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Old 07-31-2004, 11:48 PM   #11
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I like option 1.

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Im telling ya Dont worry about the Wattage or WPG.. They dont really mean anything.. YOur dealing with mh lights.. I would go no Less than 3x250w on a tank that size... If you want to compare watts.. I have 720w of light on my 55g tank.. Reefrunner has a single 250w mh light on his 20g The 175w bulbs are just wayyy too little for a tank that size... I would personally do the 2x400w on the outside and a single 250w in the middle and use the PCs for actinic supplement... You can never really have too much lighting...

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Old 08-01-2004, 12:38 AM   #13
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Sparky has a real good deal.

Hmm...how about a 250w on each side, two 175w MH in the middle (since they're sharing the same one foot of space), and use my PCs for actinics (since I already have them, otherwise I'd go with VHOs)?

If I used 400w my wife would kill me.
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Old 08-01-2004, 01:27 AM   #14
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That would work as well... I would just stay with atleast 250w.. You have room to upgrade in the future... Why buy a 175w ballast when its not really good for anything if you upgrade tanks...

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