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Old 12-27-2011, 09:55 PM   #31
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Go led my tank is 34 in deep and the corals love them and for that lenth tank the amount of 1,000 watt mh bulbs u would need u will boil your tank so the cost of the fixtures and a Chiller and the electric get your self some LEDs
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Old 12-27-2011, 10:06 PM   #32
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That's not true. I have a 31" deep tank and use T5HO's. You definitely do not need thousand watt halides, nor a chiller.
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Old 12-27-2011, 10:16 PM   #33
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30inches deep is 400 watt MH territory but some like to use 1000 watt. Its not needed
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Old 01-29-2012, 09:08 PM   #34
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How about installing a few solar tubes and save even more on electric since they don't require any?
Check out this thread He has a 700 gal tank and uses them plus t5ho's.
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Those tubes aren't doing much of anything. It's all T5s .
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Old 01-29-2012, 09:39 PM   #36
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How about installing a few solar tubes and save even more on electric since they don't require any?
Check out this thread He has a 700 gal tank and uses them plus t5ho's.
The dome shape wouldn't look very good on my roof, bungalow with cedar shingles.

I just ordered a bunch of led fixtures.

Some 20000k some 14000k and some less
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No that would not look good or be easy to install. i just saw that you already posted on that thread.
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The dome shape wouldn't look very good on my roof, bungalow with cedar shingles.

I just ordered a bunch of led fixtures.

Some 20000k some 14000k and some less

did you gt them off of ebay? gregcoyot uses them and says they are great fixtures, the only thing is i don't know how long they would last
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