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Offline BSHANE651

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ok so i need the collective experience of the group
« on: December 11, 2004, 05:10:06 PM »
for the 55 gallon tank Les hooked me up with, im exploring some lighting
options and have came across a couple vendors that i am considering.  one option is another set of power compacts, her is the link
http://www.aquatraders.com/aquatraders/product_info.php?cPath=26&products_id=33

the other is going with halides, wich I will do if necessary, but i really dont want to keep sps anyway, if lps and softies are cool on pc, ill stick with that, anyway here is the link for the hallie
http://www.insidesun.com/index.php?action=item&id=702&prevaction=category&previd=2&prevstart=0

any advice appreciated
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400 WATT MH PENDANT 20K
4X55 PC
XENIA,FROGSPAWN,HAMMER,STARBURST,MUSHROOMS, ZOOS, CABBAGE,ORANGE CAP, BROWN MONTIPORA DIGITATA

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ok so i need the collective experience of the group
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2004, 06:49:05 AM »
bshane,
    I found a place in Seattle that sold lights really cheap.   They were PCs, ballast, bulbs, sockets for I think 40 dollars.    I will see if I can find them.    http://www.reeffrontiers.com/forums/html.php?file=../html_files/saltwater_city.htm
   check them out .   The guy there was very personable, and prices were very reasonable.  
hopet this helps,
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Re: ok so i need the collective experience of the group
« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2004, 06:49:30 AM »
Welcome to the Mid Columbia Club Shane, I just bought some strip lights like your looking for in the Power compact and i was able to get 65 watt lights in a 30" fixture. I also noticed you didn't want to keep SPS, LPS or any other hard corals, Also If you want to keep clams YOU will need Halides I have tried under Power compact and not had any good results.
JMHO ...Jeff


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for the 55 gallon tank Les hooked me up with, im exploring some lighting
options and have came across a couple vendors that i am considering.  one option is another set of power compacts, her is the link
http://www.aquatraders.com/aquatraders/product_info.php?cPath=26&products_id=33

the other is going with halides, wich I will do if necessary, but i really dont want to keep sps anyway, if lps and softies are cool on pc, ill stick with that, anyway here is the link for the hallie
http://www.insidesun.com/index.php?action=item&id=702&prevaction=category&previd=2&prevstart=0

any advice appreciated
150 gallon LPS reef Set up March 04
75 gallon SPS reef Set up Dec 04
Oceanic sump's #2&3,Mag drive pumps
PFO HORIZONTAL LIGHT, Aqua C skimmers

375 lbs live rock, Clams,lots of fish,SPS softies,Zoos,Anomes,And a few Pistol shrimps! all kinds of stuff

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ok so i need the collective experience of the group
« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2004, 09:04:30 AM »
I am not a PC or VHO light fan. I recomend MH everytime. They are just a much better light all around.

I run MH's over my Softy tank and would never go to VHO/PC lights.

BTW 400 Watts are too much for a 55. Look into the dual 175's.

Offline BSHANE651

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« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2004, 08:17:40 AM »
thanks for the feedback everyone

i don't intend on keeping any clams though, i actually think i prefer pc lighting, but if it is not adequate for the species i want to keep, then i would consider an upgrade, does anybody know where to get a economical
2 x 175 mh setup??
5 AGA
400 WATT MH PENDANT 20K
4X55 PC
XENIA,FROGSPAWN,HAMMER,STARBURST,MUSHROOMS, ZOOS, CABBAGE,ORANGE CAP, BROWN MONTIPORA DIGITATA

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« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2004, 12:28:30 PM »
Something like this might be good.  http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=3212&item=2360249586&rd=1&ssPageName=WD1V it's on ebay for buy it now.
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