Odyssea Metal Halide

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    Those mounting legs you posted are for the older model Odyessas. If you look that Halide System you posted it has extend-able legs on the side.
     
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    yes but the legs that come with it does not fit a "48 tank
     
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    I have heard that. I would PM Cathic, he just got a 48" model for his 75 a month ago. He should be able to help you with how he mounted his.
     
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    Do you think this would work if i got the new model with 716w.

    1. Only turn on the 4 actinic bulbs on at dawn and dusk and keep the MH on for 8 hours.
    2. Take two actinic bulbs out so there are only two bulbs running and run them with the MH and dusk and dawn.

    This is for a 55 Gallon 48x13x20
     
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    Why would you only run the two bulbs, to save on electricity?
     
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    716 watts would be to much light for a 55 gallon wouldnt it be?
     
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    It would certainly be alot. You could always have the T5s shut off about 10 mins or so after the MH come on.
     
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    so just run the t5's at dawn and dusk (Each an hour or two) and run the MH for 8 hours. So that way i would only be running 500w for 8 hours and 216w at dawn and dusk and then turn on the Moon lights at night. That's about 9 watts a gallon.
     
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    Yep you could do that. Also most people just run the moonlights all the time, they don't use much power to worry about.
     
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    Ah okay cool. Now running 500 watts isnt going to burn my corals will it?
     
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    You should be able to acclimate them to the lights. If any corals look like they're having a hard time adjusting you can keep them on the sides of your tank. The brightest spots are going to be directly under the bulbs.
     
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    Ah Okay
     
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    In relation to this kit, I'm about to purchase a barely used fixture (same model and everything). The guy I'm buying it from has a 90 gallon and is getting rid of it because the two 250 watt halides shoot his temperature up by about a degree an hour. I have a 75 gallon tank which is 6" shallower. Do you think that my tank is going to have worse problems, and do you even consider that a problem at all?
     
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    Over heating can be a problem. You can always raise the lights higher or attach some clip-on fans to the side of the tank and have them blowing across the surface of the water.
     
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    I have a 760 over my 55 and the leg kit is way too short. I am down to only running one of the 250s a couple hours a day, and have most of my coral on the opposite side of the tank. I am working a trade right now with a guy who has a 90 and this fixture should be a better fit for him. Those MHs are only about 5-6" above the water, and with rock, the top of a nice coral can easily cook under that light. I do believe that this fixture would be fine if I had a way to hang it another foot higher, but that is not an option in my shop. Just my 2 cents. Good luck.
     
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    I was wondering about this too. So will those mounting legs work on the 608 watt ones?
     
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    I have a MH from Odyssea and overheating is quite a big problem, but i just have a fan running across the water, works just fine, my temp is now real stable.
    Ohh and on a note, mine shoots more than 1 degree and hour if the fan is not running more like 3 an hour, no joke.
     
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    Do you have the new extendible series?
     
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    Thats an affirmative.
     
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