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Old 05-15-2008, 12:10 PM   #61
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I can't tell you for sure that it will or will not work. I would be worried about a clam on the sand. Put it in the rock, higher up in the tank and I think it would be fine. My clam is on the sand, 21" below a 150w MH and it is happy as a clam (growing), I really do wish that I had gone for the 250w fixture though. This is my 3rd fixture! Next time I upgrade it will be to 400w.

My coraline did bleach but then came back. It still grows on everything, though coraline is a low light algae.

I'm thinking of turning my 30 gal QT into a frag tank and I wll probably go with a T5 fixture over that instead of a single 150w MH.
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Ok so lets say the metal halide fixture does not cause a heat problem. will this fixture allow me to keep whatever I want even a clam on the sand. https://www82.safesecureweb.com/weba...egory_Code=COO 150W HQI 2x96W PC in a 46g 17" deep tank. 21" from the fixture. I think if this will give me more freedom than the 6bulb T5 for 299.99 than I can deal with the heat issue by keeping my house at a constant 75degrees with the central air.
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Old 05-16-2008, 01:45 PM   #63
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That's a nice unit and I would say in your tank you should be able to keep anything. The HQI has about a 2' x 2' light footprint so lower light corals can go on the sides with the clam in the middle directly under the light.
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Go for it! I've heard mostly good stuff from current's fixtures. Can't you find a refurbished one from tri-city tropical?
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Old 05-16-2008, 02:33 PM   #65
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Ooooo!! Great fixture AND extremecorals.com is running a special on clams too. Is that handy or not.
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