Originally Posted by Mitchell0605
Hey Ryshark did you ever get the third MH
you were talking about? I just reread the thread and realised you never mentioned it again after the initial thought.
Good question. I did not get it because I spoke with the manufacture of my acrylic tank and they said do not put a halide above the center brace even if it is only 150watt and even if it is high up. I do need another light source though because 2-halides over a 6-foot tank is creating shaded areas and I am starting to see the effects of that as my coral grows.
Now I have a new plan which is to put LEDs in the center. As of right now it looks like it will have to be a DIY type project because I don't see many pre-assembled LED
retrofit kits out there with 60* optical lenses. I will probably get to this project sometime later this year.
Before spending the money on the LEDs I want to buy some battery backups for my Vortechs. I am going out of town in August, and I will feel better with those on my tank while I am away. I think with a power outage or a GFCI trip, Achilles would theoretically be the first to go. I plan on hiring somebody to check out the tank every-other day.