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Old 12-25-2006, 12:01 PM   #1
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75 gal reef lights?

I'm either going to go with a 75 gallon standard or a 72 gallon bowfront. I'm sending my light fixture back I think, so I'm going to need to purchase a fixture. That's really what I want, a fixture.

I'll need MH lights for SPS/clams
I'd like a fluorescent option for actinics/daylight
I want moonlights, preferrably white, but blue is fine.

I've looked all over the internet and see some good fixtures, but if anyone has a 75 gallon tank and it's a reef and they want to recommend or recommend NOT purchasing a certain fixture I am all ears.

Obviously price is a consideration but I can probably roll up to 550 without getting outside my comfort zone.

The 75g and bowfront are both 48" wide.
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Old 12-25-2006, 12:51 PM   #2
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here are some, a 300 watt and a 500watt
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good find! I should have looked on ebay when I bought mine!
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I you have a canopy, there are a lot of retro kits out there. I run a CoralVue 2x250 MH with 2x54 T5 for actinics over my 75. Works wells for me.
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I have the 72 gal bow front and love it. The curved front creates a neat effect. Besides the bowfront looks different and everyone seems to have a regular tank. I built a custom cabinet and hood for my tank. I have 2x175 20k MH and 2x110 VHO actinics. I'll have to get my wife to take some pics for me and upload them so you can see my design.
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I jut upgraded my lighting to the Aqualight Pro & love them so far.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll..._promot_widget

That's the link to the buyer I bought them from on ebay, and its definately the most resonable I've seen anywhere on the internet. My shipping was about $50 to go to the east coast. Only downside for you I assume is the blue moonlights. Hope that helps!
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Ballast,Ballast, Ballast.
You get what you pay for.
I bout a no name DE Mh setup
of Ebay and the ballast had a constant
hum. Ice Caps are alittle more
expensive but they are energy efficient
and silent.
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