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Old 06-24-2005, 12:26 AM   #1
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VHO Bulb Question and Best Online Store..

Hey guys,

I'm in the middle of putting together my new 100gal 5ft tank.
Due to the tank specifics.. Being a all in one tank with enclosed hood etc. I am unable to get MH, and also my parents arent too happy with something hanging off the roof!!

So I'm wanting to get VHO bulbs, so that can increase the diversity of corals I can have.

Im just wondering what is the best online store to purchase from, that ships to OZ?

I cant find nothing around my local of Sydney!!!!

Thanks!

Matt
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Old 06-24-2005, 12:29 AM   #2
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Oh one more thing, can VHO's be used on their own or do generally have to be accompanied with MH's?
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Old 06-24-2005, 09:38 AM   #3
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For your first question, yes you can have just VHO lights for your tank and alot of people have this setup. People also use VHO actinic lights to supplement their MH lighting. The type of corals you plan on keeping should tell you what type of lighting is best for you. I personally have 4 x 110 watt VHO lights over my 90 gallon.
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Old 06-24-2005, 09:58 AM   #4
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...as for finding lights in your home-country: best of luck.

I also have 4x110 VHO supplemented with 50/50 PC as shown in my sig.

I can get just about anything.
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thanks guys..!
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go to www.hellolights.com they should be able to hook you up on some lighting and tell you anything you need to know....HTH
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my bulbs have two pins.. i've noticed that the pin arrangement in the US differs or am i just looking in the wrong place?
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gooy.. hellolights doesnt ship to Aust.. any ideas of places that ship internationally?
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Look under lighting
Its in Canada but I know they ship internationally. They'll just contact you with the shipping quote

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now i've just realised i need a different ballast for NO than VHO, how can i tell that my current ballast is rated for VHo or not?
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