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Old 04-23-2011, 09:53 AM   #41
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how about these.....
Current USA`s Hanging Arm System for Outer Orbit, SunDial HQI, Nova Extreme Pro & SunPod Fixtures.
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Old 04-23-2011, 10:00 AM   #42
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wow, thanks, you always have the best links. lol

That would give me some flexibility if the fixture i end up with is a MH or doesnt have leg mounts.

I'm treading slowly with the lighting, will be the most expensive part even more than the tank adn stand probably. LOL

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Old 04-26-2011, 11:52 AM   #43
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Is this too much light or too expensive?

NEW 72" MH 250W HQI 20K AQUARIUM LIGHTING FIXTURE PL96W | eBay
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I think those ones are great carey!! Wouldn't need to upgrade in the future if you got those, the 20K is the lighting colors you'd want too.
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Thanks, I'm still window shopping. lol Just wanna know if I'm in the right ballpark.
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personally i's stick with the T5s they are cheaper to replace then the PCs and the HQI. they are more efficient, they don't eat up liek the MH do, and they last longer.

with 750 watts of MH lightign you'll need to spend extra on a chiller
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you won't necessarily need a chiller. 3 x halides would be around 150 bucks. the cf lamps would be around 120-140 bucks, for a total of 300, tops.
12 t5 lamps are 240, and 16 are 320, so...it's going to be around the same for lamps.
i do like the t5s better though...
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i'm sure if you put the lights far enough from the water but you might have to go pretty far up
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i don't understand why people think you need a chiller with metal halides. it's not always the case, no matter where you place the fixture. this is only the case for certain setups....people in abnormally warm areas, or lacking adequate ventilation in the room etc. i've used halides for years and never needed anything other than a 12" fan over the sump.
as a matter of fact, when i changed my tank from halides to t-5s, the water temp didn't change at all. it's all relative.
it's probably better to say "if you are considering halides, consider that you might need a chiller".
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I just ran across this on CL

CURRENT USA 72 INCH NOVA EXTREME PRO T-5

I know the guy too, I might be able to trade him my 29g sw setup for them. Either way it's alot cheaper than the $584 I found them for online.

Aquarium Lighting for Reef Systems: Current Nova Extreme Pro Saltwater T-5 Fixtures

So the question would be are these enough lighting for a 125g reef that wants to have almost any coral?
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