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  1. General Reef Discussion
    how many watts do i need to grow softies?? I have a 75 gallon....
  2. 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...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    What is the least amount of light you or someone you know had on their reef tank and still was able to grow healthy corals? The reason why I ask is that I want to get metal halide but after talking with management (wife) she does not want me to spend that right now. So I am looking at some...
  4. nano build off 2008
    so i was in tap plastics this past saturday looking for 6in tube for a skimmer. while looking through their scrap bin i found a few good sheets of 12x12 acrylic. they look like they're 3/8th inch. when i found out that saturdays are scrap plastic sale days at TAP i just couldn't walk out empty...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    i was looking threw live aquera and i saw this Yellow Blotch Rabbitfish (Siganus guttatus) its a painting and i thought wow thats pretty i would like to see a pic of the real thing !!
  6. General Reef Discussion
    I have been a lighting designer and manufacturer for the aquarium industry for nearly a decade. I specialize in LED lighting for aquarium use though am very experienced with any of the lighting systems and brands available to hobbyist. I would be glad to answer any questions hobbyist may have...
  7. General classifieds
    Hello I have a 105 gallon Oceanic Reef show tank with very nice 250 watt metal halide lighting system wich also holds 2 vho flourescents and fans to remove heat, ill list main items that are included and what i paid for them but there is just to much to list: 105g tank...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    As found in a past ReefKeeping magazine: http://www.reefkeeping.com/issues/2002-06/jg/index.php Due to the intense heat generated by metal halide systems, fans may also be required to keep the tank from over-heating. Fans are available from electronics suppliers and most aquarium businesses...
  9. Lighting
    Just got into the hobby last week with the purchase of a 110 gallon tank aqua c protien skimmer 40 gallon quiet system sump and t5 ballast (4x54w) with individual reflectors my question is lighting my aquarium is a custom built acrilic it is 22" wide 23"deep and 51" long (1)is this enouph...
  10. General classifieds
    I am selling a Hamilton 400w metal halide system. The bulb is burnt out so it's just the sockett and the transformer/ballast. If interested let me know. I will ship but you pay shipping. Asking $150 or will consider trade for a skimmer for my 135g.
  11. TCMAS
    i just got back from florida where i had the chance to see some of the fish sotres they have near ft lauderdale fl. the quality and quanity of fish stores was trully amazing to say the lease. they have about 60 stores with in a 1 hr driving distance of central ft lauderdale. here is one of the...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    Has anyone bought lighting from Ebay? I was looking at the Metal Halide Systems and I can get around a 36" 300 watt system for my 65gallon for about $250!!:bln-wow: I don't know how these online reef aquarium stores can get away with putting such an up-charge on they're lighting. So the system I...
  13. Lighting
    Is it possible to setup a lighting system for a 180G that is capable of matching growth and color with Metal halide systems? I'd like to redo the lighting on my tank for the benefit of the corals, but would like to avoid metal halides. (I'd like to avoid electric and heat issues.) Currently...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    Just wondering what they say for watts per gallon? I have a 55g and would like to do some beginner coral and an anenome once the tank gets established...
  15. General classifieds
    Looking to buy a good condition 48'' metal halide system, or 2 hanging pendant metal halides. Anyone got some they are gettin rid of? Greg
  16. Nano Reefs
    I am thinking about investing in a reef tank and it is my first venture into the saltwater world. Previously I had cichlids. So I am not completely new to mainting fish tanks. Originaly I was think of getting a Tru Vu 55g Hex Acrylic. But after some research, I think I am going to go with the...
  17. General Reef Discussion
    I am thinking of getting this for my new 75GL bowfront tank. Had anyone use 1 of this in there tank, and whatdo you think of it? I found this on Ebay and it IS a little too cheap compair to the other stuff out there...
  18. Atlanta Reef Club
    I am breaking down my 90 gallon AGA to make room for my 210 this upcoming Thursday (8-24-06) and Friday (8-25-06). I will be selling the following items: 90 gallon AGA with corner overflow- it has a durso pipe and "modified" overflow teeth (I opened the grooves and put plastic meshing behind to...
  19. General Reef Discussion
    I want to buy a metal halide system but I'm not sure if thats what my tank needs. Right now I have a retrofit power compacts and a pair of flourecents. I have heard that they are much better to use. I have 2 toadstool frags and a bta. I was also wondering if I do get it then how do i light the...
  20. General Reef Discussion
    anyone ever use this the price is right for my 65 gal corner tank Total output 223W. Fits up to 27"L aquarium. Approx Fixture Size: 20"L x 11.5"W x 3.5"H System Support: 1x175W HQI, 2x24W CF, and 2xBluemoon LED Odyssea metal halide system (Version 4) comes with: non-corrosive powder...
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