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  1. General Reef Discussion
    Currently i have a 55gal reef set up with mainly button polyps, gsps, shrooms, feather dusters, and some pipe organs. I was running a coralife 48" power compact fixture with 2- 10k 55w and 2- actinic 65w bulbs. This setup didnt seem to have any light depth at all to it and that crisp clean and...
  2. 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
  3. General classifieds
    I have a 72'' Coralife light for sale. It has 3 150 watt metal halides and 4 96 watt power compact actinic bulbs. I have 3 brand new in the box coralife brand 10k bulbs to go with it. I also have 3 ballasts to go with it. Light works perfect. It was on a tank i bought but im moving my LEDs to...
  4. Lighting
    I just bought a tank that has power compacts, 2 ballasts/4 bulbs. I don't know anything about these lights. From what I'm reading I think I need to change the bulbs they have been running since 2008. But my main question is are these good lights for corals or am I limited. The tank has...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    so heres the deal everybody. as of now, i have a single, one bulb, N.O.(normal output)florescent day light and one actinic blue light. they are both really low wattage. i have a koralia 4 for water movement and two maxijet 1200's. the maxijets are attached to my cpr bakpak skimmer/filter and my...
  6. General classifieds
    72" coralife 3 x 150 watt hqi metal halides with 4 x 96 powercompacts and lunar lights. Metal halides have external ballasts. Light is off of a 180 gallon reef tank that was just sold. Fixture is four years old and is in great working condition. pm if interested
  7. General Reef Discussion
    Just wondering, is there significant savings in energy usage/cost when going from pc lights to t5ho? what we have: 2x96W PC fixture, what we're looking at: 4x39W T5 HO. Our current fixture is pretty new, so unless there's a big difference energy-wise, we weren't going to switch over. t.i.a.!
  8. 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...
  9. The THINK Tank
    Hi recently I did upgrade my tank... it was a 55G and I did upgrade it to a 75G with a 30G sump... in my old tank I was using a coralife power compact fixture... it have 4PC bulbs... but now that the tank is wider I was wondering if I could add some T5 bulbs.. maybe a couple ... what you guys...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    Anyone give me an opinion on this as my lighting for my 29gal. I have a coralife2x65 watt i ordered 1 10,000k and 1 dual actinic 03/7100k. hope i ordered well
  11. General Reef Discussion
    If I have a 29 gallon tank with coralife 2x65 watt lights can I keep hard corals and what would be the best bulbs to replace the ones it came with i think they 6500k 50/50 was wondering if i should get a 10000k and a actinic 03
  12. For Sale /Trade or Buy
    I'm trying to upgrade so I have to sell my 72 inch power compact light perfect fit for those 6 foot long tanks. It comes with legs to mount. Its currently up and running on my tank now and I will add pics later tonight my avatar is a pic of the atinics only and its great for a tank running soft...
  13. For Sale /Trade or Buy
    I have for sale a 60 gallon saltwater tank that is up and running. I would like to sell it as a whole but will consider parting it out if no interest for the complete setup. I am asking $650 for everything or best offer. You can email me at [email protected] or pm. Tank and Equipment: 60...
  14. General classifieds
    I have for sale Two retrofit 175 watt Metal Halide lights and two 65watt retrofit powercompact lights for sale. The MH have one 14000k and one 20000k bulbs that are about 3 months old. The PC's are two 50/50 bulbs that are about 6 months old. All the ballast is included and everything works...
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