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05/06/2007, 09:22 AM
05/06/2007 11:20 AM
Registered: Aug 2003
Location: Weeki Wachee Fl.
W/T 400 watt I/C for 250 watt I/C
I have three 400 watt Ice cap ballast 220 volt ,, and I'm down grading . I would like to trade them for three 250 watt Ice Cap ballast. This would be a good chance for someone to up grad to 400 watters.
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Hobby Experience: Salt Water since1972 Reef since 2000
Current Tanks: 225 gal. reef tank,110 gal. sump, DIY skimmer., 3X400W Ice Caps W/ 20K XMs , 4x 165W VHOs , AC II custom DIY chiller
Interests: Reef tanks , Fishing,Hockey,GO LIGHTNING.
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05/12/2007, 10:55 AM
Sounds like you are trying to reduce your electric bill. How about you just two 400 watters with lumeranic reflectors like this tank:
Just a thought.
Hope all is well.
05/12/2007, 03:03 PM
Chris , I thought about that , but my tank is 72"X30"X24" tall. Would the reflectors give me enough spread ,on the 72" ? I think I would need the large reflectors , for sure. Ted
05/14/2007, 08:17 AM
I am sure you would need the large reflectors, but I don't know if the spread would be good. Have you posted on the lighting forum. Matt L has a large tank with only 2 MH on it I believe. I wonder if his is 60" or a 72" tank?
I just saw the TOM and thought of you. (-: I hope you can just find a trade though.
I hope to see you this Saturday.
05/14/2007, 09:36 AM
Thanks Chris, I don't have room in my canopy for the large reflectors , but I think I will be going with the two 400 watters. If I do that there will be one less bulb to buy, when I need to change bulbs. I'm looking forward to see you again too. Ted
05/14/2007, 09:41 AM
I decided to keep my 400 watters . I will be selling one of the three. Ted
05/15/2007, 10:55 AM
Not only is bulb cost lower, but your electric bill will be much lower and maybe you chiller doesn't have to run as hard either.
If two bulbs create a shadow, I will bet you can arrange the rock as to take advantage of the shadow; like make a revine that looks deeper. Just a thought.
Glad you tank is doing well. I don't have much but you are welcome to anything I can frag. I have some of your green monti I believe. Not much of that in the Gulf though. )-:
05/19/2007, 10:07 AM
I might be interested in your lights and in general for chatting with you on regards to your tank and setup as I am building a 72" square x 24" deep and would like to pick over your brain a bit. Please visit my posting : http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=1123311 to catch you up on a few of my concerns and feel free to post. Hope to get some good insight and look forward to talking.
05/19/2007, 11:08 AM
CaptiveReefer , Just where are you located in the Tampa Bay area ? Send me a PM , and I'll get back with you . Ted
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