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Old 05-21-2011, 01:24 PM   #321
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Umm I'd say the home depot bulb would be enough, I currently have a regular old lamp with this blue growing bulb from home depot on my sump and the macro grows fine. That is a pretty cool light though.

If you are so worried about jumpers you should make a top for the tank, I'll post pics of the one we made if you want. All fish can be potential jumpers. I've had clowns that jump, sandsifting gobys that jump, sixline wrasses, dartfish, list goes on. There are fish that are more jumpy and scared easily though like the firefish and dartfish. They are always less likely to jump though once they are established and have a good hiding hole under some rock.
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Old 05-21-2011, 01:30 PM   #322
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Thanks kelsey...

Do you think a mh fixture would be better than the t5 I have? I have the current extreme pro 12 bulb 72" fixture.
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I would say yes, they would be about equal in watts if it's the 3x150MH but the 3x250 would definitely be an upgrade. I like the look of MH on my tanks personally. Do you have a link to the photo??
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Oh make sure to ask how old the bulbs are though because if they need replacing it's around $90 per bulb (well that's what I pay to get one from my LFS, I'm sure cheaper could be found)
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Old 05-21-2011, 01:52 PM   #325
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I asked in my email . heres the tank on cl. he offered to sell the lights separate...

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I use the clip on style from home depot with a curly-que type bulb. The one that's rated 6500 Kelvin. It's the one that say daylight or something like that.
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175 is a really good deal if that's a MH fixture, I'd take it.
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Cool. Maybe the guy will actually respond lol. Still cleaning the tank and re sealing it.
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Are you cleaning / sealing in front of your house? I can only imagine how much people are staring at you haha
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