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    What Halides for 72"l x 36"w x 27"d?

    I think that would probably be great. Mine are the original a360s and I didn't think they penetrated as deep as I hoped. My LPS about 8" below surface loved them. I really debated adding T5s and had it all planned out but decided to just go with halides. Mostly because I didn't want to change...
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    What Halides for 72"l x 36"w x 27"d?

    I always used 10k. Pretty excited to try some 14k and maybe 20k �� Surprisingly the 6 a360s aren't enough really. My experience is that I don't get the same par/intensity unless I have the led wattage similar to Halides. So the a360 is 90w and I needed to double them up in each...
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    What Halides for 72"l x 36"w x 27"d?

    Thanks. I have 6 kessil a360 and 4 mitras LX7 for my led supplementation. 😁🤦 Were you running SE or DE? Back when I ran Halides I only used SE. Didn't really think about it. Just plug in and grew coral & clams like crazy.
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    What Halides for 72"l x 36"w x 27"d?

    Thanks. Do you think it matters DE v SE? It seems bulb selection is better with SE these days. But bRS has 400w DE Caymans on clearance for $50...
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    What Halides for 72"l x 36"w x 27"d?

    I'm looking to ditch my LEDs and go with halides on my 300dd. Last time I ran halides was 96-2002. There aren't many options for reflectors these days. What would you all recommend for reflectors and watts if I want about 150 par on the floor? My tank is a peninsula. Lots of conflicting...
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    Lighting for sale

    Thanks Larry! I should have asked instead of assuming: these are the DE minis that are about 15" right? And 250w? My tank is 3' wide but I think that should be fine. I've got a galaxy selectable ballast w/ 250 and HQI which should work I assume? I got rid of all my halide stuff years ago...
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    Lighting for sale

    I might be crazy but I'd be happy to pay the shipping and packaging costs if you were willing to simply drop it all off at UPS and have them package it. They do a good job.
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    Lighting for sale

    Are you willing to ship? If so, how much to ship the Luminarc and ballasts to Portland Oregon? Wish I were in NY to just pick up.
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    EcoTech Marine Vectra S2

    If my tank weren't in the dinning/tv room, with noise being an issue, my return pump would be reeflo or iwaki. Bullet proof. I have an iwaki powering my mixing station running virtually 24/7. It's a tank.
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    My battle with GHA, my "parameters" and the future: a diary

    In the last two weeks, I've been scrubbed the rocks 2x and been blasting them with baster 3x per day. I dosed 10g of Spectracide stump remover two days ago to bring nitrates up from 0 to 10ppm. I now believe it was GHA but turf algae with dinos on top that made it appear like GHA. The dinos...
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    How to clean old filter socks?

    I use them when I blast my rocks/clean the tank. And for some extra water polishing if the water looks a little cloudy.
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    EcoTech Marine Vectra S2

    Sorry to hear that... At least I didn't lose anything.... I had been a loyal eco-tech customer, and would have continued purchasing pumps had they admitted the defect to me and replaced it. Now my business goes to ReefOcto.
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    EcoTech Marine Vectra S2

    I had a Vectra L1 for a return. The insides literally melted. Ecotech basically said too bad, out of warranty, despite it being clearly a design defect. Pump was only a couple years old. From what I understand, this was a design defect and has since been fixed. I was disappointed they...
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    Are sumps worth it in a nano?

    I ran a 15g sump on a 20g reef. I think its definitely worth it. Like mcgyvr said, you have the increased volume. You also get to put your heaters etc down there. Its also a good learning experience for when you move up to a larger system. It also makes for a good isolation/time out tank if...
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    NEW RODI system issues

    I'm no expert, but I believe your water temp decreases efficiency. Following along because I have cold water too.
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