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    2x 250 watt halides over a 29 gallon is overkill IMO
     
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    i would just go leds, after shipping and get new bulbs ( those bulbs are old) it would easily be another 150...
     
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    after shipping and buying new bulbs youd be well over 400 bucks, i would go with leds, my lfs makes a complete plug and play 24 3 watt led light for 180 bucks
     
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    shipping wont be necesaary i can pick it up locally , as for bulbs i thought MH bulbs lasted a year, hum ok thanks guys
     
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    i tihnk its usually around 8 months, ps you need to change your current aquarium description. you arent skimmerless anymoree:)
     
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    o_O wuuut someone pays attention to my stuffs lol :cheerful:
     
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    If you do purchase that fixture, I would go ahead and plan on changing the bulbs right away so that you don't have to mess around with it. Anderson14 had a 29 gallon before he set up 'The Twins' and he only had a single Halide over it and it was plenty of light. I don't know for certain but I'd guess it was a 75W or a 150W halide. With 2x 250W halides you're going to melt anything you put in that tank, and I'd also guess that those halides would heat the water of your tank up by several degrees as well (depending on how high over the tank you hang them)
     
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    Check fishneedit.com.I love there lights.I had there 36'' 4 bulb T5 setup,the stock bulbs only last a few months tho but otherwise there awesome.
     
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    that was on my 29g
     
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    2x250w MH is definitely way overkill for a 29. But, if you really wanted to go that route you could always buy new bulbs that have a lower PAR output, but that's a waste if you ask me. Good quality MH bulbs are good for a year, if they really are only 8 mos. old they should be ok for another couple months.
     
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