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Old 01-09-2013, 04:19 AM   #11
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MHs are fine. They grow everything, but the only issue is heat. If suspended high enough & having fans would solve that problem, but they aren't cheap. LEDs are cheaper, last longer, and produce little heat. That's why I suggested it. I use a T5 HO fixture which do the job. And no problem, love to help.
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MHs are fine. They grow everything, but the only issue is heat. If suspended high enough & having fans would solve that problem, but they aren't cheap. LEDs are cheaper, last longer, and produce little heat. That's why I suggested it. I use a T5 HO fixture which do the job. And no problem, love to help.
Im a firm believer that if you can deal with the heat of metal halide then get metal halide. Every tank that i have run metal halide on thrives. I ran my current 29g reef on halide for over a year before i switched to leds. Only reason i switched was because of the heat. In most circumstances its not too much of a problem keeping the tank cool. What made me switch was the room temp in the bedroom the tank is in. It would get seriously hot in that bedroom just from a 150w halide.
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Old 01-09-2013, 04:14 PM   #13
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I'm leaning more towards the LEDs! Do you think the acan lighting 300 series would be good for sps I saw it last night but fell asleep when I was looking at it haha so I didn't get to see very much if it. They are cheaper than the other acan fixtures though.
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I don't know. Have info about the model you want? Like how many watt LEDs they are, the PAR, etc. They're more expensive then some ones that will grow SPS.
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I don't think that one will grow Sps so I'm still looking.
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Old 01-10-2013, 01:50 AM   #16
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If I get the taotronics led should I get the 120watt or the 212watt?
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Old 01-11-2013, 12:22 AM   #17
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I think this is the fixture I'm going to get. AquaticLife 6 Lamp T5 HO & LED Light Fixture - 36 in. Also will there be a cycle at all when I add the new water to the take since over half of it will be new?
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Good fixture. The water won't help w/ the cycle, but the old filter media, sand, and rocks will. You'll probably have a mini cycle.
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Will it be safe to put my livestock in or should I read climate them?
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Reacclimate them I meant.
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