Ok I need to upgrade my lighting either VHO
Both are about the same price to purchse out right, but both for my situation have advantages and disadvantages
But let me paint the picture so i can get some other input here.
I have a 4 foot in my bedroom currently the tank has a built in hood, which keeps the tank quite, there are 3 HO
tubes in the hood at the moment and there is also a trickle filter within the hood (just use noodles and carbon)
So my options are MH
with the MH
i will have to rid the hood as the MH
is the type you hang from the roof, which will make the tank a hell of a lot louder at night i can hear a trickle which is soothing, but when the hood its off i could imagne its is loud and wouldnt make for the best of sleep (parntner prolly wont like it at first )
is easier to obtain parts (i am in Asutralia they dont sell VHO
here, have to order it all from the US)
And the other down fall is the heat the only thing i can do is a chiller or put a fan over the top of the tank (more money)
I would be adding an extra tube for just under 400w of lighting = to the MH
The up sides are I can keep the hood and it wont be loud.
I Can built fans with in the hood (use computer fans 4 - 6 of them) to take the heat out of the hood and water.
However as said i am in Australia so i have to order everything from the US which can be a pain if i need something in a hurry.
Sorry for the long post but other input would be a huge help here i think.