filter, heater, and light. I'm going to take out the filter and heater. Im going to empty the tank, clean it, paint the backglass, and try to get a new light bulb. But, about the lights, i just bought a...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    Hey everyone, I am eventually going to upgrade from pc to metal halide. I am going to get one of those systems that uses legs so it just sits on top of your tank instead of building the lights in your canopy. I have seen outer orbit, coral life and various others. Please let me know about...
  16. DIY Forum
    Hey there everyone.Im a newby on here and i just wanted to pick your brains a bit.Im starting a new 180 gal acrylic tank that i am actually in the midst of assembling myself,not as hard as one would think i might add. The tank is 60x24x30 and has dual overflows but what i was wondering about is...
  17. General Reef Discussion
    Hello everyone! As the title says I am new to aquariums and kind of overwhelmed. I bought my first aquarium about 2 months ago and been doing great so far BUT it is freshwater.... After going to the stores and seeing all the bright colorfull fish my wife said we should get a saltwater one for...
  18. General Reef Discussion
    I bought a 180 gallon 72x24x24 glass tank. It has corner overflows with holes pre drilled for in and out in both corners. I have not bought anything else yet. Would like suggestions on several things. I have time and I have not bought anything else. My Reef intentions: 150-200 lbs of liverock...
  19. General Reef Discussion
    I was just wondering if it was possible to use like Garden Metal Halide grow lights over your Reef tank? It seems that Garden Grow lights are less expensive then "Reef Tank Metal Halide" Lights so I was wondering if there was a reason for this? or simply because they are "reef tank lights"...
  20. General Reef Discussion
    Hello, I am in the process of researching metal halide lighting options for my 75 gallon that has a canopy. I was wondering if anyone has a similiar size aquarium and canopy if they send a picture so that I can see how you set it up (lights, fans, etc.) And what kind of lighting you have. I...
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