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  1. General Reef Discussion
    Can a brain coral survive on VHO lighting? Do they need to be on the bottom, in the sand? My tank is a standard 125 gal, so it is about 20+ inches deep.
  2. Northeast Florida Marine Aquarium Society
    I've got a 46'g bowfront tank that I'm thinking about turning into a sps tank. Question, do you think 4-36 vho tubes will support sps corals? Tank is only 20 inch deep and would love not to have to do m/h's.:idea:
  3. Clams
    wanted to know what you think of keeping a clam in a 64WAtt 24 gal aqua pod? if i keep the clam at the top of the rock which would be about 4" from the top of tank . are there any species that can thrive in that light ?
  4. General Reef Discussion
    I am in the research mode of my build.. I have the tank, stand/canopy, URI VHO tubes and a MH 175 watt ballast. I am trying to put together a list of things I need.. and the best prices on each item.. also would like input on whether the equipment I have in mind is going to work for my setup...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    I have a 180 tank 72"x24"x24" and I need lighting.. I like all different types of corals sps and otherwise, and I plan to have to have a full reef tank etc. clams, etc..... I need to buy lighting and would not like to pay extra if I don't have to. I basically have gathered that there are about...
  6. Substrate Free Tank Husbandry (Bare bottomed)
    Ok so i have a 120g BB tank being lit by 2 400w 14k coralvue bulbs for 5 hrs +220w vho atinnic for 12 hrs.also running a beckett skimmer wet just switched to a PM bullet 3 from a mrc mr1 with sump bag on the out put to catch anything the skimmer misses,really nothing settles in this tank it...
  7. Substrate Free Tank Husbandry (Bare bottomed)
    There are a number of reasons why, but the big 3 are less heat, less power, and the fact that my 50G doesn't need 500W of light. Right now with the MH I am forced to Evap 7 gallons per day to keep the temp down, this is done by a Ranco temp controller running fans, it is set at 80deg. After...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    So... I took a shower to wash off the gunpowder residue... am I safe to go dipping into my tank? I really need to get a small cleaning done today but I don't want to poison my inhabitants! Kind of a weird question as far as reefkeeping questions go but anyone know?
  9. General Reef Discussion
    I am looking at all of the different MH fixtures out there and I have a question. I have seen the long one that would span the whole tank and then there are the pendants that are much smaller. Is it important for the fixture to span the length of the tank or does the light fill the tank even if...
  10. Classified Archives
    Hello: I am needing a ballast and endcaps for my halide hood. Need to run 2 46.5 110 watt vho tubes. In Vancouver/Portland Thanks Jay
  11. TCMAS
    Well, after close to a year of waiting I can finally say that I am once again wet! Here are the specs: Tank - 48*18*16 made by Reef Mania Sump - 24*16*16 made by Reef Mania. Return via a Pan World 100PX and a 3/4" Sea Swirl Skimmer - 8*16 reaction chamber. 26" overall height made by Reef...
  12. Atlanta Reef Club
    Items for sale OBO 75/90/110 Stand and Canopy $150 Solid Oak with panel doors (no particle board) Inside of canopy is covered in polished aluminum Canopy wired for 6 110W VHO Tubes (No Ballast Included) Canopy has 1 fan installed in the rear Oak trim covers tank trim for custom look Made to fit...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    Could someone explain what it is? :read: Thanx
  14. DIY Forum
    i will be starting up the mock up for my new light pendant. it will consist of two 250w MH and two 160w actinics. it will be made out of a 12" diameter cement form tube and some 4" diameter PVC pipe. i am not one to think along normal lines. ;) i hope to veneer it with some nice knotty pine...
  15. Atlanta Reef Club
    Items for sale OBO 75/90/110 Stand and Canopy $200 Solid Oak with panel doors (no particle board) Inside of canopy is covered in polished aluminum Canopy wired for 6 110W VHO Tubes (No Ballast Included) Canopy has 1 fan installed in the rear Oak trim covers tank...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    I'm sure there has been some discusion on this but, I'm gonna bring it up any how. I started a thread in DIY and about making a new tank and restarted it again in general but got no replies... well a couple. So, now it has turned, not into help with plumbing or skimmers or lights, but on DSB or...
  17. TCMAS
    My lighting is not working today. I have 4 VHO tubes on an ARO ballast. They are all 4 wired to come on and off at the same time. So, can I assume that one of the bulbs is burned out and that's why it is not on? The bulbs are less than a year, so they should not have burned out. But they...
  18. General Reef Discussion
    Well guess its time to start this thread, I will be putting the tank and stand on layaway today. This is a huge undertaking, I have been with this 29G for almost two years now and definitely ready not to make the mistakes I made with the 29G.. Like using treated tap water :o So I have gotten...
  19. General Reef Discussion
    I found out a little piece of information recently.. and I keep on thinking about it more and more so I figured I'd share with you all. Did you know that you can opperate different lenght VHO bulbs without changing ballasts? For example: you can buy an Ice Cap 660 ballast and power (4) 75w 24"...
  20. General Reef Discussion
    Hey all, I am starting a 180 gallon predator, lower light requirement tank, and I am going with 4x55w pc. I also want to keep my cost down, and I was looking into ahsupply.com kits. the only problem is there is a ballast for every 2 lights. that means i would have 6 ballasts to make space...
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