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Old 10-25-2011, 08:04 PM   #11 (permalink)
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i'd have to get something shallow to keep it inside the canopy. haven't measure yet, but theres gotta be about 6" from the glass to the top of the canopy. now do I remove the glass lid or not???
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Old 10-25-2011, 08:26 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I would unless you have cats, then obviously no. Damn those night hunters!
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Old 10-26-2011, 04:06 AM   #13 (permalink)
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I have a cat.....BUT.

I had a vision last night which is why i got up early this morning. I have a plan. It involves...STAY TUNED...It will be a surprise. I think i can put something together Sunday.

Who thinks heat will be a problem with a 4 light setup????

If so, I have an idea for a modification to my vision.
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Old 10-26-2011, 09:14 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Hi guys!

On Monday a four week old T5 NO tube over my 20 gallon burned out--that's right, $16 for a month of use. I was in a rage--I am sick of the high prices and low quality of aquarium lighting!

So I went to Lowe's and bought two cheap clamp lights, and two of the 23w 6500k spiral compacts, and hung them over the 20. Cost: about $30.

The lights are about 5" above the tank, about 19" above the substrate. I've never seen such light, it's almost too bright to look at comfortably! When Joey brings back the PAR meter this weekend, we will measure it and I'll post the results.
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Old 10-26-2011, 09:31 AM   #15 (permalink)
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outstanding.

i'm going for the 4 bulb version of this on my 75.

i'm building this Sunday.. I hope.
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Old 10-26-2011, 10:59 AM   #16 (permalink)
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i'm returning the par meter soon, i got till sunday right. just want to get a light on the 10g, and test it, then i can return it.. so you can test those light bulbs.
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Old 10-26-2011, 12:23 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Yes, you don't need to return it until Sunday. Not trying to rush you!
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okay cool, then a 10g stock lid, with 2 spiral compact 8 or 13w 6,500k's would work. play was to grow moss, parva, and some rotella incida.
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Michael...sending you a pm.
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Old 10-27-2011, 08:39 AM   #20 (permalink)
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I am interested in what you end up with ak, keep me updated.
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