400 watts on 20 gal?

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400 watts on 20 gal?

Postby causeofhim on Sat Jan 08, 2005 9:03 pm

Ok, I have a dilema. Someone is willing to give me a 400w mh setup, all it needs is a reflector, bulb, and to be mounted. It has an Advance M59 ballast. My tank is only 20 gal tall.

I want to have corals, but I like some soft corals as well. Basically I want a lot of coral color in my tank.

Is this too much?

My tank is in my home office and I dont want to have to put on my sunglasses to work in there.

If I do not take this I will probably look at buying 175 or 250 watt, but would rather spend nothing with this.

Please help a brother out. :wink:

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Postby Ereefic on Sat Jan 08, 2005 9:19 pm

If it's free, take it. Maybe you could use it down the road. Although I wouldn't put it on a 20. That's just too much light and alot of heat for that size tank. A 175 would even be too much IMO. This is all my opinion of course. :)
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Postby Brad_608 on Sat Jan 08, 2005 11:37 pm

then sell it to me and buy a 125w :lol: :lol:
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Postby jbartig on Mon Jan 10, 2005 11:28 pm

Never turn down free stuff. Take it. :)

Then go buy an appropriately sized light for your tank. In a year you can look back at how much money you saved on your electric bill.

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