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  • Nano Lighting Options.

    For roughly the same cost I can do 2 real lighting options in my nano.

    A) I could do a 70w MH pendant

    or

    B) I could rework the hood and mount t5s inside.

    Question is: If I did MH, could I have like a clam or a monti? Is 70w enough for a 12g tank?


  • #2
    is the 70w Mh a Mh that works on our tanks i know there are diffrent wattages out there but not all will work on salt water tanks as far as i know the smallest are the 150w but if it is and im wrong yes it will work
    Nick
    Nick
    180G SPS Mainly
    10 Bulb T5 Starfire
    Calcium Reactor
    3 Tunze 6105's
    Profilux Controller
    ATB Return w/ wavysea
    ATB M External Skimmer


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    • #3
      Sean, check out www.nano-reefs.com - I think a lot of guys over there are running the 70MH on their nanos. I also think a lot of them are able to keep clams and sps with that sort of set up.
      --Matt

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      • #4
        Matt,

        I'm a member there, that's why I asked, cause I was reading some threads of retrofitting a 70w MH into my hood.

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        • #5
          oh ok, well use the search feature on who is using that 70 retro and see what they are keeping.
          --Matt

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          • #6
            This is a pretty wicked lighting system for a nano

            400 gallon reef, Bubble King 300, I~Spin, 2 x 10,000K BLV 400W, 2 x 20,000K Radium 400W, 2 x 6,400K Osram 400W, Schuran Jetstream 1, AquaController Pro

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            • #7
              Or maybe I could just ask here?

              Well you know, I'm getting ready for class, you're not busy right? You look

              (Get me your resume!)

              Orion, is 250 or 400 watts?

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              • #8
                Ok, I've talked to a guy about it and I found a 70w MH retrofit I'm going to do.

                Do you think with 70w of MH over 12gs I can have SPS?

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                • #9
                  yeah i dont see y not almost 7 wpg and PAR is the big factor that helps sps grow and color
                  Nick
                  Nick
                  180G SPS Mainly
                  10 Bulb T5 Starfire
                  Calcium Reactor
                  3 Tunze 6105's
                  Profilux Controller
                  ATB Return w/ wavysea
                  ATB M External Skimmer


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                  • #10
                    It's going to be 2'' off the water, 70w DE 10K bulb (I may try and get a 20K or 14K).

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                    • #11
                      what brands make 70w ?
                      Nick
                      Nick
                      180G SPS Mainly
                      10 Bulb T5 Starfire
                      Calcium Reactor
                      3 Tunze 6105's
                      Profilux Controller
                      ATB Return w/ wavysea
                      ATB M External Skimmer


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                      • #12
                        Quite a few, I've heard big names.

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                        • #13
                          I think I'm going to have to settle with another method of lighting. It seems the mod won't work in the OG nano cube. The vents are slighting changed and right now a MH wouldn't have much exhaust.

                          I need some decent, cost effective lighting options..

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                          • #14
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                            Nick
                            Nick
                            180G SPS Mainly
                            10 Bulb T5 Starfire
                            Calcium Reactor
                            3 Tunze 6105's
                            Profilux Controller
                            ATB Return w/ wavysea
                            ATB M External Skimmer


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                            • #15
                              Sean on my 10 gallon i was running a 96w powerquad PC and my montis were fine.I just added a 70w retro with a ushio DE because i added a millie and i'll be adding a acro.So far everything is really doing nicely.One small fan and the tank stays about 81 only thing is evaporation,i bet i lose 12-14 ounces a day.This was supposed to be my test tank but it turned out real nice,my daughters adopted it for now...hth

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