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Old 07-01-2011, 06:34 PM   #1581
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Where would you get dimmable ballasts? I have my ballasts inside my unit. Or is that only for retro kits?
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Old 07-01-2011, 06:42 PM   #1582
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well they are aftermarket ballasts, used mroe for commercial and residential lighting. they have not really come into reef lighting yet, but they can be a ballast replace ment in your current light hood. the icecapp balasts are dimmable and also overdrive 54w lamps to 80watts, making for a much deeper penetration a penetration so good that you can light up a 30" plus reef and be able to house mid light corals low down.
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Old 07-01-2011, 06:44 PM   #1583
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Dang, that was a mouthful.

lol sorry about that i never shined in readign and writing, i like my sciences, maths and my logic based stuff sometimes i think i should have been an engineer rather then an electrician. maybe in my next life, if tehre even is a next life
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Old 07-01-2011, 07:02 PM   #1584
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Ok I know MH means metal halide....but I thought those were just normal, everyday florescent bulbs....imma go google it now. And I know that leds for a 125 are outrageous right now but I'd like to look into a diy possibility, perhaps I can sell my 72" hood and use that to offset a big chunk of the price .....hmmm may be worth looking into. I went to school for automotive tech, which entailed a course in electrical....perhaps if I could get a led hood together I could make a few bucks by building them ....we shall see
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Old 07-01-2011, 07:15 PM   #1585
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no metal halides and florescents are two totally different beasts. they use two different elements to light up the lamps and have totally different bulb shapes and characteristics
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Old 07-01-2011, 07:59 PM   #1586
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Ok, off topic of bulbs but back on to phosphates. i added something caled phosbusters yesterday, its made by the purple up people. Well yesterday my reading was .53 and now it's .14.

I didn't do a water change so is it possible this product works?
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For sure, i use one called phosban and work great
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Ok, off topic of bulbs but back on to phosphates. i added something caled phosbusters yesterday, its made by the purple up people. Well yesterday my reading was .53 and now it's .14.

I didn't do a water change so is it possible this product works?
Sounds like it to me..
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@gti leds are not quite the top of the gun rack, that would be electrodeless plasma.
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Old 07-01-2011, 08:24 PM   #1590
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I'll do another phosphate check tomorrow night and see. It says it will get rid of .8 and I had .53 so we'll see.

On a paranoid note, U havent seen my Kole tang swim all day. He disappeared behind a rock last night and hasn't come out. I took a flash light to see him and he looks physically fine, he's just not eating or coming out.

Should I be worried? Especially with the 2 recent deaths?
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