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Old 10-12-2004, 10:27 PM   #1
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Light strip question...

OK, so I have a gift card for Petsmart worth $110.00, and I was wondering if you guys think this light strip would be a good buy:

http://www.bigalsonline.com/catalog/...d1=1843;pcid2=

Petsmart sells these light strips for $109.00. I know Big Als has it for way cheaper, but if I got it from Petsmart, it would be pretty much free (I'd just have to pay tax).

So my question is, would this be a good light strip for growing corals? I don't want to grow coral immediately, but some day I probably will. I figured I could mount this inside my canopy along with a couple cooling fans.

This light strip takes T-8, T-10 and T-12 bulbs. Would two 110W VHO bulbs be enough to grow corals?
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Old 10-12-2004, 10:33 PM   #2
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This looks like a NO strip to me. You need special ballasts to do VHO.
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Old 10-13-2004, 12:02 AM   #3
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Oh, would that not be enough for corals?
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Old 10-13-2004, 11:15 AM   #4
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no. You will want something more powerful, more awsome, more expensive:

http://www.hellolights.com/484xcoluaqde.html

I am getting the 24 inch model for my tank. its sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet. 8)
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Old 10-14-2004, 10:52 PM   #5
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An excellent choice Rocket. I love my 36 incher. I'm still upset about not winning your Clownfish naming contest though.
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