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Old 07-11-2005, 11:00 PM   #1
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Will VHO's be enough to penetrate 24" deep tank? My husband is worried about the electricity bill with halides. Mostly because he thinks the air conditioner will kick on more. I WAS going to get 3 250w halides. Does anyone know if this hikes up the electricity bill?

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Hey Mary. I think you will be fine with the VHOs if you stick to soft corals and LPS corals. If you plan on adding clams, SPS corals or high-light anemones you should still consider MH.
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