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  1. General Reef Discussion
    about a month ago I got my 1st SPS corals (other than some monti) and there doing GREAT!!!! I can see growth on all of them already. My problem is the Birdsnest, it has looked good untill a few days ago it has actually grown the most of all the corals abour 1/2" on all tips in a month. most of...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    would 2 x 400 halides be too much light for a 75g mixed reef tank?
  3. General Reef Discussion
    I did it I'm going Metal Halide!!!! It took me about 2 weeks but I finally decided on what to get! I got 2 of each! ICECAP 250w NEW STYLE Ballasts. These ballasts are me efficeient then the old ones with a power factor of .99 and come in a enclosed aluminum box with preinstalled power and...
  4. General classifieds
    Sadly, I'm done with this hobby for a while. Just lost interest and want to get this all gone as quick as possible. Buyer pays shipping via USPS or UPS Ground. Prefer local pickup for all livestock, tank, stand and sump as they are large and I don't want to mess with any of that stuff. FYI, in...
  5. Lighting
    so i ordered my tanks (90 gallon + sump) i ordered my skimmer (Aquac EV-180) up next, is lights... i'll be doing a DIY canopy and ligts, so i'm open to any options/suggestions to make this work :) what do i want living in my tank ? eventually... a little bit of everything ;) i know this is...
  6. General classifieds
    I have a 250w MH setup available for sale. The setup includes a Sunlight Supply Reef Optix III+ pendant that's in decent shape. There is a bit of rust on the screws and on some of the fixture due to it being installed in a canopy. The reflector is in like new condition. The IceCap ballast has...
  7. Atlanta Reef Club
    I have a 250w MH setup available for sale. The setup includes a Sunlight Supply Reef Optix III+ pendant that's in decent shape. There is a bit of rust on the screws and on some of the fixture due to it being installed in a canopy. The reflector is in like new condition. The IceCap ballast has...
  8. DIY Forum
    So I've been looking into some better fixtures and also just retro kits. This is what I have decided to do. I am going to build my own light canopy and suspend it from the ceiling over the tank. I will move my current pc light to the new hood, one on each of the 250 watt hqi or mogul light...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    <TABLE cellSpacing=1 cellPadding=4 width=600 align=center border=0 valign="top"><TBODY><FORM action=shopaddtocart.asp method=post><TR><TD vAlign=top align=middle bgColor=#ffffff>Sunlight Supply Reef Optix III Plus 250-watt Double Ended Unit No reviews...
  10. Substrate Free Tank Husbandry (Bare bottomed)
    Alright well I have had a 120 setup BB for about 5 months now. I have roughly 10-12 different SPS frags/small colonies but the colors of all of them are still pretty browned out. Here is my setup... AGA 120 RR (4x2x2) Closed Loop 1: Sequence Dart with 4 1" outputs Closed Loop 2: Pan World...
  11. Substrate Free Tank Husbandry (Bare bottomed)
    Alright well I have ALWAYS run halides since I can even remember but recently have been doing quite a bit of reading and research on T5's. What what I can tell for the energy consumed vs. the energey that is put out it seems like a no brainer (I may be wrong). I have seen numerous T5 only tanks...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    Ah where to start! I guess I will start with an equipment list :D Lighting: 3x250 Sunlight Supply Reef Optix DE pendants with icecap ballasts and Phoenix 14k bulbs. 2x95 VHO Super actinic powered by Ice cap 660 vho ballast Filtration: Euro Reef 8-2 and ASM G-3 Flow : 3x Tunze...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    Ok I am thinking about switching over from 260w pc lighting, to 2x250 MH on my 75gal, so I can keep some SPS corals. Some questions that I have are, what is the difference between the HID bulbs compared to HQI? Also I will be making my own canopy and need to know how high off the top the lights...
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