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Old 08-08-2011, 01:24 AM   #151
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haha i get confused myself..and im trying to keep up on Carey,Heeras, and Buffys builds...its extensive. The amount of heat is dependent on the type of bulbs.. but either way, unless youre running a high-powered light setup, your tv will be fine the beauty of flat panels is that they are built to handle high heat..so i wouldnt worry

**edit*** and nice comcast dvr box...have the same exact one lol
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Old 08-08-2011, 01:48 AM   #152
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what kind of lights would i need to buy to make this tank reef ready? nothing too fancy but enough to at least cover the basics? i guess to make it a good fish with some reef tank... good to know about the tv and components... the other option is to pull the tank away from the wall a bit if i need more clearance.

still working on that big list of stuff to work up to...


yeah sweety pie hates our dvr... wish uverse was available at our address. i seem to mess around with the computer more than tv and now with the tanks its a rarity that the tv is on for much more than background noise.
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Old 08-08-2011, 01:53 AM   #153
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i would think a 6-8 bulb t5 setup should get ya a good base for some corals.. a 10-12 bulb setup would pretty much give you all the options. with maybe a few minor exceptions

wasnt a big fan of paid tv but the girl wanted it so we all know how that goes lol
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Old 08-08-2011, 01:57 AM   #154
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oh and we went to the lfs tonight just to look around and get some food for another one of her pets... we have spent so much time and money there that they let me barrow 15+ 1.5 inch feeder goldfish to keep the 125 cycled. when we get what we need to do the bare bones saltwater to it they said just bring them back.

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Old 08-08-2011, 02:00 AM   #155
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well then who makes a good 72" 6-8 t5 light assy and then same question for the 10-12 bulb...

yeah the things we do for love but oddly enjoy too once we do it.
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Old 08-08-2011, 02:37 AM   #156
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i can def relate to the money and time at the lfs, my girl and i were at the lfs about a month ago and decided to reserve our current Picasso trigger, the guy knew not only my first name, but also our tank size and current fish.... i was like "yep we mineaswell live here"
I know that Current makes a t5 hood called the Nova Extreme.. let me see if i can get a link
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Aquarium Lighting for Reef Systems: Current Nova Extreme Pro Saltwater T-5 Fixtures

im having problems finding lower-light fixtures in the 72' size but heres a link to aquacaves decent selection of t5 fixtures... you could always daisy-chain 2 smaller fixtures together to get a 72" combined...just a thought though

T5 Aquarium Light Fixture - T5 Light Fixtures for Fish Tanks at AquaCave.com
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Old 08-08-2011, 01:04 PM   #158
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good thing i was sitting down. lighting is expensive.

daisy chain? are you former military?

and thank you for taking the time to look those links up for me.
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good thing i was sitting down. lighting is expensive.

daisy chain? are you former military?

and thank you for taking the time to look those links up for me.
Check out Aqua traders,you will have some people say how bad the fixtures are and that they heard they catch fire and etc.But you will see posts from years ago.
I had the 36" MH with actinic's on my 46 gallon for 4 years before I upgraded to a 75 gallon.I now have their 48 inch 250W MH fixture on it.I just switched out the bulbs from the 15000k to the 20000k.You can see results of tank in the Members forum tanks photo forum.
I know others who use the fixtures also with no problems.
I had the Coralife 36 fixture on my 48 gallon before I went to the Odyssea one.In comparing them ,internal and external wiring and so on the only difference I could see was the Coralife sticker on the outside.

Only my opinion,but from personal experience.To me T-5 are ok,but still don't match MH with the SPS corals.
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Old 08-08-2011, 06:16 PM   #160
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so im wondering if two 24 inch lights be ok? are there any rules saying that the light has to be the entire span of the tank? huma-huma mentioned smaller ones... and those odyssea fixtures are appear to be a little bit more in my price range.

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Odyssea Metal Halide System
or even
Odyssea Metal Halide System

both are less exspencive than the 20" currents.

i know halide lights get hot, think my tv will still be safe?
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