01-01-2005, 09:41 AM
Join Date: Dec 2004
iTrader Positive Rating: 100%
Alright i finally got some time to put that thing together. The missing parts were on my doorstep by 9:30 the next morning. Great service from AH!
Well i fit all the parts into an existing incandest hood that i'd been using for screw in cf's. Room was alittle tight so i had to mount the ballasts on top for now. I don't like the idea of remote ballasts, especially if they're just dangling there. If/when i can find a box or some type of vented container, i'll move them...since they do look alittle ugly. =p
The lighting looks great now! Those screw in cf's were extremely yellow. These new lights are a "white" color. I'm glad i went for the 6700k instead of the 5000. Thanks for the advice Edward. The light is more confined that before, but i had actually wanted this. The piece of driftwood that i choose to put in my tank was rather large on the leftside. It blocks light from getting to the rear. So instead of lighting a piece of driftwood, i wanted them confined over my foreground. I used an extra 7watt 6500k light from my 1 gallon (which now uses the 13watt 6700k. Not enough room to mount the whole thing. Im considering swapping it back around if i ever figure out how to mount it.) to light the left rear side. The right rear seems fine, althouh not as bright as the foreground, but i think it's bright enough.
Well all in all, I'm quite pleased with my purchase from AHsupply. The lighting is great and i think well worth it. Their customer service completely floored me as i've never had to do so little work to correct a problem(we're all human here =p)!