Originally Posted by paul87
Yep. I remember back in the day when I lived in the country we had some killer grow bulbs. I remember having 1000-2000watt metal hylides with a ballast that must of weighed 30 lbs! LOL It would literally blind you. We had another kind of light too that was ridiculously bright too forget the type tho. It would flash every color under the sun before it kicked on all the way. It took like 30 mind to fully come on. They were for growing crop but imagine what it would do to a reef!?
Haha... Yeah, they are the same thing, would def do a big, deep reef some justice!
The good old days...I had a 400 MH
, with a big giant white ballast box too, thing hummed like no tomorrow, could barely sleep at night!! Did the trick though...young and stupid at the time, in an apartment complex..Duh...
I think the other light you are describing is a high-pressure Sodium, more in the red band of the wavelength, better for the second part of the cycle..nowhatimean...
Good luck with your tank man, it's def a safer hobby!! Still addicted to it, after 8 years.