Metal Halides

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  1. gavinp

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    Does anybody have experience with metal halides in a planted tank? I have a 4ft and am thinking of using a 2x150W MH with 2x54W T5 combo pendant. (instead of a 4x39W T5 - which are 3ft tubes)
     
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  3. Rory

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    Henk used 2 150W MH's (with some T4's or something) on his old planted cube. The plants grew like crazy...
     
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    I am using a 150w MH over my nano. It works very well. If I understand correctly, it is a good idea to have CO2 with very high levels of lighting.
     
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    Yea you need to pump the fertz and CO2 to get the max out of the light
     
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    I can really recommend pressurized co2. You can really see the difference.

    This is what it looks like on my nano
    50x60 display and a height of 40.

    [​IMG]
     
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    I have bought mine from a online shop. Dorry pets.
    You should be able to get it from any place that stocks marine equipment.
    I have also heard of guys getting some from electric equipment shops at cheaper prices.
     
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    the co2 equipment?
     
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    Only the metal halide but most places that keep marine equipment should have Co2 equipment since they use it on calcium reactors.
     
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    Lanzo has some great prices.... maybe rory should get him on as a sponsor here?
     

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