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Old 03-20-2005, 04:46 PM   #1
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metal halide?

I have a 80gal tank 48in, i have 220w pc's(2 10000 daylight, 2 03 atinic) and wanted to know if it will be ok to add 1 250w metal halide to help the pc's out for coral. I am asking because i know im suppose to have 1 mh bulb per 2 feet but i don't want to spend that much. That is why i wanted to know if maybe there were reflectors that can spread the light. Also what type of light, I know there are a bunch of different kinds of mh bulbs. Just want your inputs.

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what you can do is put your mh where you would like to put your high light corals. Use your pc to supplement. You can create a brighter and darker area in your tank.
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Old 03-20-2005, 08:50 PM   #3
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will these ballast be compatible(the 250w ballast):

http://www.usalight.com/commercial/b...36476314277330

or

https://www.1000bulbs.com/category.php?category=171

im looking at the 250w ballast, after seeing these prices im thinking of getting 2. All i know from those 2 is from usalight.com i can get 2 250w ballasts and the total price shipped wouild be 107.57...
will these kits give me everything i need(other that a reflector)?


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