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Old 12/16/2007, 06:18 AM   #1
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6' ft tank what lighting setup do you have?

trying to get some ideas!


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Old 12/16/2007, 06:28 AM   #2
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My 6ft 260g uses 2 icecap 250w MH ballasts & 2 luminarc reflectors.

More then I need for my FO tank


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Old 12/16/2007, 06:48 AM   #3
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(6) 80W T5s over a 180G.


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Old 12/16/2007, 07:34 AM   #4
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i would use the 2-250's in lum III's as well


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Old 12/16/2007, 07:52 AM   #5
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3 -175 halides, 3 spiderlite reflectors/ 4- 65 w pc


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Old 12/16/2007, 08:05 AM   #6
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3 250 Watt XM 10K and 2 6 ft. vho actinics on my 180. I am in the process of upgrading reflectors. I had 3 "spider light" types of reflectors. I have replaced the center light with a LumenBright Mini. The light seems too focused and not broadly dispersed. I am getting a Lumenarc mini soon, and hopefully this will be better than the LumenBright, so I will most likely end up with one LumenBright and two Lumenarc minis. All of the above are single ended btw.

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Old 12/16/2007, 08:29 AM   #7
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Over my 270 there are three 250 MH in Luminarcs and 4X96w PC over the back section of the tank. Over the 135 are two 250 MH in spyder reflectors. What you use depends on the depth and width of the tank, not just length.


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Old 12/16/2007, 08:34 AM   #8
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I just ordered a 12 x 80W T5 retrofit for my 220.


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Old 12/16/2007, 08:39 AM   #9
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Aquactinics 72" T-5 Constellation.






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Old 12/16/2007, 09:03 AM   #10
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Running this for a year until a couple of days ago

3 x Icecap driven MH 250W SE with Lumenarc III reflectors
2 x Workorse driven T5 80W with Tek2 reflectors
6 x CurrentUSA lunar ligth

Just switched to

9 x Icecap 660 driven T5 80W with SLR reflectors
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Old 12/19/2007, 10:19 PM   #11
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I use 3 175 metal halide & 2 72" VHO's


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Old 12/19/2007, 10:49 PM   #12
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3 x 250w MH's using Lumenmax III pendants.


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Old 12/20/2007, 02:27 AM   #13
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more pictures would be great also!! thanks...


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Old 12/20/2007, 07:33 AM   #14
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BTW, if you have two center braces for your 6ft tank then don't go with two reflectors you'll have a terrible shadow in your tank. I tried it then had to buy another L3 since it was so annoying to look at. If you do go the route of L3s get minis instead if your depth is not too much, it'll give you more room for supplementation.

This is my tank with the large L3s and some T5s.




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Old 12/20/2007, 07:45 AM   #15
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3 mini Lumenarcs w/ 400W Coralvue E ballasts and one 72" Super Actinic VHO.


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Old 12/20/2007, 08:40 AM   #16
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I use 3-lumen max 3 pendants on 250w blue wave HQI ballast. Currently running Ushio 14k, but probably going back to phoenix soon.



If I was going to buy now Id probably consider 2-3ft ATI t5 fixtures, or 400w single ends in lumenarcs on HQI ballast with radiums


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Old 12/20/2007, 08:47 AM   #17
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(3) Icecap 250w MH ballasts + large Lumenarc reflectors + Reeflux 12k


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Old 12/20/2007, 10:09 AM   #18
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125 with 2x175 MH SE Hamilton 14ks and 1x250 MH SE hamilton 14ks




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Old 12/20/2007, 10:44 AM   #19
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3 250 watt hamilton retro on hamilton M58 ballasts.


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Old 12/20/2007, 01:15 PM   #20
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8 x 39W OD T5s (icecaps) + 2 x 6' VHO actinincs (in a canopy.) Pretty good SPS growth so far. My RBTA has split 3 times. Very happy with this over-all.


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Old 12/20/2007, 02:10 PM   #21
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I'm using an outer orbit 3x250 MH's with 8x39 T-5's and 24 night LED's (12 white and 12 blue) on my 180. It's one of the nicest fixtures I've had and comes complete with fans and timers. I tryed just T-5's but I really love the shimmer of MH's.


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Old 12/21/2007, 01:14 AM   #22
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keep the pics and lighting specs coming guys!


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Old 12/21/2007, 09:11 AM   #23
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6 x 96w PCs - mix of Actinic, 10K and 14K. Looking to add MH - dream of having a Solaris....


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Old 12/21/2007, 10:50 AM   #24
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Old 12/27/2007, 03:51 AM   #25
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