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Old 07-13-2003, 01:38 PM   #1
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getting ready to purchase new lights curious about a few things for my 90 gallon would i be better with 250 watts (which im guessing yes ) and are hqi a better set up ?? double ended bulbs the way to go??? i know a bit more $$ but thinking will let me move them to a bigger tank later ??!?!? and from what i been reading electric bal r better right?
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Electronic ballasts wheigh less and run cooler. and use Less Electricity. that would be the way I would go If I were to use MH.
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Old 07-13-2003, 01:58 PM   #3
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hqi or reg bulbs does it make any diff
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as far as I know Electronic ballast only use HQI. but I'm not for sure. I heard people who use them say they are very nice.
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cool thanks !! if anyone does know if there are any benifits to using them i like to know it not id just go with the 250 reg bulbs save some money
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just remember the money you will save in electric bill's will outweigh the money you save upfront. in the long run.
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We use HQI bulbs and are very happy with them.
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Where to buy HQI goods?
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are you referring to the lighting systems, or just bulbs?

Our set up was bought through champion lighting.
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http://www.championlighting.com/

Those are the one I want someday.
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Our set up was bought through champion lighting.
Hara, Did you get the pendants, or build them into a canopy?
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