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Old 10-26-2005, 03:33 PM   #11
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forget calculations
i just went and bought a neptune aquacontroller JR with temp and ph probe. also came with 8 programmable outlets. set the temp and plug your heater (set the heater for about 82) and let the controller turn the heater on or off when needed. no calculations, just a lot of money though but you get so much more options though, wave making, on off timers, etc...
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Old 10-26-2005, 07:53 PM   #12
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Hamilton makes a 6000k 175w bulb, just wanted to throw that out there. I would still go with 10k but that is personal preferance.
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I have 4 200w heaters in my sump that have never come on. Definetly get the temp swing down to a minimum before adding livestock. My tank now drops to 77.4 at night and maxes at 78.5 during "lights on". Summer averaged one degree warmer.
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I have 4 200w heaters in my sump that have never come on. Definetly get the temp swing down to a minimum before adding livestock. My tank now drops to 77.4 at night and maxes at 78.5 during "lights on". Summer averaged one degree warmer.
I might be wrong but Im not so sure 800 total watts of heaters would do much for your system.. ROFL

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Hamilton makes a 6000k 175w bulb, just wanted to throw that out there. I would still go with 10k but that is personal preferance.
thanks for the info. Hoops.. :P I dont think I would try anything under 6500K since I have the option to go a little higher.. the 10K sounds cool.. I probibly dont need any more light then 2 175's and could just go with 14K's and leave the suplemental light out.. Im still debating.. thanks.. :P
btw. one of my MH ballasts came in the mail today its a magnetic and man was that thing bigger then I was expecting..

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Its not like having to big of a heater is going to be a bad thing. For my 75 gal tank I have two 200W heaters.
Agreed, not a bad phlosopy to have.. always better then not having enough.. your running VHO on the 75 though.. probibly less heat.. but I doubt your heaters are running alot anyway.. Thanks again.. :P
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