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Old 05-25-2013, 10:41 PM   #21
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Ok never mind I already read it and its what I thought I just wanted to make sure. Metal halide is what ill be using then so that should be plenty of light I would say but let me know if I'm wrong. I have a 600 watt too so I could use that but I'd rather not bc my 400 is self ballasted and I don't feel like trying to hook up my other ballast somewhere high up in my new place.
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Old 05-26-2013, 09:01 AM   #22
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Metal halide is the right choice (vs HPS), but you are going to want to change out the lamp for something with a higher kelvin. Probably something in the 14k-20k range. Also, a 400 watter is way more than you need, and you are going to have trouble bleaching out/killing corals, and heating up your water. I would look to a T5 unit or LEDs.
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Old 05-26-2013, 09:36 AM   #23
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Metal halide is the right choice (vs HPS), but you are going to want to change out the lamp for something with a higher kelvin. Probably something in the 14k-20k range. Also, a 400 watter is way more than you need, and you are going to have trouble bleaching out/killing corals, and heating up your water. I would look to a T5 unit or LEDs.
So I shouldn't use the hid. But I have a 250 too so I guess I could use that.
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Even so, it's a bit much for a 20 long, and then there's the length of the tank to think about. Your tank is 30" if I'm not mistaken. A typical metal halide pendant is good for about a 2 x 2 area. It's not going to be evenly lit unless you raise it way up and then you are going to be blinded while you view your tank.
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Even so, it's a bit much for a 20 long, and then there's the length of the tank to think about. Your tank is 30" if I'm not mistaken. A typical metal halide pendant is good for about a 2 x 2 area. It's not going to be evenly lit unless you raise it way up and then you are going to be blinded while you view your tank.
Ok well then I guess I won't go with the hid light. Will the marine land reef capable light system work well or no? I've looking at some lights and I know I won't actually need then for about two months so ill prolly spend like 175
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Old 05-26-2013, 11:17 AM   #26
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Look into these Optical Lens Knob Dimmer 165W LED Aquarium Light Coral Reef Tank Lighting Marine | eBay great lights for the money
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I did see those ones. But I was looking at a couple different ones. Those come from over seas and I don't wanna order that exact one. I'd like to order those kind of led panels though
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I did see those ones. But I was looking at a couple different ones. Those come from over seas and I don't wanna order that exact one. I'd like to order those kind of led panels though. What you would recommend for wattage?
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Ok so I have found the light I will be purchasing for my tank.( hopefully) my only questions are... Is it a good enough light? And it's only 15.7 inches long and my tank is 30 inches so if I raise it up alittle over the tank will the corals and fish have sufficient lighting?
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Old 05-26-2013, 05:37 PM   #30
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Just ordered my other power head. I decided to go with two just seemed like the best thing to do. I got the same one I already have the maxi 400 110gph. I hope two of those is good enough plus the blower head off the cannister.
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