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Old 06-15-2010, 01:14 AM   #1
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hey all i have a 90gal reef tank with power compacts 65watts for the lighting.. which they are good but im limited to certain coral and their placement.. i was wondering what would be a good lighting source for me to upgrade to that has lunars but wont cost me 800.00 which is what i found.. thanks all
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Old 06-15-2010, 01:22 AM   #2
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I would look at a 2x250w halide setup, either that or an 8x54w T5 HO setup, I can get you a link on that, but with halides you should look around, read reviews and see what fits your budget.

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Old 06-15-2010, 11:47 PM   #3
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250W Metal Halide Pendant Lights
I think they are about the cheapest HQI systems out there, but several people on here have given them great reviews. I think zero has one, maybe he will chime in.
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That's a very inexpensive MH pendant. I wonder about the ballast, and teh included bulb, but the fixture looks rock solid.
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Yea, I'm slightly skeptical as well. Message zer0, I know he just got one, he could tell you more.
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