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Old 08-21-2004, 08:29 PM   #11
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lando i was talking about the pc's. got myself two moonlight leds. i will drill them into my fixture, custom. do you have the feet on your light fixture?


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captivereefs great to know that, i have no complaints either. Just saw some different prices on the brands mentioned, so i got curious
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Old 08-21-2004, 08:34 PM   #12
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Yes I have the feet on my fixture, I do not have a top on my tank so they keep my light off of the water a bit.
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figured that much, i also just added feet to mine. i don't know about open though, sort of scares me.
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Old 08-21-2004, 08:50 PM   #14
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What scares you about it? Actually, I was a bit leary at first as well. But I have had no problems in the several months I have been doing it. There is an amazing difference in my corals. They are much more full and healthy looking. A glass top accumulates salt creep and does not allows for good light penetration. Going "topless" also gives you better gass exchange between the air and the water. There are a lot of people who go to Home Depot and get "egg crate" that is used on ceiling lights to cover their tank and prevent jumpers. take your glass top off for a few days and see if you notice adiffernce in your corals. I do have to say, for Coralife making such a great fixture, the legs are kind of crap.
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scared of jumpers and water top off increasing. i think i may go the egg crate route. the legs do stink!!!!!
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I use the eggcrate and the legs. The legs help to dissipate the extra heat from the lights. I may remove the legs during the winter months to cut down on heater usage. I need to clean the salt creep off the acrylic light shield every few days. My evaporation rate doubled after I removed the glass top which allowed me to increase my kalk topoffs.
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