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Old 12-28-2008, 01:38 PM   #301
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You guessed it, Lowes. Mines a mix of Lowes and HD. Lowes is near my work, and I prefer their plumbing section, but HD is right accross the street, so it was used for those "Oh dangit, I forgot ________" moments. Which, I'm sorry to say, there were a lot of. haha
Exact same for me, I think Lowes has a better selection, but Home Depot is closer. So I only used HD for those same type moments.... the moments like **** I got one threaded union and I wanted a slip! Or
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Old 12-28-2008, 08:38 PM   #302
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Update time

T5s are wired up - no, I haven't done the MHs yet - something about some guy I know locking himself out of his car at the LFS - something like that.

Tank and canopy


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Any, the only living thing (other than some stringy sponges) that I've found so far.



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2x54W T5 TEK Retro Kit. Geissman bulbs, 1-Actinic+ and 1-Super Actinic
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SWEET I can't wait to get my T-5's
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That's only two T5's? Impressive.

Looks very nice with the lights on. Cool little star too!
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Old 12-28-2008, 09:03 PM   #305
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Yeah, only 2x54

WAY brighter than I anticipated.
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Yeah, that's my main focus. So much so that I have quite a stockpile of corals being generously housed in Ziggy's frag tank already, and my tank is nowhere near ready yet for them. lol

If you're concerned about my lighting, I have MHs too, I just haven't hooked them up yet. The T5s running is just the first (or 10 billionth) step in this process.
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Yeah, that's my main focus. So much so that I have quite a stockpile of corals being generously housed in Ziggy's frag tank already, and my tank is nowhere near ready yet for them. lol

If you're concerned about my lighting, I have MHs too, I just haven't hooked them up yet. The T5s running is just the first (or 10 billionth) step in this process.
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Alright, one more update for tonight, then off to bed.

If you've read my thread, many months ago I bought a set of used 175 icecap ballasts, sockets and bulbs off of RC. Well, they've been collecting dust, I hadn't even test fired them to see if they worked.

Until tonight (only 1 so far though)


Camera's not showing the true color of the bulb (never does), but it is quite a bit bluer than I expected it to be. We'll have to wait to see what it looks like on the tank. This is the Reeflux 12000K bulb.
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