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Old 08-15-2009, 01:29 PM   #1
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Metal Halide Fixtures

Okay so I have had my tank up and running for about 7 months. I have a variety of sps and lps in my tank. However I am not running any metal halides. I am running the current usa nova extreme fixture with 4x54 watt 10000k daylight and 4x54w 420 actinic blues. It also has 4 white moonlights. The sps are growing but not at a rate they could with a metal halide. Everything is well however I think metal halides will help growth rates.
That said what metal halide FIXTURES do you guys have experience with that have moon lights and I know I want t-5 blues and metal halides. What are your thoughts on what I should get. Your help is greatly appreciated. I dont want to build anything. I want a fixture all in one. I would prefer internal ballast. Also I want metal halides that I can replace the 10k with 14k.
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Old 08-16-2009, 10:36 PM   #2
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So maybe a hood and retro fit is the way to go.
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Old 08-17-2009, 03:52 AM   #4
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Ill be getting one here soon
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Are they going out of business or something? Many of their fixtures are discontinued. what gives? I had two LFS trying to sell those same lights to me before I went with my current system.
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since you already have the t5's in a fixture how about something like this instead.
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he would have to have two of those for a 48" tank though wouldnt he, matt

No they arent going out of business, they make some of the best lights IMO
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No they arent going out of business, they make some of the best lights IMO
I totally agree. For all in one options, they are just about the most popular and well reviewed that I've seen. Current's customer service is also top notch.
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