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Old 01-05-2019, 10:03 PM
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Metal Halide

Anybody still using metal halides? Debating on should I continue to use my 400w's or go with something else. T5/ Hybrids
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Old 01-06-2019, 12:36 AM
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Anybody still using metal halides? Debating on should I continue to use my 400w's or go with something else. T5/ Hybrids
I do, getting back into Acros soon.. I always had success at 250w never went higher.

I’d look into supplementing with LEDs/T5 and running the halides on shortened time.
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Old 01-06-2019, 12:39 AM
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I do, getting back into Acros soon.. I always had success at 250w never went higher.



I’d look into supplementing with LEDs/T5 and running the halides on shortened time.
My old setup was mh, with t5 and leds. Had the best growth with sps then any other lights.

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Old 01-06-2019, 06:39 AM
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I just went back. (welcome back by the way) I am running the Reefbrite Hybrids and loving them already. 2 tanks I am running the 36" 250W and XHO and then on my 93 Cube have a custom fixture running a 400W w Radium and 2x 24" XHO.

I was running T5 last 2 years. ATI with Reefbrites. I had no issues growing with them as well - but loving the halides so far.
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I say you have the space for heat dissipation and money to burn on electricity, mH is the way to go for your acros.
if you plan on a mixed reef, T5s and the new fangled leds are plenty good enough to get you consistent results. technology has upgraded for sure. I run like Reefinny used to 8 bulb T5, xho reefbrite combo and im seeing very nice results probably with a fraction of the heat produced and a lower PSEG bill.
you see the tanks with MH running, like VIO and TUSI and you get jealous, but you also see great tanks with the combos running. its all a matter of your situation imo.
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Old 01-06-2019, 02:51 PM
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I just went back. (welcome back by the way) I am running the Reefbrite Hybrids and loving them already. 2 tanks I am running the 36" 250W and XHO and then on my 93 Cube have a custom fixture running a 400W w Radium and 2x 24" XHO.

I was running T5 last 2 years. ATI with Reefbrites. I had no issues growing with them as well - but loving the halides so far.
Thanks. I love my Mh especially for sps tank. It's kinda of giving them up, lol
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Old 01-06-2019, 02:52 PM
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I say you have the space for heat dissipation and money to burn on electricity, mH is the way to go for your acros.
if you plan on a mixed reef, T5s and the new fangled leds are plenty good enough to get you consistent results. technology has upgraded for sure. I run like Reefinny used to 8 bulb T5, xho reefbrite combo and im seeing very nice results probably with a fraction of the heat produced and a lower PSEG bill.
you see the tanks with MH running, like VIO and TUSI and you get jealous, but you also see great tanks with the combos running. its all a matter of your situation imo.
I might have to get solar panels just for my Mh if I decide to go that route again, lol
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Old 01-06-2019, 02:56 PM
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Thanks. I love my Mh especially for sps tank. It's kinda of giving them up, lol
All three of my tanks have the halide shimmer now!

Let me know when your ready I will send you a pack.

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Old 01-06-2019, 02:59 PM
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See this is why its soo hard not to do MH's. Beautiful tanks bro.
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Old 01-06-2019, 03:08 PM
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Thanks man. I am running the twin arc reefbrite bulbs in the 80 and 100. I run 10k for a few hours then run 20k a few hours. Get the best of both worlds. The cube is straight up 400w 20k radium.


I am think solar panels might be a good idea... lol

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