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Old 01-11-2011, 05:49 PM   #11
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I like the first and second links that you sent could not pull up the 3rd link it is blocked by our IT dept.... go figure... and the Aqua Medic not to bad but to much for no lamps.
What are the 3 pendants? Is that the clamp on MH's?
Can the T5's penatrate that depth of 24"?
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no..the clamp-ons are junk. if you are interested in pendants i'll find you some nice ones.
of course t-5 HO's can penetrate 24". i know a guy who keeps clams and anemones as well as sps in a 30" deep tank with t5s over it.
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Old 01-11-2011, 06:01 PM   #13
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Do you have a link so I can see what the Pendants look like?
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sure. now, you have your choice of LED, or metal halide.

if i was going to use halides, i would get 3 of these. they are the best you can get in terms of reflectivity-
Lumen Bright 3 SE Mogul Base PENDANT by CoralVue* - AquaCave
and then 3 ballasts. i'd probably go with sunlight supply galaxy electronic ballasts. i would have said icecap for ballasts, but they just went out of business, and that can't be good for the warranty.

now, LED i don't know a whole lot about. i do know that you should have dimming capabilities, and the fixtures you choose should be backed up by actual PAR numbers, not just that they are "real bright", or make the corals "pop".
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Old 01-11-2011, 06:48 PM   #15
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Thanks I was just looking at those and a few others that had the word pendant on them and saw a few that I liked. Could 2 of those go on a 55gal tank are would that be to strong since it is not very deep.
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Old 01-11-2011, 07:05 PM   #16
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I know is this getting off the subject of lighting but do you know anything about these?
www.aquacave.com/vortech-mp40w-esbr-propeller-pump-brby-ecotech-marine-2907.html
any experiences with them?
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i know they're good lol

look up some videos on youtube of what they can do, pretty awesome stuff.
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do you by chance have the links for youtube?
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YouTube - Ecotech Vortech Wireless Driver at MACNA 19 in Pittsburgh!!

YouTube - VorTech Pump Wave Harmonics

YouTube - MP60 wave action

just a couple i thought were cool
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vortechs? yes, they are good.
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