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Old 12-31-2008, 06:33 PM   #11
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does the brand matte?

if the lighting is used is it still a good deal?
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Used does not mean bad. The brand does have something to do with how long it will last though. A good MH fixture is going to cost some bucks. Depending on what brand it is and whether or not it has actinics as well will also have an effect on price. Since this is a dual 150 I'm pretty sure they are double ended bulbs which means they have to be shielded so make sure they have the glass covers before you buy it. I would suggest replacing the bulbs regardless of what he tells you. New bulbs make a big difference as over time they will shift in spectrum which can lead to algae outbreaks.
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Old 12-31-2008, 06:41 PM   #13
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Used does not mean bad. The brand does have something to do with how long it will last though. A good MH fixture is going to cost some bucks. Depending on what brand it is and whether or not it has actinics as well will also have an effect on price. Since this is a dual 150 I'm pretty sure they are double ended bulbs which means they have to be shielded so make sure they have the glass covers before you buy it. I would suggest replacing the bulbs regardless of what he tells you. New bulbs make a big difference as over time they will shift in spectrum which can lead to algae outbreaks.
the bulbs are covered with glass
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the bulbs are covered with glass
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I may have missed something......How much wattage do you have on your tank now?
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I may have missed something......How much wattage do you have on your tank now?

150 for each bulb 2 bulbs wich means 300 metal halide for 60g tank is it a good deal?
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150 for each bulb 2 bulbs wich means 300 metal halide for 60g tank is it a good deal?
Yea that's great, but what I want to know is what you have on the tank "Now".
IE what's the lighting that you have now on your tank.......
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write know i have live rock and three fish and a shrimp.

my lighting is some cheap kink of lighting.
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does anyone else have an opinion?
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I have a coralife hood system( same wattage as urs) on a 90gal and it has been working fine i think you should do it but deffenetly get new lights
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write know i have live rock and three fish and a shrimp.

my lighting is some cheap kink of lighting.
Those lights that you want to buy is a great option. Look at it this way, whatever the age of the MH bulbs they have got to be better then what you have now. And whenever you want to replace the bulbs would be okay.
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