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Old 01-10-2009, 01:09 PM   #11
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You should be fine with those corals, but I'm not sure what you mean by "hard finger corals". You need to get a lot more specific, but with a 150MH light and the coral placed high in the tank you should be ok.

You need to know not just the Kelvin (K) temperature of the bulb, but also the manufacturer of the bulb. I tried some cheap chinese made MH bubls from eBay and they were not very good. I then got some Ushio 10k bulbs a few months ago and have seen a bif improvement.
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ok the light is an Aquatic life light 150 watt HID 700+10000k.......some hard corals are montipora digtata, oregontortuosa ,Rasta leather toadstool leather and blue devils fringer leather
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As Cmor said the WPG rule is a little out dated. With new technology things like par and intensity are considered more. With your MH`s you definitely have those wrapped up. Good luck on the build.
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Some pics would be nice once your up and running. Have a good day.
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have a couple up now
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Old 01-11-2009, 08:06 AM   #19
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Hi Shawn, welcome to AA...just wanted to share my experience with same tank...although very pretty, I found it extremely difficult to keep the parameters in check because of it's deepness and roundness...nutrients just seem to find hiding places everywhere...expecially when trying to feed an ill fish a lot to get him healthy...I used an Emperor 280 with extended bar to reach the bottom (later converted it to LR rubble and Chaeto) and also used Maxi-jet 1200 down low to keep water movement going....also was advised by our experts to leave off the top which I did...made a huge difference ....

I am currently moving everything to a 75 and not sorry...8 years of dealing with a tank taller than you is enough....hope you have great luck !!!

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PS..also added a 4-6 inch DSB which took care of Nitrite problems I kept having
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sorry what does DSB stand for. This hex is almost as deep as it is wide 2 feet deep and it is 22 inches wide. i think that might make it a little better???
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