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Old 01-07-2005, 03:35 PM   #1
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FO w LR and more?

Oh so I have my 30g Tall and I have 35pounds of LR, I planed on it being a FO tank but I like the look of some of the reef stuff. I am not looking at buying anything living for the reef anytime soon, I am just wondering about lighting..


I was looking at building a custom hood with 250w MH in it.

SO that looks like 8.3 wpg, is this good bad or what?
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What are the dimensions on the tank. You can probably get by using a 150w MH depending on the depth. Just remember that heat might/will play a significant role on your tank. 30g will heat up pretty quick.

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Old 01-07-2005, 03:51 PM   #3
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24x12x24


can i put a 150w MH in a 250w hood?
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Ok..so the depth is 24" then. Use the 250w for better growth and lighting. Skip the 150w MH. I didn't realize it was this tall before.

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can i put a 150w MH in a 250w hood?
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Old 01-07-2005, 05:25 PM   #6
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I'm not sure. I would check with the manufacturer on that one. Some ballast support it, while others may not.

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