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  1. General Reef Discussion
    Surely this question has been asked a thousand times, but I'm new here so bare with me. I'm building a 75 gal. reef and I would like for the lighting to be concealed in the canopy. I was told my best option would be a 250w compact florescent because of the size and heat (or lack there of)...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    Wanted to give everyone whose ever thought about upgrading their 400W MH ballast to 430W MH ballast or what PFO use for their 400W HQI. As many of you may have come across either here or at Reef Central about people thinking about the 400W HQI and how it operates on Euro bulbs. Well here's my...
  3. TCMAS
    Due to various life constraints, Im downgrading one of my tanks and am selling my dual 400 watt halide setup. Setup includes: 2 400 watt 20k bulbs- approx 7 months old dual 400 watt PFO HQI ballast with quick disconnects- 1 1/2 yrs old 2 spiderlight reflectors with sockets.- 1 1/2 yrs old...
  4. Lighting Archive
    I received my equipment for my new tank yesterday. Yahoooooo. Pumps and lighting. Icecap660 and a PFO HQI ballast (Heavy) I was planing on mounting the ballasts on top of my custom wood canopy, but now I see how heavy the MH ballast is there is no way I am going to mount something that heavy...
  5. Atlanta Reef Club
    First off, I'm not 100% sure how the store would feel about doing this at the meeting, so I prefer if we do this after the meeting out in the parking lot. With that said.... I've got a bunch of small SPS for sale/trade. I decided not to take these to my LFS as their lighting wasn't up to par...
  6. Lighting Archive
    I was hoping to get some opinions from those that have used these bulbs. I always here about the 400W radiums, but was wondering is anyone has tried the 250W 20K bulbs. Please give your opinions and why you liked or disliked these bulbs. Thanks.
  7. SPS(scleractinians)
    Hey guys, I bought these colonies about a month ago. They were dark brown wild colonies. They were inexpensive so we bought them in hopes that they would color up..... finally some progress:D
  8. General Reef Discussion
    Hey everyone, One of our bulbs just went out, and I was looking at replacing it at Hello lights. I saw a 15,000k Xanium H3 and was wondering people's opinions about which bulb to get. We can go with a 10,000K of another type (which brand is the best by the way?) but were wondering if a 15...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    for a 40gal reef with soft and hard corals what would you prefer in lighting? im not looking to spend more than $300 so it might be a lil bit of a sqweeze but im sure there is a system out there for me. my dementions are as follows: 36"long, 15"wide, 16"tall thx everyone for your comments...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    OK. Lots of DE discussions going on out there right now. Many of the threads got too long or too sidetracked for me to draw any solid opinion. Don't know whay anyone would go 150 if you can go 250. So here's the thing: If you could put together the ideal DE HQI pendant setup what would it...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    I have just updated my Reef Lighting Test page synopsis I suspect one of the most hotly debated subjects in Reefkeeping is Marine Reef Lighting. I have been using 400 watt, 10KK Ushio lamps for a long time. I love how white the light looks and feels. I drive them with both PFO HQI ballasts...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    I suspect one of the most hotly debated subjects in Reefkeeping is Marine Reef Lighting. I am an advocate of MH lighting for SPS corals. I have begun a test of 2 of the more popular MH bulb brands, Ushio & Iwasaki. Details of my test can be found at...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    Ive heard a lot about this lighting does anyone know anything about it. I know it is a two ended bulb that supposedly shows the shimmering from MH's better anyone know of places that sells these setups. Thanks Keith
  14. General Reef Discussion
    I was talking to my LFS and he has been in saltwater a very long time. He said that with a 90g tank, dual 400w MH with 4 vho was way too much! He said I would have a problem with bleaching things. This is a new tank setup and I was interested in getting some carnation coral for the red colors...
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