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Old 09-06-2011, 07:09 PM   #211
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20k will definitely blue it up.

Yep, I got the 20k and it's def a bit more blue now. the old lamp was VERY used so that probably contributed to the dimness I was getting.
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Old 09-06-2011, 07:36 PM   #212
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I just wanted to add that I have used the chemi-clean.

It really works well. I added an air stone and turned off the skimmer while it was in there.

I had a massive amount of cyano though, and the dieoff caused an ammonia spike and then a massive nitrate amount. Amm got up to 2ppm before I did an emergency pwc, and the nitrates got above 100 after that emergency pwc.

I wouldn't worry about that unless there's a massive amount of algae.

Didn't lose anything, though.
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Old 09-07-2011, 03:04 AM   #213
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I don't know what peoples thoughts are on the aqua illuminations sol LEDs are I asked but got no reply from this forum check on reef central I think there is some on them there. Their about 525$ for the light and 75$ for the controller. You probably only need the one.
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Old 09-07-2011, 09:32 AM   #214
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I would LOVE the SO's but they are way outta my price range right now and what with the new 90g I;m gonna start soon I just cant do it. lol

They are tops though from what I hear, just wish they were cheaper.....

Thanks for the input!
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the AI sol fixtures are good. i know a guy that has a pair of them over his rimless tank and he loves them.
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Old 09-07-2011, 11:10 AM   #216
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See, why do all the well rated led's cost an arm and a leg? It's just not fair I tell ya! lol

I sold off a 10g setup yesterday and hopefully a 55g setup will go today and then the 20L community tank I;m hoping will be picked up this weekend.

THEN I can move the rimless to the 20l's spot and have a wall for hanging a fixture. I'm leaning towards the amazon.com one, still doing research. It's soo difficult and I am an ace researcher too. lol
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Can a MH overheat? I just noticed my light wasnt on but the ballast was. Turned it off for a few minutes and the light came back on. Is this normal? Or is there some kind of problem?
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Those ones you were looking at would be OK. But you would need at least two to cover a 4' tank. For a 40 they would be great. My 88 bulbs are spread over 4' on two rails, and they are still too close together. I will get some new controllers, power supplies and LEDs next month.
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Can a MH overheat? I just noticed my light wasn't on but the ballast was. Turned it off for a few minutes and the light came back on. Is this normal? Or is there some kind of problem?
If the MH runs for a while then shuts off, then starts back up that is a sign the ballast is failing. The other thing that could have happened is you may have had a very quick drop in electricity to the fixture. If a MH is running and you turn the power off then back on, it will not start immediately. It first must cool down then it will start again.
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Old 09-07-2011, 01:13 PM   #220
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Oh ok, I had a power surge with my electricity that might have done it then.

@cabezon I;m only looking to cover a 24" tank, it's just a 20g and has a water depth of about 12 inches.


Still think I'd need two fixtures?
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