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Old 09-30-2003, 12:38 AM   #31
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Hi Hara
48" L x20" D 16" W 66g.
If i got 2 MH 175w each placed them 1/4 way in each side pluse 2 40w blue each side will I be ok for HIGH LIGHT coral & CLAMS. instead of VHO 440w ?

Im sort of trying to hold close to budget !!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Old 09-30-2003, 09:53 AM   #32
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I would think you would ok as long as you placed your high light corals up higher in the tank. Clams would do fine as long as they were placed in the direct light.
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Old 09-30-2003, 09:57 PM   #33
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Hi Hara
I hope you don't think of me as a" PEST" but I need this last time to help me make a decision.
You say that with the MH set up I would still have to keep clams at the very top under the light & high light coral at the high point of the reef,
which leads me to believe that this MH set up does not have enough W
to make this a proper HL system at ground levels and does not merit the additional $ I have to SPEND to upgrade from the VHO 440w that I was suppose to get. What is the minimum MH W I would need to give me ground level satisfaction ?
Please give me your expertise advice.
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Old 09-30-2003, 10:06 PM   #34
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at 20" 2 X 250W MH should do fine. What hara was saying about the clams is they would need to be kept directly under the bulb, not off to the side, but could be kept on the sand bed.
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Old 10-01-2003, 09:59 AM   #35
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The reason I said what I said was that you had wanted to use 175 watt. MH bulbs come in many wattages and I feel a 250 watt would be better.
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Old 10-15-2003, 03:02 PM   #36
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I'm using 2x39W T5 lighting (1 actinic blue and 1 white) for my 50 gallon. It's great . The brightness is comparable to a MH.
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Old 10-16-2003, 03:04 PM   #37
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One thing I've noticed is that there are so many different terms that are used when someone is talking about lights and how to "measure" them that people often get confused as to what term or acronym means what and often, incorrectly, associate two terms as meaning the same thing.

I ran across a link originaly posted (that I saw) by Rex Grigg over in the FW Planted forums.

This Page Gives a GREAT complete coverage of lighting, it's terms and what the different measurements mean. And, from my readin, it is relatively unbiased in that it simply describes the terms, the measurements and what they mean. I HIGHLY suggest everyone debating or researching the differences in lighting options read that article.
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