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Old 11-22-2004, 12:55 AM   #1
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How far do you have your Mh above the water?

I have a 75 gallon with two 250 watt 10k bulbs and two 55 watt pc actinics 03. I really want more actinics lighting any sugestions? My Mh are mounted one foot above water is that to High ? Lighting is in a canopy.

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Old 11-22-2004, 02:17 PM   #2
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8-12" is fine. To me 10" is perfect but 12" would be the max i would go.
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Old 11-25-2004, 12:47 PM   #3
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for the actinics... you could fit 2X96 watt actinics (36 inches long), you current actinics are about 24'' long. You could also look into T5's supplementation..
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Try a 250 14 or 20K
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Any one have suggestions on the 2- 96 watters. A link would help please .

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Old 11-25-2004, 06:22 PM   #6
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You would need to change the ballast and possibley the end caps as well. You should check the sponsor forum, there should be several that offer DIY lighting parts and most offer AA.com members discounts.

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Are these vho pc?

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Old 11-28-2004, 01:52 PM   #8
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Are these vho pc?
Are which?

If you mean the T5's, they are a fluorescent bulb. They would also require different ballasts and endcaps.

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