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hansoloalaska

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Was wondering if anyone has put metal halide lighting on a 20g tank? I am currently using a 65w smartlite PC and would like to upgrade a bit. Ive also thought about making a custom hood and getting another 65w, running one actinic and one 10k bulb.

First post, thanks in advance!
 

Curtswearing

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Hansoloalaska,

WELCOME TO REEF FRONTIERS

I'm the board psychic and can give readings based on what people type. I predict that you are a Star Wars fan. :D

You could put a MH on a 20g but you will need to work out a way to keep the water in the tank cool. There are DIY chillers that can be made with those little refridgerators that people put in their dorm rooms.
 
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szidls

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Hey Hans,
I have a 20 gal long with a 20 gal sump. I have a 175watt SE MH on the tank. All I am using is a 6" clip fan over the sump for cooling. Tank has been staying 78.5 to 80 degrees. Hope it helps.:)
Scott
 

wrightme43

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Hey Curt is that psychic or psychotic? ha ha ha. Corallife has got a new 150 watt pendent out that is retractable and hangs from ceiling. Might be just what you need for adjusting the heat input compared to light input. Sorry Curt.
 

hansoloalaska

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Thanks for the info!

I think the easiest and cheapest for right now will be to get another 65w PC, make a new hood and add some moon lighting.

Dont think the wife would go for the MH yet!
 

Ritsuko Nashida

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24 gallon Nano

hoped this worked.....

Okay one more try..... :confused:

Sorry its not a better pic but thats the best I could do since I am not a Computer Geek and the computer is obviously 2% (probably more :D ) smarter than I am. The lighting is a tad bluer in the pic than reality...

HTHs.....
 
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