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Old 01-23-2007, 05:19 AM   #1
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it's crunch time

alright everybody, it's crunch time for me.

just filed federal taxes, so i'm going to be ordering my stuff within the next two weeks. i need to get...

refugium, found one
refugium lights, found some
metal halide lights, still looking
uv sterilizer, found one

i am still confused about which lights to get. the problem is my location. i haven't gotten to actually look at any of the lights that i see for sale. any suggestions? i still need to worry about getting replacement parts if neccesary also. my price limit is up to $600, and my tank is 36" long (if that helps at all)
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Old 01-23-2007, 10:42 AM   #2
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You staying with fish only or going reef? Your profile says fish only, but I'd assume you're looking for MH for a good reason, right?

http://www.marinedepot.com/md_viewIt...roduct=ES53524

Check these out. I haven't used anything other than these, so I couldn't give you a comparison. Coralife Aqua pro. Got the 150w & 250w versions. $150 price dif.
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Lighting will depend on what type corals you want. If you are not going with high light corals then you might want to consider VHO`s which are my favorites and have a soft coral and LPS tank. But that is my tank. As I said you`ll need to sit down and do some planning.
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i'm not sure what kind of corals i want to get yet, all i know is that i just don't want to limit myself. and yes, i do plan to go reef just as soon as i have the ability. right now, fowlr, but after i get the new lights set up and established, then i want to go reef.
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Yes if you dont want to be limited then MH`s are the way. I wanted to mention that ebay has some great deals on MH`s.
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yeah, i was thinking about these lights here....

http://www.drsfostersmith.com/Produc...&N=2004+113352

they are the outer orbit hqi/compact flourescent lights. the setup i want is a total of 342 watts, which would give me 8.5 watts per gallon. from what i've been reading, that is a pretty good amount of light and i should be able to get my anenome and some corals.
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