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    thepanfish - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Default WTB Lighting and Return Pump

    I'm looking for lighting for a frag tank, something in the 36" to 48" coverage range but open to offers. Most likely a T5 4-8 bulb fixture but open to <175w halides and of course LEDs.

    Also looking for a return pump (internal or external) with about 400-500 GPH at 4ft of head pressure.

    If you have a sump/fuge let me know as well.

    Let me know what you have, you can PM or post in this thread.
    Last edited by thepanfish; 01-02-2012 at 03:22 PM.

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    I have a mag 9.5. I will look up to see its rating at 4-5 feet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by larryandlaura View Post
    I have a mag 9.5. I will look up to see its rating at 4-5 feet.
    Sounds good! This tank will be mostly anemones so I don't want SPS caliber flow.

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    I have a 2 bulb T5 HO retro for sale here... only $40.

    Tom

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    Its around 750 at 4-5 feet. It might be to high for what you need.
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    Quote Originally Posted by larryandlaura View Post
    Its around 750 at 4-5 feet. It might be to high for what you need.
    it will be going through about 4 90s and into a spraybar so that may lower the flow a bit. Plus I can ball valve it can't I?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom@HaslettMI View Post
    I have a 2 bulb T5 HO retro for sale here... only $40.

    Tom
    Thanks, I was looking more for a 4 to 6 bulb since the tank the light will be one it at its widest 32" I believe?

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    i've got a 4 bulb t5 retro that is mounted to legs that will fit a 48" long tank perfectly. don't know if you have ever used retros before or not but they normally give you much more light than a fixture and if anything ever goes out you can replace a part easily rather than the whole fixture. everything is in perfect shape but the bulbs could probably stand to be changed. end caps, reflectors, and standoffs are ice cap with a workhorse 5 or 7(can't remember but if your interested i could look when i get home). btw i'm still trying to get pics of the anemones just haven't been home long enough to get my camera out.

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    larryandlaura - Reefkeeper
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    I had a ball valve on it. I can see of its in my misc box. The pump was used for six months.
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    Quote Originally Posted by buk View Post
    i've got a 4 bulb t5 retro that is mounted to legs that will fit a 48" long tank perfectly. don't know if you have ever used retros before or not but they normally give you much more light than a fixture and if anything ever goes out you can replace a part easily rather than the whole fixture. everything is in perfect shape but the bulbs could probably stand to be changed. end caps, reflectors, and standoffs are ice cap with a workhorse 5 or 7(can't remember but if your interested i could look when i get home). btw i'm still trying to get pics of the anemones just haven't been home long enough to get my camera out.
    Cool, I'd like some pictures of both the news and the fixture whenever possible. Are the bulbs on individual reflectors with the waterproof end caps I assume? Also, are the legs removable? This will be going on a BRT type system and I all most likely have to hang the fixture. Do you think it'll be fine for anemones as well?

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    Quote Originally Posted by larryandlaura View Post
    I had a ball valve on it. I can see of its in my misc box. The pump was used for six months.
    Cool, hard plumbed with PVC?
    How much you want for it Lar?
    Last edited by thepanfish; 01-02-2012 at 03:15 PM.

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    $45 and it was hard plumbed to flex tube!
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