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View Poll Results: What should I do here

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  • Get sunpod and deal with the top being open

    3 37.50%
  • keep the hood and stock lighting/keep it simple since I am a SW newb

    5 62.50%
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  1. Default Pros and Cons of getting a 150 watt sunpod


    0 Not allowed!
    I was thinking about ditching my hood and buying a used 150 watt sunpod fixture. Of course the top would be open then. Does anyone have any experience with these? I know my top-offs would get intense. Plus my room gets colder in the winter and hot in the summer. I think I could use 70 or 150 in that particular ballast.
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    0 Not allowed!
    What i personally would do, is get a 70w or 50w (yes, some people make 50w) metal halide. 150w would be overkill

    if you could though, i would just retrofit 4x24w T-5's. you could keep a variety of corals, but T-5's run cool

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    0 Not allowed!
    The heat in the tank would be your biggest issue. A 150w MH will put off a lot of heat and heat the water to more than you want it to be.
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    0 Not allowed!
    I wouldn't get 150 watts on a 24g tank. Cocoa's idea about the T5 retrofits would not only be better heat-wise, but it would prevent the unneeded loss of having fish jump out. All marine fish have the potential to jump.
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  5. #5

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    0 Not allowed!
    Quote Originally Posted by Tigerbarb
    All marine fish have the potential to jump.
    I found that out the hard way when I had a sabae clown jump out after having him over a month. Now I have eggcrate for a top. I would get t-5's versus MH, unless you want to invest in a cooler.

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