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Old 06-07-2005, 04:21 PM   #1
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A few Halide Questions

I currently have 260 watts of PC lighting. I have a few anemones and a candy coral and some leathers and start polyps and they all seem to be doing nicely except the rose anemone. Im getting ready to purchase a 175 watt halide ballast and reflector and everything.

What kind of temperature increase are we talking about here ? My tank is acrylic, do i need to build a larger canopy ? ( 10 inches away from the plastic at least? ) as well as have a few built in fans to move some air ?

I just dont want to cause any damage to the tank. I forsee a new canopy is in my near future. Thanks for any help.

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You have the right idea. My tank is acrylic also. My warranty stated MH must be 10' away or it is void. I got my lights and cooling fans from captivereefs.com Darin also gives a discount if your are a AA member.
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Old 06-07-2005, 07:13 PM   #3
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I built my canopy at 15" high to avoid the heat problem.

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10" is fine anything over 175 watts should be at least 12".
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