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Old 06-30-2014, 04:12 PM   #1
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has anyone used a 1000 watt hps light?

also does anyone use the 400 watt in conjunction with 150watt? if so is there shadow issues?
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do I need to post pics to get any responses.
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No I haven't used either, the 150's are more than enough. I run 6 150's to cover all the needed area without shadows. May I ask why you are wanting to run the 400 or 1000 watt?
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I like 400's but I run 4 150's and they are plenty good enough.
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do I need to post pics to get any responses.
I would think if no one replied to the question that would mean no one had an answer.

BTW what does a 1000 watt HPS weight?
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I would think if no one replied to the question that would mean no one had an answer.

BTW what does a 1000 watt HPS weight?
I know a 400 watt HPS weighs 30 pounds
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We used to run 2 400watt lights , and now have moved to one 400 and one 1000. And I think the 1000 is creating a glare on the surface. It is much easier to look behind the lights , but not so easy in between the 2. The 1000 watt light is very heavy maybe 75 lbs.
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A lot depends on the angle....Yes I use to run 2- HPS 400's out the front and 2- 150's. 1 out each side.

I now run 2-400 watt Mh out the front and 175 Mh's out the sides.

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A lot depends on the angle....Yes I use to run 2- HPS 400's out the front and 2- 150's. 1 out each side.

I now run 2-400 watt Mh out the front and 175 Mh's out the sides.

Do you like the MH better than the HPS?
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I ran 400w mh and they sucked. They're to bright of white and glare very bad off any particles in the water. I gigged one season with them and shit canned that setup. I can see a hundred times better with 150w hps then I could with 400w mh.
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