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  1. TCMAS
    I see the IceCap 430 is rated up to 330 watts and the 660 up to 440 watts of VHO, so if I run 2 6' vho tubes that are totalling 320 watts I would be fine and dandy to run a 430 correct? If I never decided to run anything more then those two 6' tubes a 430 would be fine for my application? The...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    When I bought my 125 it was used freshwater but I got alot of used equipment with it because a lady was getting rid of everything. Right now I am off to hawaii for 2 weeks! But when I get back I have to finish my plumbing and then start my tank while I purchase my lights. I know nothing about...
  3. TCMAS
    I am going to order 2 new bulbs soon. Where is the best place to find 175w bulbs? I currently use 10k bulbs, but is there anyting benificial to other ratings? What brands are best to look for and what to stay away from. Thanks. -Skip
  4. Classified Archives
    Hamilton Technology 6 foot metal halide + VHO system: 3 x 175W 6.5K Daylight bulbs – VERY LOW hours, just replaced them. 3 x 165W 6.5K VHO tubes, 70” – 2 VERY LOW hours, 1 spare, still in packing. Magnetic ballast. Price new ~ $965 (that’s with the 6.5K upgrade) -...
  5. Classified Archives
    Hamilton Technology 6 foot metal halide + VHO system: 3 x 175W 6.5K Daylight bulbs – VERY LOW hours, just replaced them. 3 x 165W 6.5K VHO tubes, 70” – 2 VERY LOW hours, 1 spare, still in packing. Magnetic ballast. Price new ~ $965 (that’s with the 6.5K upgrade) -...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    Hello, I've got a 29g tank that I set up about a month ago. My live rock is cured and ready to go in the tank, and I need to replace the NO light that is currently on the tank. I'm only planning on keeping some softies, a few snails and crabs, and 2 or 3 fish, nothing that needs really...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    Do different ballasts produce more light? as in if I have say 4 vho bulbs will they produce the same amount of light and intensity if I use a pfo, hamilton, icecap or any other type of ballast? any ballast in particular that are subpar or of much better quality? thanks all
  8. PNSMAS archives (hidden)
    We are headed into a new year, and we have a chance to look forward, and backwards at the same time. We are growing very rapidly, and are moving swiftly out of the bounds of a casual club. To contain our growing mumbership base, a few changes appear to be on the horizon. First and foremost...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    I just up graded from a 55g non RR with 440w of VHO to a 90g RR which is much deeper do you think by adding 2 more 110w VHO tubes i will have enough light to keep most softies. (bringing me to a totall of 660w) thanks, Barry
  10. PNSMAS archives (hidden)
    Anyone Good with wood that is free sometime this week to help me with building a canopy... The stand was easy but the hood is a real PITA... I made one attempt and failed and wasted some wood... Guess it will be firewood now.. :( Anyways I can probably get a 12pk or something and hook...
  11. TCMAS
    Newbie here. Question I have is I am starting up a 44 gallon corner pentagon tank. It is currently in the cycling process right now. The question I have is this. The tank came with a cover with one flour. light and a spot for another both 18 inch's long. I am planning on doing a complete...
  12. TCMAS
    I have the go ahead for a bigger tank. Initially I was going to do a 6 foot, 150 or 180, but have decided due to space that a 120 is the way to go. I know plannig is the "fun" part, but after all of the wasted money/ upgrades that the 46 has see in it's short life I would like to save a few...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    I started my tank 2 weeks ago with 20lbs of LR, skimmer, and a canister filter. It is a 30G cube oceanic. I plan on giving it about a month longer to level out nice. I eventually plan to keep soft corals, maybe some hard. I would like to know what kind of light would be best. I have looked...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    Hi everyone, i was wondering for a tank that is 20" tall with a canopy that is 10" tall. What is a good wattage for MH? Does the "21 inch tall or lower tanks require 175 watts..." apply here? Or does the 10" canopy throw this off the equation? Tank dimensions are: 92 inches long, 18 inches wide...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    what balst shoudl i get, im looking for somethign not to expensive good warranty and not to much engery consumption i was thinking: icecapp 660 or these on hellolights.com http://www.hellolights.com/22elarovhoba.html
  16. General Reef Discussion
    Ok, I have everything down to the wire all except for Lighting. Here is my tank specs: 92 inches long, 18" wide, 20" tall. ( 150 gallons) Since my tank is shallow, I heard that I dont need Metal Halide. I want to have nice corals, invertebrates. My tank with have Live rocks, invertebrates...
  17. DIY Forum
    Hey all!!! I am working on a new canopy for my 135 gallon reef "wannabe" tank. The footprint is 72" long and 18" back-to-front. I have ordered and installed 2 spider reflectors (16" L X 13" W X 3" H) to mount 250 W metal halides. I also want to add 2 or 3 70" VHOs in the hood for actinic...
  18. Atlanta Reef Club
    I had the plan all laid out. The sandy area with lots of light and nothing around to bother it, but the little devil went and attached itself to the backside of the biggest rock. I turned the rock around and caught it when it went to move again. This time I gave it a snug spot between two rocks...
  19. Vho

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    I just got my new lighting setup for my 90gallon tank and i ordered the 48" super actinic blue VHO tubes. I didn't have my hood yet, and now that i do, i see they will not fit, this sucks! If anyone is interested in purchasing or trading for them i am taking offers, i have no use for them:mad...
  20. General Reef Discussion
    Anyone remember around a year ago Jimbo suggested a lighting project using large ballasts to overdrive my NO lighting? Well, i had all the stuff to do it but no time untill yesterday.... So thats what we did for the day, we took apart the old tank light fixture, cleaned it up, replaced the...
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