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Old 11-17-2004, 10:30 AM   #11
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On my 90G, I have a 250w MH with a 14K that sits about 12 inches above the water. I built a taller canopy so I could add MH without affecting the temperature too much. My temperature only fluctuates about 2 degrees. I also have the Coralife 4x65w running at the same time. I don't have any glass enclosures over the tank, so the only problem I have is about 2 gallons a day evap. Other than that, it seems to work pretty well. I am considering throwing another 250w on the other side so the light will be balanced. Good luck to you!


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Old 11-17-2004, 10:36 AM   #12
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Simple answer on the chiller, eBay. Like I said, it is a Via Aqua 1/4 HP chiller. It will work fine on that size tank, but it needs the right sized pump (200-400 gallons per hour) and some clearance around it to work right.

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So it sounds like I'm either going to have to ghetto rig my hood to be farther from the water, or just get rid of it and build a hanging unit. The third option would be to get a chiller. I guess I'll just have to see what I can do. Thanks.
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Old 11-17-2004, 07:14 PM   #14
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I'd get the Chiller. Worth every penny IMO
It's nice to not worry about the Temp.
It's always nice and steady.

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