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Old 08-27-2003, 09:21 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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I am building a new lighting hood for my 90 and want to add moonlight. I am getting the 6x55 kit from AHSupply and am considering getting 1 or 2 of their 13 watt dark blue bulbs. With shipping it will probably cost about $50. I know James Hoftiezer has a single PC bulb, is it this one? Does anyone have this setup to comment on, or an even better one?

I am not a particularly good electrition, but I am up for trying a project that will teach me a thing or two.

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I am building a new lighting hood for my 90 and want to add moonlight. I am getting the 6x55 kit from AHSupply and am considering getting 1 or 2 of their 13 watt dark blue bulbs. With shipping it will probably cost about $50. I know James Hoftiezer has a single PC bulb, is it this one? Does anyone have this setup to comment on, or an even better one?

I am not a particularly good electrition, but I am up for trying a project that will teach me a thing or two.

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Old 08-27-2003, 09:49 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I'm not an electrician at all, but I wired up a 4x55 and 5 fans for my 100g. It didn't seem very difficult.

I'm considering putting in a dark 13 watt and a white 13 watt. The white would be to provide just enough light to feed and inspect the fish and plants in the morning. Maybe the dark light would accomplish that, though. Anyone know?
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In my 75G the 13W Actinic gave plenty of light to see what was going on in the tank. Too much light IMO so I removed it.
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Two would be overkill. I have one over my 8ft. 250 gal. and it's a little too much. Remember, there's only one moon, not two.
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One dark blue is plenty to do most things. When you look at pictures, the actual light is 2-3 times what you imagine.

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I too have the 13watt. Actinic light which is plenty on my 50gal. Tank. Works great!!!!!!
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Doomer:
Two would be overkill. I have one over my 8ft. 250 gal. and it's a little too much. Remember, there's only one moon, not two.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Thanks! What a clever reply! I'm sure glad we're on earth, some planets have multiple moons! We are on earth, right?
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Doomer:
Two would be overkill. I have one over my 8ft. 250 gal. and it's a little too much. Remember, there's only one moon, not two.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Off topic:
Where is the thread for this tank?

Back to on-topic. I wish I had my 5 ft done as I'm doing 2x13 for moonlight so I could give a first hand opinion. Worse comes to worse, I can always leave one of them off.

I've read all the posts above this and it seams like I went hte route of overkill One sounds like plenty.

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I think I am going to go with the light, and one should be good. It's a 48 inch long tank, but I don't want it to be too bright in there. I'll start with one and go from there if it isn't enough.

Has anyone used the 'dark blue' as opposed to the actinic bulb?

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