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Old 04-01-2005, 04:54 PM
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Default Metal Halide vs Power Compact

I'm setting up a 100g planted FW tank and I'm looking at lighting options.
It will be C02 injected and I will need about 400w of light. I've seen
fixtures with 4 96w PC and an assortment of metal halide fixtures and a
mixture of both. Questions a fixture/balast cost, bulb cost, bulb life,
light quality etc.



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Old 05-01-2005, 06:06 PM
Nick Wise
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FWIW, I like MH. It seems to really punch the light better into deep
tanks. I also think it makes a tank look more natural by causing
shadows and highlights that flourescents do not. Other than that, both
will do a great job growing plants. As for the ballasts, I got mine
free, so I can't judge!

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