MH Aqua medic pendant

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  1. ZaxXx

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    MH Aqua medic pendant... with 14000k or 20000k
     
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    leslie hempel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    @ZaxXx Try @SCOOBY he had a nice 2 x 250w +4 x 54w T5 unit for sale... not sure what the bulbs were though..
     
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    He sold them :(... thanks tho Leslie
     
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    bummer.. cool man.. will look out for you..
     
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    Thanks Les really appreciat it... while we on this subject. . . i have 6 T5s at the moment(39watt 10k). is it sufficient to sustain corals like a hammer and polyps??
     
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    yes that is suffecient even for sps depending on bulbs,reflectors,tank height,length and width...
     
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    ZaxXx Thread Starter

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    They aqua medic bulbs 39 watt 10 000k each... The tank height is 800 but I have rocks stacked up high almost right till the top.
     
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    i would say they are good for as much as 60cm penetration..

    but as ridwaan mentioned, there are various factors to consider most importantly being water clarity for maximum punch..

    im using 54w T5 (6atm) and they are doing fine.. my higher corals are colouring up nicley..

    i think the biggest schlep with T5 is the lifespan vs hailide.. hailide is good for 18 months + but T5 need replacing a little more frequently depending on brand of bulb and amount of hours they are on during the day...

    but you get to minipulate and tone your tank with T5 so each have their + and - points..
     
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    I think I'm alright with that since the lowest I'll put my corals will be about 600 from the top.How long does T5s last and how do I do know when they've had enough?
    With water clarity should I be running carbon? Or maybe wait until I get my tank stocked up with fish ?
     
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    lifespan is approx a year but it will depend on how long the tubes run daily..

    as for carbon i dont use it but i do believe in large frequent water changes... nothing wrong with using carbon though..
     
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    I have found carbon to be a great water polisher along with filter floss of sorts. I am running 8 x 39 w geisemann bulbs on a 650mm deep tank and I am getting nice growth. My light fitting is about 20cm ftrom the water's surface. Another factor for maximum light penetration is a still (or as close as possible) water's surface to prevent light being reflected back. I have found this helps a lot. Your water's surface also needs to be surfaced skimmed properly to remove the oily residue that builds up. Let the oxygenation happen within your plumbing and sump where water is slurped around
     
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    Really??? I always try add as much surface agitation so that I get a nice shimmer:p
     
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    I have a 3mnths old Metal Halide, will attach pic below for you with globe
    ML= Son-T 400W 220V 50HZ
    Globe 400W.....14000k
    If you still looking let know. I found the Corals alittle difficult for a beginner and run a fish only system....very expensive change of heart.
     
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    hmmmmm . . .
    400watt will be guzzler but lets see the pics mate . . .
     
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    All the light you'll ever need,that's forsure.....just trying to upload pics into my album. Will mail you when they up. If you interested could pull some strings to get it to a at a price my daughter works for a courier company..
     
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    yeorh! that looks expensive
     
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    I paid R4500 including the globe, if you want it you can have it for 2000.00 including the globe.
     
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    Thats a bit over my budget
    Thanks though :)
     
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    No problem.
     
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