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Old 10-05-2003, 02:53 PM   #1
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Metal Halide question

I was just wondering if i could possibly get away with having 2 bulbs over my 6 foot long tank instead of 3. I dont mind putting everything on the edges of the tank. And it seems to me that there would be almost enough light in the center of the tank to keep a few low light things like shrooms and such. Let me know what you think?





P.S. If i can get away with 2 i am alot closer to being able to get them
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P.S. i am looking at 250 watt MH
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If you can only get 2 MH for the tank I would evenly split them into 3rds rather than at the edges. Come in 2 feet, put your light, space 2 feet, than put your other light. This way the light is more spaced than at the edges and it will give a more evenlight spread.
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If you can only get 2 MH for the tank I would evenly split them into 3rds rather than at the edges. Come in 2 feet, put your light, space 2 feet, than put your other light. This way the light is more spaced than at the edges and it will give a more evenlight spread.
125 has 2 centerbraces, to place them as is suggested...there would be two shadows in the tank.

FWIW, I think it could work, but I would work towards adding a third later.
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not all 125 has two center braces, Perfecto only has one. You should have no problem doing that is you make sure that your light hungry corals are in the 2 square ft range.
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i was planning on getting a mh also ppl say i have to have a chiller. but the mh
is also pretty expensive equipment can i just get by with one i have a 75g tank
about 4 ft long anyone know of any good deals for mh.........
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fobguy, I'm doing the same as you looking for the best deal. i found this site www.hellolights.com from reeflady (and advisor here) and they have some great deals. Especially if you plan on doing it yourself. As far as a chiller is concerned, I'm not familiar with them not to mentoin I'm from Ohio, so i really don't need them.

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