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Old 08-01-2008, 01:39 PM   #1
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what do you think of this fixture?

I've decided to upgrade the lighting on my newest tank (currently has compact lighting). I finally decided to go with a frag tank and a clam tank. Do you think this light fixture would do the trick? The tank is deep - almost 24"

Reef Aquarium Metal Halide Lighting: Coralife Aqualight Advanced HQI Metal Halide Fixture

Certainly can't beat the price.
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I dont know why not. You are right about the price.
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Old 08-01-2008, 05:11 PM   #3
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I've got the longer version on my 125. I wish I had gone with the 250w instead of the 150w MH. But, my clam (crocea) is on the sand and is still growing.
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It is a good price but what about Actinic lighting that fixture is MH only
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Old 08-01-2008, 11:53 PM   #5
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It is a good price but what about Actinic lighting that fixture is MH only
dunno-that's kinda why I was hoping to pick the brains of the experts around here
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Old 08-02-2008, 10:30 AM   #6
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I don't know that actininc lighting is totally necessary if its just a frag tank than it probably wouldn't matter. I just think it looks cool. Plus having independant timers is nice so you can start with half light and then an hour or so later go full intensity so its not such a blast of light for the corals. Does that fixture have a power cord for each bulb??
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Those 20k bulbs are pretty blue. I dont know if you would even need the actinic.
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Yeah 20k is pretty blue. I think actinics are just for looks though. How many watts are the bulbs for that fixture?
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yeah 20k is pretty blue. I think actinics are just for looks though. How many watts are the bulbs for that fixture?
2 - 150w
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Just ordered the fixture! Can't wait to get my hands on it. Thanks folks for all of the input!
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