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Old 10-12-2005, 02:34 AM   #11
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This site seems to have good prices on lighting as well. http://www.webaquatics.com/?src=over...OVMTC=advanced
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Old 10-12-2005, 07:09 PM   #12
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Read below what I have in my signature. I have corals and I couldn't be happier...No excessive heat or high light bills. No noise, either.
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well, i decided to follow lando's example and take the MH plunge... eventually i may be ready for sps and i wouldnt want to have to upgrade then!

lando- did you get the free bulbs with the light? they said they would send 2 20,000k HQI's and 2 96w PC actinics with mine- i'm thinking this is going to be on the blue side of things. suggestions? pictures?
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On the blue side of things? Is that good or bad? I'm leaning towards that plunge myself but was told they are out of stock until Oct 20th. That's the cheapest I've seen MH available by a mile, and I'm not sure if that's a good thing or something to be nervous about.
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well im thinking astheticly (sp?) it might look a little strange... i dont know about the coral's reaction, that is the spectrum that they utilize.

i think its so cheap because 1) its a warehouse direct site and 2) its not a real common name, like coralife- when you buy something like that your paying a lot for the name too. its like a generic prescription lol
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actually, on doing more research, it seems that if you order the lights with the 150W HQI they come with a 175w ballast, which overdrives the lights somehow and decreases their lifespan (im not sure how this works). and i cant find any 175w HQI bulbs. suggestions?
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There are no 175 watt HQI bulbs that I can find.. the ballasts are made and about $70 each (average).
seems like thats a mogul base bulb ballast.. were did you get the information on the ballast that comes with the fixture? Is is probe or pulse start?
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Old 10-15-2005, 12:04 AM   #18
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lando- did you get the free bulbs with the light? they said they would send 2 20,000k HQI's and 2 96w PC actinics with mine- i'm thinking this is going to be on the blue side of things. suggestions? pictures?
Over all, I am very happy with the light fixture. For the price it is a very good light. I to was worried that it be too blue. At first , it was a bit more blue then I was used to but I have gotten used to it. Sorry, with a new baby, I have not had time to get any pics of the tank. I will get some soon. Here is the bottom line...the Coralife 4x65watt CF fixture will enable you to keep a very wide variety of corals and some anemones. If you have asperations of SPS corals and high-light anemones go for the MH right off the bat.
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Lando, New guy here,,,, HI

I have a very new tank, 3 months old. 35 gal. the lighting is lousy, I am having a problem with some black hairlike algae. A friend recommended upping the lighting. he suggested getting something in the 90w range. As for now I have 2 chromis and 2 spotted cardinals. For this tank i dont really have too big of plans, it is my starter tank. Later on when I get better at it I plan to move on to bigger better. This tank might end up with some annems, but thats about it. I like the "blue" look I see in some tanks, but I am not sure if I need all of that.

It sounds like all I really need is one of those CF setups. but I dont know if a 4x65 will be too much...

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