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Old 01-04-2013, 01:10 AM   #21
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What are the exact kind I need.
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Old 01-04-2013, 01:15 AM   #22
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150 watt metal halide. A 2 bulb fixture or 2 seperate bulb fixtures... most people will recommend led fixtures... you should really look into the taotronics leds
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Old 01-04-2013, 01:21 AM   #23
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http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00598...r=8-13&pi=SL75


Two of these work.
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Old 01-04-2013, 01:26 AM   #24
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Yes they would! Do they come with the ballast though?
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Old 01-04-2013, 02:10 AM   #25
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Yes they would! Do they come with the ballast though?
Ive used the chinese leds they do work for most coral and will keep coral growing and healthy but imo if you have the money i reccommend cree leds with a good driver like meanwel my coral have much better color with these lights i also reccommend a fixture with a couple uv bulbs i believe coral benefit from uv but im speaking mostly for sps coral some of the newer chinese fixtures also have a full spectrum now but i believe leds will be the best route
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Old 01-04-2013, 02:14 AM   #26
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Ive used the chinese leds they do work for most coral and will keep coral growing and healthy but imo if you have the money i reccommend cree leds with a good driver like meanwel my coral have much better color with these lights i also reccommend a fixture with a couple uv bulbs i believe coral benefit from uv but im speaking mostly for sps coral some of the newer chinese fixtures also have a full spectrum now but i believe leds will be the best route
I agree but with leds, you usually pay for what you get. The Chinese ones are the best one I know of so far. Rapid leds have a great sauderless kit to make AMD it's reletivley cheap. They use cree leds and everything. That is just another option too
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Old 01-04-2013, 10:27 AM   #27
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But with the metal halides they will have good color and will grow just about anything. and what is a ballast do i need one.
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Old 01-04-2013, 11:37 AM   #28
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I just have to ask... I've answered several questions you've asked and so have other members about lighting/lights/metal halide/LEDS/ etc etc etc...

Why do you keep making threads about the same thing. It's confusing and to be honest a little annoying when I see other members helping you (which is why were here) BUT...

You go make other threads asking the same thing only title it differently. Please try and keep to one thread an you'll get an array of options, opinions, links etc etc etc.

It's confusing after reading one thread and commenting and hearing what others have to add then bounce to another thread with the same questions.

This...

Help on lights

And this...

LED vs metal halide.
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Old 01-04-2013, 11:45 AM   #29
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I am just trying to be safe because I have already messed up once on my lights.
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Old 01-04-2013, 11:49 AM   #30
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I am just trying to be safe because I have already messed up once on my lights.
If you want the best imo for 300$ a piece you can build a 120w led fixture using cree leds and a meanwel driver imo use 60/40 blue/white add a couple uv and youll have what i think is close to mh without any heat and low power consumption
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