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  1. Advanced Topics
    I am newly trying to revitalize my ten year old aquarium. I picked up a GBTA a month and a half ago. It's been very pale and shrinking. Thought it was a gonner. Today I came home and it spilt four times! All in their glory!
  2. Want to Buy
    I still use metal halides and no plans to change to LED's. The only MH bulb I like is the discontinued Reeflux 12K 400 watt mogul bulb. I tried all the others...but just don't like them. too yellow, too blue, too white, too dim, too bright...what a pain!! The Reeflux were the only ones that...
  3. Selling Forums
    I bought this setup as a great deal a few months ago but haven't had time to set it up. Now that we're moving I'm not sure i'll have time to keep my current tank, let alone set up a new system like this one. 120 gallon glass tank, custom acrylic sump made to fit under stand, and the wood...
  4. Selling Forums
    Hey all! If you're looking to get some powerful metal halides for cheap this could be for you! AquaticLife 48" HID Metal Halide / T5 Actinic with LED moonlights and timer. 2x150W metal halides + 2x54W T5 lamps Product Info Link Issues with the light (please read!): Occasionally, the halide...
  5. Selling Forums
    48" AquaticLife 2x150W Metal Halide + T5 Combo $160 obo - moving must go! Hey all! If you're looking to get some powerful metal halides for cheap this could be for you! AquaticLife 48" HID Metal Halide / T5 Actinic with LED moonlights and timer. 2x150W metal halides + 2x54W T5 lamps Product...
  6. Lighting, Filtration and Other Equipment
    Back in 2008 I had a couple year running reef tank with soft and hard corals. I was using 2 metal halides and four t5 bulbs. Im about to start up another tank and all I see are led lights in both oceans and seas and the other place on Gratiot. The tank will be a red sea 54 gallon drilled with sump
  7. Reef Discussion
    So the T5 actinics are not working in my fixture. They worked for a bit, but over the course of a couple days they began not wanting to turn on and now won't come on at all. I'm assuming the ballasts are bad for them, as the Halides & those ballast are working fine. Anyone have any thoughts as...
  8. New to the Hobby
    Hi Folks, New to the state (Aussie, spent 3.5 years in NY) - and finally have a house of my own which means a tank is on the cards once again. Used to keep a 20 Gallon drilled with sump nano, mostly running SPS under Metal Halides back in Australia. Plan now that I'm established here is to...
  9. Selling Forums
    SOLD ! - LOTS OF LIGHTING FS - T5, MH set ups and bulbs All SOLD - thanks
  10. Do It Yourself
    A friend says this is possible. He claims he is currently using his collection of African cichlid tanks to heat his home. I am skeptical, but keenly interested as I will be in the market to replace my furnace next year. His is an older (1930s woodframe built) 1-story 1250 s/f home that is 80%...
  11. Selling Forums
    i have a a dual 250Watt HQI ballast with 2 remote reflectors hoods, the transformer will shut of automatically if you over heat $200 obo i also have a large high quality hood for a 1000 watt fixture, and is like new measures 28x39 inches with 8 inch ducting $90 finally an ice cap ballast...
  12. Selling Forums
    Hi All, I just bought XR30's:3195: for my 110g so I am looking to quickly sell my ATI SunPower. I've had the fixture for three years. I love that you get the benefits of T5's with the gradual change in light of LED's. The light is in excellent condition. Two years ago I had to change a...
  13. Lighting, Filtration and Other Equipment
    Hello, Im using metal halides and was looking on ebay for LEDs since i am downgrading tank to something smaller and this seems easy to install any one uisng these with sps? E27 15 21 27 36 54W LED Aquarium Light Coral Reef Tank Plant Grow Lamp PAR38 | eBay thank you
  14. Selling Forums
    Hello.... I am going to be holding a basement sale soon where I will be selling all kinds of saltwater related items. This will be a complete liquidation as I plan on listing my home for sale in January, so everything must go and will be priced to sell. I will be negotiable on prices if...
  15. Announce Frag Meets & Swaps
    WHEN: Saturday October 10, 2015 11:00 AM WHERE: American Legion Hall - Clifton Post 22001 Brookpark Road Fairview Park, OH 44126 ADMISSION: General Admission Entry Fee - $5.00 - Children 12 and under are free. We will have plenty of tables available on the day of the swap for general admission...
  16. Photography
    Getting good pictures under LEDs remains a challenge for me. Getting the correct color balance is a struggle, and then detail can be hit or miss. Despite a good camera... Nikon D5100 with a fixed macro lens... I just don't get the results I'd expect. So I got an early production pre-release of...
  17. Selling Forums
    I have a Hamilton Technology single mogul style bulb 250 Watt Metal Halide with two VHO bulbs. This is a 48 inch long fixture, and has a fan on it that comes on when the Metal Halide is on. I used this fixture over my 90 Gallon and it worked fine, just upgraded to a much bigger tank so needed a...
  18. Selling Forums
    2 Metal Halides, Ballast, Bulbs, and Reflectors 250 Watt Each I have a Metal Halide set up I'm no longer using. Just going to do a Nem for my Clowns and a softie or two, so just got one LED over my tank. I have two Metal Halides that are 250 Watts each. They have the basic reflectors that...
  19. Trading Forums
    2 - Metal Halides 250 Watt each with Ballast & Bulbs / 48 Inch Metal Halide VHO combo Deleted This thread
  20. Lighting, Filtration and Other Equipment
    I'm picking up a 90 gallon in a few days, and would like some advice for lighting since there is quite a bit out there since I got out of the hobby 8 years ago. I was using T5's and loved them at the time, but now there's LED.. which is better? I'll eventually have a nice mix of different types...
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