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  1. Lighting
    Hello: Brand new to the site, but I've been in the hobby for the better part of 3 decades now. Unfortunately, I've been out of the hobby for about 3 years now (law school, marriage, life got complicated), but I'm getting ready to start back up. I have a standard 90 gallon tank. I will use 2...
  2. Lighting
    The metal halide bulbs they sell at Home Depot will they work in a house light socket or one of those clamp light sockets, or would I need a higher amperage / volt breaker in the electric box?
  3. Lighting
    I have 2 150watt metal halide bulbs for a 50 gallon tank that used to be a reef tank. My question is, is this too much lighting for a planted aquarium or the fish that will be in it?
  4. Swap n Shop Archived Posts
    Looking for a fishneedit Metal Halide w/ ballast & hanging kit that someone wants to part with. A 70w or a 150w will suit me just fine. Please PM me if you have one that you want to sell. I will want to see pictures, so to save time you might include pics or links to pics. For reference, I'm...
  5. Tank Journals
    Well, I traded my 55g and 10g setup for a 105g :):flick::biggrin::icon_lol::hihi::bounce: It's dimensions are: 4'L x 2'D x 21"H. Came with LOTS of things, one thing being 2 Coralife 10,000K x 175w metal halides (1 of which blew the second I turned it on) hung horizontally 31" above the...
  6. Lighting
    I am needing some advice. I have an oceanic 215 gallon reef ready aquarium. The dimensions are 72"x24"x30" filtration is done through a 55 gallon sump with an iwaki 30RLT as a return. I have an RO/DI unit plumbed into the fish room. The tank was a reef but I'm wanting something different. Im...
  7. Lighting
    Is it possible to use a Metal Halide in a freshwater planted tank? I've decided I'm putting off setting up my saltwater tank until I have more time to devote to it. I'm going to be working and going to school full time next year so I fear that the tank will suffer for it so I'm waiting...
  8. Swap n Shop Archived Posts
    Hi Everyone, I have for sale a 250w metal halide clip on light. This is a fairly big clip on light (the wife calls it my clip on street lamp) and also comes with a built in fan to cool the tank from the heat of the bulb. Bulb is fairly old and the unit is all working. I am looking for...
  9. Lighting
    So I'm planning a low tech 180 for mostly tanganyikan cichlids. Java Fern, Java Moss, some val perhaps if I can keep it from melting and the usual suspects for a tank like this. My last twenty years of fish keeping was reefs and I just can't do a tank without shimmer lines. Yes I know lots of...
  10. Swap n Shop Archived Posts
    I'm looking to get a hood for my nanocube so I'm selling this awesome light. I've only used it less than a year, and I will throw in 2 extra 14k bulbs (new of course) as well as a 4-Row Fan. The light came with the mounting legs as well as the hanging kit. I've only used the legs, so the...
  11. Swap n Shop Archived Posts
    I have a 150W Metal Halide fixture by FishNeedIt and an extra bulb up for sale. You can find more details on this fixture here : http://www.fishneedit.com/150w-metal-halide-pendant-lig.html The bulb in the fixture is 6700K and the additional brand new bulb is 8000K. I bought this MH fixture...
  12. Lighting
    Hi guys. I have a 29 gallon planted tank and I'm trying to find a good carpet. Currently, I have a 2 x 24 w Nova SLR fixture over it. I was wondering if this was enough light and what kind of plants would be good for carpeting this tank fairly fast. I was also considering upgrading to a MH...
  13. Lighting
    Here's the ballast that came with my pendant. It works. It's the first MH I've ever seen, and it shines like the sun. Here's the 150W version from the company everyone raves about. Icecap. It's being sold HERE for about $150, I haven't looked into shipping. I want to do this right, but I...
  14. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Whats gonna happen when iI increase light conditions? I have ran low tech tank with 40 watts of light on this same 55 gal. I fertalized about twice a week.I'm planning to utilize a D.Y.I. C.O.2 system and i"m looking to utilize a 500watt metal halide fixture. So my question is this too much...
  15. Planted Nano Tanks
    I'm trying to improve my aquarium with a metal halide light. It is a very small aquarium, 5 gal (16" x 8" x 8"). The clamp lights seem like a nice fit, because it would allow me to have the top of the aquarium open, so I could look down through the surface. I am looking for something...
  16. Lighting
    Hello - I've got a new 100gal (60x18x20) acrylic tank that I intend to set up with african cichlids and a few plant types as recommended (yes I know the two don't always mix well and have read about some of the workarounds on this board). It's been awhile since I've been at this hobby so I...
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