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Old 12-27-2005, 05:01 PM   #1
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75 GAL LIGHTING ?

Currently have a 36" satelitte pc (off old tank) I want to upgrade so I can have coral and a clam. Can I just buy two metal halides and hang them above the 36" PC? I'm alittle concerned the PC would block some of the light from the MH's. I could push the PC to the front or back and put the MH's in front or behind?

Or scrap the ex. PC all together and get a 48" PC? Thanks
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Old 12-28-2005, 02:14 AM   #2
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do you have a canopy?

clams.. i would consider 2-250W MH and you could use the CF with some 03 bulbs for accent lighting..

I would center the MH and put the PC to the front or back.. JMHO though..
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You could also try to find a nice 48" retro kit or fixture and sell the 36" unit. Depends on if you have a canopy already. Were you going to do MH pendents or put them in a canopy.

I have 2x250 with 2x54 watt T5's over my 75 gal. Works out nicely. For clams, definatley go with MH.
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Yes I have a canopy - which is part of the problem the MH's would only be about 6" off the water depending on the depth of the fixture. I would definately put a few cooling fans in the canopy.

I would like to keep the 36" PC and use two MH's I think this would be the cheapest way wouldn't it. Thanks again for the comments.
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