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    VHO lighting question ??

    I have the upgrade bug baaaaaaad !!

    Had my 45 gal for over a year now and would now like to get myself a 90 gal. My current lighting are PC's and would like my 90 to be 4x110 watt VHO's.. Question is can I run a workhorse ballast - 1 for the 2 attinics and 1 for the 2 10k bulbs?? or do I need a workshorse for each bulb.

    Question 2 would this lighting be sufficient for some LPS and a few hard corals?? I know SPS's are out and thats ok because I want this reef tank to be mainly softies polyps and some hard and LPS's.

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    Cool

    yes you could use 1 work horse for 2 lamps but you might as well buy a ICECAP to run all 4 as the workhorse is not as good as the ICECAP 660

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    Thanks.. Another question for everyone would you chose either 4 x 4 foot t5's on a 90 gal tank or VHo's ? I'll be keeping prety much what I have and maybe a few more varieties of Softies polyps and a few low light demanding LPS's.

    I was also looking at the malide combo on aquatraders... http://www.aquatraders.com/index.asp...PROD&ProdID=14 anyone every try this company??? All input is greatly appreciated as I know this upgrade is long coming and wont be cheap

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    Whats the wattage on those T5's? I thought about getting a combo hood but if its like my AquaLight, alot of light bleeds into the room and is wasted. Why not make a canopy and use an Icecap for the t5/or vho and some tar's to run the MH if you wanted.

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    I am limited with space above the tank where I'm planning on putting it so halides are out unless I get the unit at aquatraders with the 2 DE 150's. I'm just curious to see what every one thinks of the unit and if they would chose VHO's or HO t5's for a 90 gal tank.. Which would penatrate better ?

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