Does anyone have the Outer Orbit HQI/Metal Halide, 150w light?

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    Do you think its enough for a 120 gallon tank? I'm using two 14,000 K metal halide bulbs.
     
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    Its only about 2 watts per gallon, what ya gonna keep in it?
     
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    Depends on what your plans for the tank are.
     
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    Yeah that's not enough light for hardly anything except mushrooms and zoas... Sorry. I would keep looking for something more powerful. T5s are cheaper and give you more bang for the buck than MH if price is the issue.
     
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    try aquatraders or docter foster and smith
     
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    I was planning on keeping some anemones, but low light anemones. What about corals? Anyone have suggestions on what types can be kept with 150 Watt metal halides?
     
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    Low light anemones? The only low light anemones are the pests that will kill everything else in your tank.

    Anemones generally need around 8 watts per gallon. How many 150 watt bulbs are you going to have on the 120? That's the important question...
     
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    Im going to have 2 14,000k builbs and 2 flourescent bulbs
     
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    300 watts of MH on a 120 g fish tank, you really won't be able to keep much... Most things require a minimum of 4 wpg. Anemones, more like 8 to 10. I know, watts per gallon is not a hard and fast rule, but we're ballparking it here, guys (Freak...).
     
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    I agree with your watts per gallon summary Biff when MH is the choice.We all know its different with T5's.
     
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