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29 gallon BioCube upgrade


Cosmoreef

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Hi right now in my tank i have stock lighting and its doing great with xenia, GBTA, zoas, and mushrooms. but i want to upgrade it i have a 100$ limit. is ther any upgrades in that range, THANKS.

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The metal halide hood for the jbj's are $300 I think, I dont no about the bc. You could get a 150w metal halide clamp lamp. I think the 150w is $220. You wont be able to get much at all with $100 sorry... lights aren't cheap.

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What about adding LEDs to your existing lights/hood? Is that a viable option? For $100 you're probably only looking at 10-12 LEDs but it is additional par if that is the goal

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Meengineer0128

Thats what I did with my BC. Instead of taking off the hood and buying a MH, I just did a mod on the hood and added LED's in additon to the PC's. Looks pretty good, though I will eventually eliminate the PC's all together and just go LED's.

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What about adding LEDs to your existing lights/hood? Is that a viable option? For $100 you're probably only looking at 10-12 LEDs but it is additional par if that is the goal

 

The only thing with the LED strips is that the light spread is minimal it is like a spot light and doesn't cover the tank.

 

These guys have inexpensive lights, but they are controversial. Some have had great luck and others have not. http://aquatraders.com/

 

Here is another site some people are raving about:

http://www.fishneedit.com/metal-halide.html

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