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Old 08-30-2011, 09:08 AM   #131
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Carey I honestly havent the slightest clue how you fund your severe fishy obsession lol
I just want to know which bank she held up so when I get ready I don't hit the same one. It would be a shame to go through that and then find the vault empty.
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Old 08-30-2011, 09:38 AM   #132
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I just want to know which bank she held up so when I get ready I don't hit the same one. It would be a shame to go through that and then find the vault empty.

You just made me laugh out loud! Very clever!
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Old 08-30-2011, 09:42 AM   #133
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I am here to serve. Just in a little different way than you because I don't know squat about this stuff without asking. LOL
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Old 08-30-2011, 09:49 AM   #134
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I ask my fair share of questions too, some are kinda dumb too from time to time.

Like right now- I am not liking my new MH fixture. It seems way too dim and my corals are not even close to liking it. I like the shimmer but thats about it. I'm thinking I made a mistake going for the MH. ggrrrrrr.....so what do I do now?
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Use both lights you have if you can fit them and not get to hot
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Old 08-30-2011, 09:54 AM   #136
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I ask my fair share of questions too, some are kinda dumb too from time to time.

Like right now- I am not liking my new MH fixture. It seems way too dim and my corals are not even close to liking it. I like the shimmer but thats about it. I'm thinking I made a mistake going for the MH. ggrrrrrr.....so what do I do now?
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As an electrical contractor, I can tell you that the quality of the light will deteriorate over time with MH. While we deal in totally different color temps and most humans don't notice the gradual change, I suspect the corals do. After all, we don't rely on the lighting in the same way. From what I have read on this web site MH is the best way to go. I would say, try a new lamp before you chuck the fix in the trash.
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Off to ebay to buy a new bulb! lol

Do you think even a cheapo bulb will be good enough to start with? I don;t want to spend $80 on a bulb and still be unhappy with it....
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Off to ebay to buy a new bulb! lol

Do you think even a cheapo bulb will be good enough to start with? I don;t want to spend $80 on a bulb and still be unhappy with it....
I would say you would be fine with a cheap one to see if it does the trick or not. It will degrade faster imo but why waste a ton to find out that wasn't the problem.
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Thanks so much, that was what I figured too. I can live with a short bulb life if it'll give me the color I want and intensity.

Thanks again, going to order one now.
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ordered a 20k bulb, should be here by friday I hope. Then i can decide what to do. lol I just wish my corals would respond, only the zooas are opening although my duncan looks alot better today.
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