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Old 01-10-2009, 02:00 PM   #21
 
Thanks for the comments,

SKAustin, your experience is valuable. I think I've ruled out PC lighting now. Not only because of your experience with them, but also about 10 other sources.

Onefish2fish(redfishbluefish):
Thanks for your comments as well... Somehow I still find my way back to t5 wherever I look...

My question is this then... Since the 250 watt MH is out of the question for LPS corals, If you had $165 what would you choose, 2x24w t5, 2x75w VHO, 3x75w VHO, or 2x65w PC?

I'm listing these because they're pretty much the only options I have... My current lighting is a coralife aqualight (2x18w t5), so any of these would be in addition to my current lighting as long as it fits.
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Old 01-10-2009, 02:30 PM   #22
 
btw, onefish:

the cannister is in there still mainly for flow... I've taken out the internals, and I usually clean out the sediment every other week. Sometimes I run carbon for a few days.
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Old 01-10-2009, 08:33 PM   #23
 
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i think you can find a deal on t5s that allow you a decent fixture. You dont have corals in your tank yet right? Why not save for alittle bit for alittle more money for something thats going to be worth while. Putting $25 away a week puts you $100 closer to better lights in a month. If your handy look into retrofit kits. Search ebay, post an ad in www.craigslist.com for your area (i would replace the bulbs if you went this route)
As for carbon i run it constantly. Mainly because corals release toxins all the time and it helps removing them from the water. (esp. zooanthids and palythoas) Media Reactors are about $30-40

This may also be an option, again search around for a good deal because they exist.
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