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Old 03-02-2014, 12:39 PM   #31
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Those look nice and they are more cheap 1 should do it for a 20g

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Old 03-02-2014, 08:24 PM   #32
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I bought a dual metal halide with a quad acitinic and 3 moonlight LEDs I hope this will allow me to grow beautiful corals
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What wattage halides? If they are 150's, you won't be able to keep sps.
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Old 03-03-2014, 11:42 AM   #34
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Hey Mr X not to steel the thread but on the subject of lighting, I have some button polyps in my tank they are purple with green stripes. Last night when my lights were dimming out I noticed a few had blotches of purple. Do you think the lighting could be to intense I've been turning it up a little every week. My tank is 24 tall I'm using Ai hydra they are 8 to 9 inches above the water line. And the polyps are mid level.

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That's hard to say. It's not uncommon for corals to "morph" under LED lighting. How much are they turned up currently? You know you may not have to reach 100% to be able to keep even the most light demanding corals.
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Old 03-03-2014, 12:07 PM   #36
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About 65% on the blues white is 60% and violet,green & red are 50%. I think my UV is at 60% or 65%.

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Well mr. X ty for ur info mine are in fact 150w but I had two options buy 3 new t5 bulbs at 100$ or this metal halide unit for 100$. In a year depending on the hydro I'll put in 400w bulbs or go led. But at least I've got a good start.
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Well mr. X ty for ur info mine are in fact 150w but I had two options buy 3 new t5 bulbs at 100$ or this metal halide unit for 100$. In a year depending on the hydro I'll put in 400w bulbs or go led. But at least I've got a good start.
You can't put 400 watt bulbs in a 150 watt ballast. It will fry the ballast
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so you bought a MH fixture with 450w ballasts and 150w bulbs???
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