metal halides over a 60 x30 x 36 advice.

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  1. Mark Evans

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    metal halides over a 60 x30 x 36 advice. thoughts?

    im after decent MH lights. sfter seeing them in TGM i was amazed in the difference in quality of light.

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  2. Garuf

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    The best one for a tank of this size would ideally be a 70watt one, I know that both arcadia and aquamedic both offered them but I haven't been able to find them in the uk. Maybe TMG can help?
     
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    AE do a 70w pendant MH, just wondered if they were any good. did you get the hc garuf?

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    I did, I have Wayyyy too much still I was about to post up a thread giving it away.
     
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    better too much than not enough. i was wrong about AE. thats a 150w pendant.
     
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    I suppose you could just go for a 150 and hang it really high up? I'd still try and get a 70w one though, like I said before I've found them but only stateside. :(
     
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    Here's a 70W one. http://www.aquaessentials.co.uk/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=12_228&products_id=1451

    Beautiful, but not cheap. I was considering this ages ago and emailed to ask if it was poss to buy it and later on if need be use a 150W bulb. They said that this is not poss and I would need to buy a whole new unit.

    I reckon if you get a 150W one, you better fill that tank right up with plants otherwise you might have problems!

    I'd love a MH, but I think that they aren't so great on smaller tanks.

    EDIT: Just get a 24W T5 Osram 8000K for a fiver, the difference is worth the money tenfold!
     

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