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Old 09-10-2011, 11:42 PM   #1
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Lighting question...

As part of the package deal, I got a Coralife Aqualight 250w double ended hqi light. It came with a ballast, and is in working order.

Can anyone tell me more about this light...is it a good light? Will it work for my reef tank, I wanna set up?

Also it has two switches on the side. One switch turns on/off the lunar lights. The other switch, that's the one I can't figure out what it does. If I wanna turn of the main light, I have to do it at the ballast. Can anyone tell me what that second switch does?

Thanks in advance for your help. And sorry if this is a "rookie" question. I tried to research it online and could find anything with this particular light.

Andrew
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Old 09-10-2011, 11:49 PM   #2
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Hi. Welcome to the forum!

What size tank are you planning using this for?
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Hey Carey...the guy I bought the tank from said it was a 120 gallon tank. I measured it this evening and put my measurements into an aquarium calculator I found online, which told me it was actually a 100 gallon tank. And it's a corner tank.

Either way I pay $700.00 bucks for the tank, lights, and sump. I think I got a steal of a deal.
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Being that its a corner tank you should be fine with just the single metal halide. It's a 250w which is a good wattage towork with. How deep is your tank? From top to bottom? Just wanna make sure that there will be enough penetration, some tanks are narrow and WAY WAY deep...
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It's 28" deep...
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You should be fine for growing most anything you want. Very nice!
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Hey thanks! This is my first reef tank, so it should be interesting! You think that was a good deal for the set up? Or did I get hosed
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I'm used to some obscenely good deals so i can't be a good judge of that. Depends on how nice everything is and what the brands and equipment is.
But no, you probably didnt hosed on the deal. If you paid the money then it was worth that much to you.
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I had an aqualight pro a few years ago and I believe it had a switch to turn the cooling fan on/off.
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Do y'all think I could hook up a timer to the ballast?
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