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Old 05-02-2008, 02:56 PM   #11
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Not to mention, HOT5 runs much cooler and uses much less electricity than Metal Halide... and well they are cheaper.

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Old 05-02-2008, 03:02 PM   #12
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Don't listen figiwigi!

Avoid the MTS!!

Resist!

Stay out of the light! Don't go towards the light!
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Old 05-03-2008, 12:06 AM   #13
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If I upgrade I want to have the ability to keep anything I want and not have to worry about lighting again. What needs to happen to accomplish this. That question still has not been answered. Will the T5 lighting accomplish this or is metal halide the only way to go? And how much light do I need to keep anything I want in a 36" 46g tank? My tax rebate check will be arriving really soon!!!
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Old 05-03-2008, 12:08 AM   #14
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LOL what is MTS exactly its not on the abbrevation list? Multiple tank syndrome maybe.
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Old 05-03-2008, 02:21 AM   #15
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I just got an e-mail from Bluezoo Aquatics and they have a 10%off discount I was looking at the lighting and they have an Outer Orbit 2x150w HQI with 2x96w PC for a total of 492 watts. a total of 10.69 wpg for only $432 dollars. Just waiting for the wife's approval hopefully I get it before the sale ends. Blue Zoo Aquatics :: Products Detail
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Definitely doesn't seem like a bad price. I still prefer T5 over metal halide, but that's all up to you. MH for $432 is a great price!

When you get it, remember to read up on light acclimation and stuff like that so you don't cook your corals. And remember to keep an eye on temperature. Just giving you things to do while you are waiting for the lights, lol.

Oh and plus you get the cool shimmer effect with metal halide. Yay.
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Old 05-03-2008, 01:26 PM   #17
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LOL what is MTS exactly its not on the abbrevation list? Multiple tank syndrome maybe.
Yup, Multiple Tank Syndrome. It's a not-so-rare disease that is spread by hanging out on AA too much. lol

You're right, it's not on the acronym list. Someone needs to fix that.
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Is that a 46 bow front? If the tank is under 24" high then I would probably go with a 6-bulb T5 fixture. Longer bulb life, cooler running and less electric while allowing you to keep anything (assuming individual parabolic reflectors). Other may chime in and say that T5's will penetrate even the deeper tanks, but I'm not sure about that.
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looks like my wife won this battle. No go on the light fixture. Instead we ordered a Purebreed Saint Bernard online.. $1000 So that our English Mastiff would have a friend. She wants them to have babies. I am doomed 2 dogs that will be over 150 pounds. The food alone will cost 120 a month not to mention the cost of all the stuff they destroy. That money would have gotten an awesome light fixture. Among other things Maybe I will win the next time. LOL
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Holy cow!! Or is that horse??!! That is a lot of dog in one house! I spend $30 every other month on food for my dog, and I thought that was a lot. Be sure to post pics of the new pup!
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