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Old 04-02-2007, 03:39 PM   #1
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My 125 is only 12" wide. No Metal Halide?

So want to go to metal halide. But im not sure if i can fit a retro over the tank. And could metal halide be over kill for such thin tank?
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How tall/long? Overkill depends on what you plan on keeping.
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78". 6" of that is the overfill. 26" tall.
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You would need 3 MH to light that tank.

What do you plan on keeping?
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I use MH on my 55 gal and it's 12" wide. Width doesn't matter, it's depth.
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I know my 125 is 18 inches wide. According to this calculator it`s not 125 gallons according to the measurements you gave.

http://www.fantasyreef.com/flash/calculator.html

I agree you might not even need MH`s depending on what you have in your tank. What type corals are you going to have. Moving this to General Hardware and equipment discussion.
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It was sold under the pretense that it was 125. I found out later it was smaller (110-115 or even a hundred). It was a custom built tank for some guy that owned a office and housed a Octopus in there. so I still refer to as a 125G. Sorry if that confused you. Well now that I know that I can fit some MH under the hood, I guess Ill go purchase them. TFTA.
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How tall is the hood? I wouldnt go any closer than 6" to the water.
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