Which VHO T-12s? EDIT.....T-12s not available, now what?!?!
Hey guys, started a thread a week or 2 ago about getting my 175 gallon back on track. Have decided to keep my current lighting setup for now. Have done well with this setup for the past 10 years growing soft corals and some LPS...
So I bought a 100 Gallon Tank to install in my basement wall, and it came with an Older Hamilton Technology Ballast, light, and Case of Bulbs and spot for a Meta Halide (no bulb). So I thought, what the heck, might as well use it while I have it right?
Right now I'm using just the Actinic and...
I have a 49g bow fron with 3 t5 VHO'ed at 90-95 watts depending on bulb health.
20 lbs of crushed agronite
Undergravel filter with 3 plenums
10-15 red/blue hermits with large and small shells
1 oc clown fish
1 yellow tailed hippo tang
HOB filter, marine land 350...
greetings from snowy Connecticut! stuck inside today, was supposed to go pick up some new SPS frags from my LFS, thanks old man winter.
Considering adding a Tridacna Maxima, one of the aquacultured varieties, to my 20g nano, not sure if the lighting is sufficient as I have heard anecdotal tales...
What is the best place to go to see a variety of light fixtures to narrow down the model and brand of my light fixture?
There is no identifing labels. Its a 48" white fixture (nice craftsmanship) that houses 2x175w mougle MH and 2xt12 VHO's. Ballasts are 2 big heavy black boxes with a toggle...
Went to Lowes, Wal-mart, and home depot and no one had any T5 endcaps. I have an Icecap 660 ballast and had been running just two bulbs. So I decided to upgrade and run 4 bulbs. So this is what I did and it worked well. I took the ends of the wires and twisted them carefully onto the ends of the...
as of now, i only have live sand, live rock and about 8 snails and 8 hermit crabs. im planning on having about 4-6 fish, some other cleaners such as shrimps, emerald crabs etc. and a variety of anemones and soft and hard corals. the lights that im running now are standard aquarium lights. one...
I'm looking at 2 different 60" lights Both have 2 175w halides
One with 4 60" T5 HO lamps for a total of 320w flourescents
and high polish reflectors $800-900
The other has 2 140 T12 VHO totalling 280w flourescents
this unit has a bright white reflector and the bulbs are cheaper
this is my tank
55 gallon tank
hang on back sea clone 100 (about to be replaced)
aqueon hang on back with only carbon and cheato with a light over it aka getto hang on back refugium
4x 110 watt vho's soon getting a metal halide retrofit to add with them
2x false percs...
Going through the collected "needed" stuff that I never used....
Megaflow #3 $50
Brand new, but has fixable crack if need be, water doesn't go to the crack's height. Has bioballs, filters etc.
Calcium Reactor $200
I have been doing some thinking lately about the lighting on my tank. it's a 6 bulb vho configuration 3 actinic 3 white but i'm trying to figure out what kind i want to use. Initially i was going to do x2 454 & x1 super actinic for the blue catagory and x3 actinic white for the whites but now...
I have been a member for some time and have sold some other items, over the years if you are seriously interested I can email you some images and I have a paypal account as well. If you do not pick up , shipping can be arrainged.
2-Hamilton Tech 5500k Metal...
Could I run a x6 48" bulb configuration with 2 ice cap 430 ballast running 3 bulbs each? I was told that it is not good to run 3 bulbs on a ballast that it was better to run 2 or 4 but the ballast itself says that it can run up to 12 feet of total bulb?
Lights are the item that along with a protein skimmer we are generally told not to skimp on. For most of us it is one of the bigger ticket items we have for our tanks.
How do We measure light? Watts, Lux, PAR, Kelvin
What makes one light fixture better than another?
WHat are everyone's...