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Old 08-06-2010, 04:29 PM   #1
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Does anyone dare try this 800w setup?

Amazon.com: 400 Watt Electronic Switchable Ballast Hydroponic Grow Lamp System with Metal…

for only 200 dollars you can give yourself 400watts of sodium vapor lamp and 400 watts of metal halide goodness. Who dares to bring the sun into the fish room!

I just thought this was neat and may consider it in my next project lol.

http://www.amazon.com/Digital-Switch...ef=pd_sbs_ol_1

This 400watt isn't sodium compatible and at only 160 dollars I think I might get it when I start my reef.
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400 watts, in one bulb with no fans and exposed reflector. Make sure not to touch it. That thing is going to get hella hot.
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Old 08-06-2010, 04:38 PM   #3
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I would imagine so. I think some 120mm fans running off an old PSU can handle it though.
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400w bulbs are pretty common over larger reef tanks :p
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Old 08-09-2010, 10:09 AM   #6
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I'm pretty sure sodium vapor lamps will throw an awful yellow light on the tank.
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