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Old 03-03-2011, 06:00 PM   #1
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Metal halides on a Fluval Edge

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still waiting on my big tank so decided to do a mini project with a fluval edge.

currently lit by 2 small LED bars and waiting for the brighter ones to come in the mail

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I'm so excited I'm not the only oneeee. Can I have some details on your lighting? I've *almost* given up on my Edge, because I really don't wanna drop $330+ on the nanocustoms fixture.
I'm so excited now. What are your general plans?
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Old 03-03-2011, 06:21 PM   #3
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im gonna put a 10 watt coralife 50/50 CFL bulb and hope it all works out.

im probably not gonna do corals. probably gonna add one black clown
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how often do you change your water?
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Old 03-04-2011, 12:14 AM   #5
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how about using a single par 38 lamp over it? marine lighting companies sell them for about 100 dollars with a couple blue lamps in them but maybe you can buy the 5000k ones from home depot and use some blue strip light s as a supplement?
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i cant find any LED lights that are decently priced.

i dont wanna invest a lot of money in this tank when i have a 180 gallon to build.

im just gonna keep it simple for this one
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Mine's not really anything yet. It was going to be freshwater, I changed my mind. But I didn't want to have the hassle of moving it in 3 months, so it's just sitting there, with freshwater in it. So no water changes yet. Sorry I can't help there.
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Amazon.com: LED PAR38 Dimmable 100-120W Replacement Bulb. Extreme Brightness Color: White: Home Improvement

http://www.ecoxotic.com/products/mod...ed-lights.html
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evil over on nanocustoms has a decently priced 12k and 20k one, not dimmable i dont think though.

but hiding one of those in the stock hood would be difficult, if thats what he's going for
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lol a 100 bucks for a bulb?

this tank cost me a total of 20 dollars... including the tank itself.

its just a decorative piece for my room. i really dont think im gonna spend 100+ dollars for a bulb.
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