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dsn112
11/12/2007, 11:44 AM
http://www.marinedepot.com/ps_ViewItem~idProduct~ES53506.html

Is this any good, I can get one for a little less than 600.

Can you use this with a canopy if I get one down the line, either hanging in it or using the legs.

Reef Sponger
11/12/2007, 12:08 PM
I love my SLS Maristar as the reflectors are better and it uses low energy saving/high par value T5s intead of PCS.

CruzinKim
11/12/2007, 12:18 PM
2x 150w isn't enough for most reef applications. If you're looking to save on electricity, look into T5s.

marc nichols
11/12/2007, 12:24 PM
I can't compare to other similar lights, but mine seems to be functioning fine. This is a new system just cycling so I can't comment on quality of the output. Fan is a little noisy which I will rectify with rubber mounts/icecap fan when I need to get into the unit for service. Price was right.

Legs are desgned to sit on tank corners. I could not fit my custom made canopy which rests in same spots and will need to modify the legs or devise some other mounting.

dsn112
11/12/2007, 12:33 PM
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=11167187#post11167187 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by Reef Sponger
I love my SLS Maristar as the reflectors are better and it uses low energy saving/high par value T5s intead of PCS.

Where can I find info on these?

marc nichols
11/12/2007, 12:46 PM
The amount of light you will need depends on what you plan to place in the system and tank dimensions, most importantly, the height.

I have a 4 year old 12 gal w/64w of PC. It successfully supports several high light demanding corals in addition to many polyps/mushrooms and a Maxima clam (11 months now). The thing is practically over grown!

dsn112
11/12/2007, 12:53 PM
I would like to have the ability of adding a clam, My tank is
48Lx18Dx25.5H

Reef Sponger
11/12/2007, 12:53 PM
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=11167384#post11167384 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by dsn112
Where can I find info on these? http://www.sunlightsupply.com/product.cfm?sid=3569E338E0815D55341A6086A3DD1090&p=971&cs=products%2Ecfm%3Fsid%3D3569E338E0815D55341A6086A3DD1090%26c%3D25%26kys%3D%26pgi%3D1

What Marc post is correct. First figure out what you are going to keep in your tank and the tank height, then talk to a knowledgeable and reputable dealer about your purchase to confirm your choices. But remember, do it right the first time and you actually save money in the long run. For 24" - 29" height, it's better to go with 2x250w MH/ 2x 54w or 4x54w combo lighthood.

Racing1
11/12/2007, 01:18 PM
CruzinKim - Where do you get this from? 2X 150 MH are plenty for alot of reef systems. I have an outer orbit 2 X 150 with 4 t-5's and it works great on my 75 Gallon system... It really depends on what you are keeping...

CruzinKim
11/12/2007, 02:27 PM
150W MH is good for up to 20" depth in the tank, anything deeper should go with 250W and the 90g is 24" deep. As for 4x 54W, that alone is enough lighting for most tanks if using individual reflectors, so your 2x 150W is a bonus. :D