Metal Halides only

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by silvano14, 9 Aug 2008.

  1. silvano14

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    Hi.

    I was wondering can you run a marine tank only on metal halides.

    If so what wattage and how many of them?
     
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  3. Rory

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    Yes. Wattage and amount depends on the size of the tank and the corals.
     
  4. Zookeeper

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    Yes I have seen plenty of nano`s running on MH alone,just use a higher K say around 1400k for that nice crisp light colour.
     
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    yip, ditto what rory said
     
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    Yes you can.
    You want a white look, go for 10K. If you looking for a blueish look, go for 12-14K
     
  7. MyKey

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    I am running my tank on MH only.

    2 * 150 watt. One a 20K and the other a 10K. Got softies and SPS
     
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    silvano14

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    Hi Mykey,

    How deep is your tank?
     
  9. MyKey

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    Hi I have a cube 60x60x60 and dont have no issues with the lights
     

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