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Old 10-07-2003, 03:33 AM   #1
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Mh question

DO the mh lights made for aquariums have a special bulb in them? I've been looking around for mh lighting and they want thick cash for these lights. Then i found that Home depot has a 400w mh floodlight for about $200.00 will these work or do i have to get aquarium specific mh lighting?

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Old 10-07-2003, 09:18 AM   #2
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The home depot MH bulbs will have a very low Kelvin temp, for a reef you want a higher K temp, 6500K and up. The home depot bulbs are probably somewhere around 4000K-5500K. You can always get the fixtures from Homedepot and the bulbs from an aquarium lighting supply.
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cool may try that
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Did you find these in the electrical department? What wattage of MH bulb do they support?
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I was on their web site www.homedepot.com and just searched metal halide in their search engine and voila they have a few ranging from 175 watts to 400 watts

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this is the link sorry its so long but not really my fault(i guess)
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