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Old 12-20-2011, 06:36 PM   #11
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you don't need metal halides. IMO, Hamilton technology is as cutting edge as this cell phone-
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Old 12-22-2011, 01:09 PM   #12
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My 450 gallon, 96"L x 30D x 36"T tank is thriving with that Hamilton technology....sometimes old school just keeps kicking ***.....IMO
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Old 12-22-2011, 01:24 PM   #13
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But again you won't find halides for his tank for 400. At the moment my corals are doing fine under t5 bulbs. I added led to get the shimmer effect tho
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Old 12-22-2011, 01:58 PM   #14
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No, you're right. A 60" fixture w/ MHs, HO T5s, and LEDs/moonlights runs about 800.00. Still, running the MHs 4-6 hrs a day blows up certain corals, anemones, and clams.
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the reflectors and design of those fixtures is obsolete. i can but a metal halide shop light and keep corals under it- it doesn't mean it's the best bang for the buck.
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Nor is your advice. I ran this by 4 different shop owners, whom I know personally, while researching combo fixtures. They had nothing to gain to advise me that this was a lot of light and craftsmanship for the money. My comments are based on what this fixture is doing for my tank which is 36" deep. 72" 3 - 400W MH, 4 - 80W T5s, 18 LEDs

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research fixtures and PAR numbers instead of slandering me. you'll realize you are incorrect. Incorrect in saying that the information i gave above is opinion. it's not. there are much better fixtures with much better reflectors available. and that's a FACT.
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Old 12-23-2011, 02:50 PM   #18
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Leave the personal attacks out of this thread guys. It all comes down to personal preference, one light might be stronger or have a different color but that's it. PAR is important for many corals but for most corals t5 do the trick.
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For all corals T5s will do the trick. It's a matter of depth top to bottom. I've never use T5s over a 3 foot deep tank, but i'm using them over a 30" tank right now, and i can keep whatever i want.
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For all corals T5s will do the trick. It's a matter of depth top to bottom. I've never use T5s over a 3 foot deep tank, but i'm using them over a 30" tank right now, and i can keep whatever i want.
Mr. X, you are dead on. I've been there, done mh for years, t5's and ai sol leds. Ultimately, the t5's are by far the best, especially when I use good bulbs like ati's. I would never do mh again, especially when t5 works better in my experience. I been able to keep any coral I want on my 27" deep custom tank. Last, after experiencing all three technologies, I chose t5's.
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