Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > General Aquarium Forums > General Hardware/Equipment Discussion

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
Old 04-01-2010, 04:11 PM   #31
Aquarium Advice Freak
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: OHIO
Posts: 294
Originally Posted by ryshark View Post
That PAR would fry my corals and bleach their color. I have to be careful putting coral under my Lumenarcs with Radiums which are 66-PAR. Even when going up slowly, its too much PAR for some of my acros. However, my bulbs are a little too close to the surface. I am going to have a higher canopy built.
I hope that it isnt too much for my tank. The reason I want to go with the XM's is because my tank is 30" deep. What do you think? Be okay?

sgc0286 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2010, 04:30 PM   #32
SW 20 & Over Club
ccCapt's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Northeast PA
Posts: 5,362
Send a message via ICQ to ccCapt
You will be fine. I know ppl who use 400w MH's on tanks that deep.

Those XM 10k's are AWESOME! I thought the 175w Iwasaki's were bright.....these blow them away. They are SUPER BRIGHT WHITE. I was a little worried I would light stress the corals so I got some eggcrate and 2 layers of screen to cut the light penetration, but it seemed alot darker than before with the 175's. I got in touch with Eric Borneman again and he told me to remove the screen and just use the eggcrate since that will diffuse the light enough not to cook them yet still have an increase in PAR. I'll leave the eggcrate in place about a week.

Did I mention I love this 250w XM 10K + VHO SuperActinic combo?

125g reef
See My Tank Info
Check out The build project
ccCapt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2010, 06:23 PM   #33
Aquarium Advice Freak
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: OHIO
Posts: 294
Lol, yeah I think you mentioned that. I'm starting to think you invested in XM stock. I will definately try them out. Thanks
sgc0286 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2010, 10:09 AM   #34
Aquarium Advice Activist
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: NJ
Posts: 192
I have xm 10k's w/2 80w actinics and the tank looks great. the guy who helped me with my canopy even liked them. on my upgrade I think i'll stick with xm bulbs. I was told to do straight t5's but I like the shimmer effect of the MH's.

jcmelski is offline   Reply With Quote

halide, ich, metal, metal halide

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
metal Halide madstyle1 General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 0 11-03-2008 12:52 AM
Metal Halide Dominick DIY Projects 6 08-03-2008 07:06 PM
Metal Halide General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 5 08-25-2005 11:43 PM
METAL HALIDE HELP ??? OceanMist Saltwater Reef Aquaria 8 05-09-2005 04:52 PM
metal halide ohio reefer Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 8 10-23-2003 07:06 PM

» Photo Contest Winners

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:14 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.