ok so we had a bit of a problem tonight. We have a 150 gallon reef tank with fish, coral, and clams. We made our hood about 5 months ago and haven't had a problem with it. It was so hard to put together and took a lot of time and energy. Tonight, our hood caught on fire, and we lost about half of it. The fish and corals are fine since we caught it on time, but we want to look into getting a ready made hood of metal halide lights. This is what I was looking at on marinedepot.com:
High quality canopy with glossy black exteror and electro-white high reflective corrosionproof finish for interior of canopy
T-1 super quiet ball bearing cooling fan
stabilized absorbing lens
Optional 2nd fan for extra heat displacement. Very useful for reef systems!!!
Very versatile. You can upgrade your order to higher wattage and kelvin MH
bulbs. You have the option to chose between: STD (standard output flourescent bulbs), VHO
(very output flourescent bulbs), or PC
11 1/2" wide and 6 1/4" high. All lamps are included.
Remote ventilated, enclosed ballast with 10' power cord
Independent on/off controls for Metal Halide and fluorescent lights
Amp quick-disconnect plugs to ease connection and disconnection between fixture and ballast
These are custom-built lighting systems. Please allow a lead time of 3-5 business days for assembly.
It is 5 feet and has 3 metal halide bulbs. Is this good for the fish, corals, and clams? will they thrive with this lighting? do you know what the light looks like in the tank? any info would be extremely helpful!