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Old 03-03-2004, 09:08 AM   #11
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IMO, you'd be better off to add another 250 instead of a pair of 150's. A MH bulb will give good coverage for about 2'. The problem you're going to have, as Kevin mentioned, is the depth of the tank. So, it's not so much a matter of coverage is it is penetration. The 250 will penetrate much further than the 150's will. Also, Coral Vue has some nice 20k 250w HQI bulbs. If you'll look at pics of Hara's tank, you'll see what they look like. I think she even posted some before and after pics with them. She also reported very good coral growth with these lights. If you could upgrade to 400w lights, you wouldn't have to worry about the light penetration anymore.

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Old 03-03-2004, 09:25 AM   #12
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yeah ill look to see if my unit can take 400watters.

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Old 04-22-2004, 10:52 AM   #13
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hiya guys,
update for you............

well i went and got two of the stm compact lights from jon forneman second hand, they have the blv 10k de 250 watt bulbs in there. the tank looks so much more brighter now , i am running the two new 250 for 1 hour each day and i will increase this by 30 mins every week, or would 5 mins a day be better?

i also got two tunze 6100 from preds (ollie) , so now i have 2x 6000 and two x 6100 on a multicontroller, they are in a bad place at the moment but i will be moving them around to different places in the future. but the amount of water movement is carzy, on the surface where the 3 tunzes meet the one tunzes flow there is like a small motionless wave on the surface its wierd ???? I have them all on 30% at the mo but will slowly increase this untill i get a level that i like


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