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  1. General Reef Discussion
    been looking into t5 lighting for my tank because im not satisfied with pc lighting. i understand t5 to be better and more efficient. my question is how efficient. i currently have 4x65w pc bulbs. would 4x24w t5 or even 6x24w, be better than the 260w of pc lighting?? decided against mh...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    So I was talking with some folks on the local forum regarding my return pump, and I was hoping to get some broader exposure. I have a mag 18, which claims a normal wattage of 120W. I've a killawatt device which measures the pump at ~60 watts. I understand that a pump's power useage will increase...
  3. TCMAS
    i wanna run radium 400's on my tank, does anyone know the best ballast to fire these puppies?
  4. TCMAS
    Hello, I've been seriously thinking about upgrading to a larger tank. The mind is telling me to go to a 90x36x28, It will have an external overflow. The aquarium will only be viewable from the front, so it will be framed like a picture. If everything works out, this will start to take place next...
  5. TCMAS
    First off i would like to shoot out a HUGE thanks to Casey, Troy, Jeramy, Gus, and Tom!! they put in a great days work and did and excellent job! without further ado PICS! Side view front view top view I held my breath on this one, Casey discovered that the jig for the...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    ...just lookin' for the best MH bulbs for my 75G Reef tank. Here is my light... 48" Outer Orbit - 2x150W 10K HQI-MH, 2x130W Dual Actinic, & 6 Lunar Lights. http://www.current-usa.com/outerorbit.html My current coral collection consists of the following (from)...as of 11/13/06 Green Milli...
  7. TCMAS
    read the headline =)
  8. Massachusetts North Shore Marine and Reef Club
    Finally wired up the jacuzzi whirpool tub in the 1st floor bath Heater needed a dedicated run - 12a, ran 12-2 & put it on a 15a breaker The pump is 7a & I also ran 12-2 on a 15a breaker, both are GFCI I can always upgrade either to a 20a breaker if needed I have radiant floor heat to install...
  9. TCMAS
    What is best and where to buy? 175w only no other lighting over a 90g. Any high demand corals will be placed up high.
  10. TCMAS
    What is the differance between HQI and just regular MH and what one would be better ? I think I would need 2 175w of either of these for my 75 gallon? http://www.hellolights.com/mhreflector.html http://www.hellolights.com/methalparref.html
  11. TCMAS
    Help me decide what ballast. SE 250W will run XM 10KK or 20KK IceCap $230 BlueWave II $200 CoralVue $180 PFO $150 i will change bulb every 12 months 10KK or 20KK is it worth it to spend more money to get the IC? or just get the PFO is fine. thx Li
  12. TCMAS
    I am just kicking around ideas for my next setup and have always liked the specs of a 120 (4' x 2' x 2'). Does anyone in the club have a setup with this size tank? If so would you mind giving me some specs on the setup? Maybe even some pictures if you have some handy. Thanks
  13. General Reef Discussion
    just joined this board ive been around on otehrs but decided to stop bye and check it out... ive been doing reef tanks for about 3 years now currently i have a lee mar euro style 180g tank its mixed with soft,lps,clams,sps,and an anemone this tanks been up for about 5 months now if...
  14. Atlanta Reef Club
    In the spirit of our recent ARC meeting, I have a question regarding HQI vs. Moguls. I am looking into a 400 watt setup, and am debating between HQI and Moguls. I have always run mogul bulbs on a blueline electronic ballast and have had no complaints. However, that choice was due to the fact...
  15. NFMAS Member Tanks
    Come along and join with me in my insanity! The new tank build has started. This process includes ripping up the carpet, redoing the flooring and then building everything else. I'll be building the stand, tank and sump. Right now, the going is slow since I haven't refinished the floors yet...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    Its time to buy the lights for the tank, and what a learning experience it has been. I have narrowed it down to the fact that I would like to run Radiums overdriven by the PFO HQI ballasts. My tank is 36 inches long and 25 inches tall (which is really the depth) Articles that I have read...
  17. PNSMAS archives (hidden)
    well its been awhile since ive been on, and there seem to be alot of new faces and a few old ones. now that we've set out 72g bow front back up, we are looking to get rid of the 10g sump we are using and getting a 20long or tall or something of that size for a fuge. also i seem to remember...
  18. Atlanta Reef Club
    Everything below is now F/S in pieces, all of which can be viewed here: http://www.thereeftank.com/forums/showthread.php?t=59645 Deltec MC 500 - $375 Skimmer is brand new and has never been put in salt water. I put it in a bucket of RO water when it arrived to be sure it was working properly...
  19. General classifieds
    I have all of the following for sale. I am NOT interested in parting it out at this point in time. Thanks! Skimmer (Brand New) Deltec MC 500 (this skimmer has never been used – I put it in a bucket of RO water when it arrived and plugged it in to see how quiet it is…whisper quiet) Lights (6...
  20. NFMAS Members only
    I wanted to get a few opinions on these before I went through with the purchase.:confused: I was looking at setting up a 90g but if I go through with this I'll change the tank to a 110g. Any comments or suggestions would be appreciated...
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