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Old 07-05-2005, 05:51 PM   #1
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Finally ordered MH lighting Im so happy

I am so so happy I finally ordered MH lighting for my tank. I was thinking it was the only thing that was missing. I have the skimmer, chiller, 2x96 PC lights, etc..

My Orbit 2x96 PC lights served well but were not strong enough for the type of tank i want so I bought this...

PFO - Pro 36" (2) Metal Halide and (2) VHO Fixture

Complete Hood with all Ballasts and bulbs
(2) Metal Halide 175W Metal Halide Bulbs 10K
(2) 95-Watt URI Actinic Bulbs
Outstanding Optics
Tempered Glass Lens
95% reflective Reflector focus's light into the tank.
All Ballasts External
(2) 4" Fans Either PFO standard or IceCap Adjustable Speed
PFO Magnetic Fluorescent Ballast
7.5" High, 12.25"W, Length 25"

I have a 36" 65 gallon tank. Did I go overboard?
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EHEIM 2215 Canister Filter, AquaC Remora Protein Skimmer w preskim box, 36" PFO Lights with 2x 250W 10K MH and 2x96W T3 Actinics, JBJ Arctica Chiller 1/10 hp w/ Eheim 1250 Pump, Turbo-Twist 3x UV Sterilizer 9W, (1) Yellow Tang
(1)Potter's Angel, (2) Skunk Cleaner Shrimps,(1) Eibli's Angel, (26) Turbo Snails,(10) Nassarius Snails, (2) Sand sifting starfish
(1) Regal "hippo" Tang, (20) Hermit Crabs, (1) Coral Beauty, (1) Pygmy Angel, (1) Serpent Star, (1) Brittle Star, Pumping Xenia, Finger Leather, Yellow Polyps, Green Star Polyps, Colt Leather, Mushrooms, (2) Maxijet 600 PH and (2) Maxijet 1200 PH
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Old 07-05-2005, 06:08 PM   #2
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Re: Finally ordered MH lighting Im so happy

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Did I go overboard?
Actually depending on tank depth, you could have gone a bit more. I wouldn't worry about this being too much at all.

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Old 07-05-2005, 06:22 PM   #3
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steve-s i followed the 3-5 watts per gallon rule. Im going to have a total of 350 watts for a 65 gallon. here are the dimesions 36x18x24
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65 Gal Marine
60lbs of LS and 100lbs of LR
EHEIM 2215 Canister Filter, AquaC Remora Protein Skimmer w preskim box, 36" PFO Lights with 2x 250W 10K MH and 2x96W T3 Actinics, JBJ Arctica Chiller 1/10 hp w/ Eheim 1250 Pump, Turbo-Twist 3x UV Sterilizer 9W, (1) Yellow Tang
(1)Potter's Angel, (2) Skunk Cleaner Shrimps,(1) Eibli's Angel, (26) Turbo Snails,(10) Nassarius Snails, (2) Sand sifting starfish
(1) Regal "hippo" Tang, (20) Hermit Crabs, (1) Coral Beauty, (1) Pygmy Angel, (1) Serpent Star, (1) Brittle Star, Pumping Xenia, Finger Leather, Yellow Polyps, Green Star Polyps, Colt Leather, Mushrooms, (2) Maxijet 600 PH and (2) Maxijet 1200 PH
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Old 07-05-2005, 06:30 PM   #4
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steve-s i followed the 3-5 watts per gallon rule.
Bad bad bad rule, find the memory file it's imbeded in and toss it. :P

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I believe its 2 feet tall
Add another 8" over the water line (MH must not be too close to the water line) and your at the bottom end for performance on this type of intensity (8+24=32"). In all honesty I would have suggested 2x250w for your tank depth. I wouldn't suggest 175w bulbs on anything over 24-26" total height from the substrate.

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Old 07-05-2005, 07:40 PM   #5
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thanks steve.. ill call them tomorrow morning and updrade to 2x250w.. ill keep you posted.
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60lbs of LS and 100lbs of LR
EHEIM 2215 Canister Filter, AquaC Remora Protein Skimmer w preskim box, 36" PFO Lights with 2x 250W 10K MH and 2x96W T3 Actinics, JBJ Arctica Chiller 1/10 hp w/ Eheim 1250 Pump, Turbo-Twist 3x UV Sterilizer 9W, (1) Yellow Tang
(1)Potter's Angel, (2) Skunk Cleaner Shrimps,(1) Eibli's Angel, (26) Turbo Snails,(10) Nassarius Snails, (2) Sand sifting starfish
(1) Regal "hippo" Tang, (20) Hermit Crabs, (1) Coral Beauty, (1) Pygmy Angel, (1) Serpent Star, (1) Brittle Star, Pumping Xenia, Finger Leather, Yellow Polyps, Green Star Polyps, Colt Leather, Mushrooms, (2) Maxijet 600 PH and (2) Maxijet 1200 PH
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