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Old 11-07-2004, 02:57 AM   #1
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3' 50 gallon tank, looking for a cheap MH system

How are the following lighting systems?

I would love to hang this fixture using only 1 wire, keeps it very simple, and easiler to manage.
http://www.hellolights.com/17penfix.html

But then again, this system isn't all that large, roughly a foot long.
http://www.hellolights.com/ocli25hqiame.html

Tank specs below.


Corals include:

4 different Polyp colonies
3 different Mushroom colonies
1 Tongue Coral
1 Open Brain which is starting to die a bit =(
1 Pulsing Xenia
1 Star Polpy
1 Leather
1 Lobo....something or another
1 Long Tenticle Plate Coral which already died =(


Looking to spend no more than 300 shipped with 10k bulbs, watts can be 150, 175 or 250.
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50 Gallon Acrylic Tank (36x15x20)
85lbs Fiji Live Rock
Barebottom
(4) Maxi-Jet 900 (230gph) *Awaiting 2 MJ1200s*

Lighting

(1) 250W 10,000K Aqualine Aquamedic HQI Hanging Pendant
(5) LED Moonlights

Live Stock

(2) Pink Skunk Clownfishes
Goldstripped Maroon Clownfish
Yellow Eye Kole Tang
Fuzzy Dwarf Lionfish
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Old 11-07-2004, 08:48 AM   #2
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The cheapest way to do it would be to make it yourself, or have someone else to make it for you. Buy a bulb, ballast, pendent or reflector, Or just buy one of those DIY kits. I have an electrician across the street, but if you can find a good electrician he/she might be able to do it for cheap. I think you could probably do the whole job for about 100$.
remember slowly acclimate your tank to the new lighting. You don't want an algae outbreak.
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