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Old 04-09-2012, 07:52 PM   #1
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Hey all,

I'm upgrading from my 75g reef to a 155g. It's all up and running and undergoing it's cycle right now. I should be ready to start moving some things over within a few weeks, but one thing is for sure; I need new lighting. The tank came with T12s that really just aren't going to cut it. But with a tank this large, cost is obviously going to be a toughy. So I've been shopping around trying to find a decent Metal Halide lamp with T5 actinics and possible lunars. So I have a couple questions:

1) Does anyone have any recommendations? I currently have all soft corals; xenia, hairy mushrooms, blue mushrooms, kenya trees, duncans, and actually a monticap that seems to have come back to life under the T5s i have in the other tank. 155 gal bowfront, 24" deep.
2) I found this on amazon, any comments? Amazon.com: 72 in. Maristar HQI/T5 Combo Fixture - 3 x 250W HQI - 4 x 39W T5 HO: Kitchen & Dining


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Old 04-09-2012, 08:05 PM   #2
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I don't see any reasons for MH anymore with LEDs being able to do what they do and there being viable options around 200 bucks.
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