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Old 10-11-2013, 03:56 PM   #1
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Nano Reef Lighting Question!

so im looking at two options here for my 29g not-so-nano bedroom reef, im either going to get Par38 lighting or a dimmable led fixture, which would be the best bet? keep in mind this is going in my bedroom so i have nowhere to hang a fixture nor do i want it to be so bright i cant wait movies in the dark of my room, ill be doing simple corals like zoas and mushrooms, maybe a torch or hammer, etc between these 2, i would either get a single dimmable or a pair of par38 fixtures, or what do you guys recommend me for my 29g..? thanks in advance guys!

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Old 10-11-2013, 04:39 PM   #2
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I got my four in today and they are supper bright putting my three metal halides to shame. They are only $118 per panel and the same as the Tao sets. I have all four over my 210 now and letting my anemone acclimate to these lights now. BTW it's awesome to change the look of the tank at will. I can go anywhere from a 10k to a full actinic in seconds lol. The seller is on eBay his name is supermart168
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Old 10-11-2013, 04:40 PM   #3
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You'll only need one for a 29 gallon. And they come with the hanging kit for free.
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Old 10-11-2013, 04:42 PM   #4
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dang it tim! thats tempting but my landlady will kill me if i go drilling in the rafters lol could you weight one for me? i have some drywall anchors i jusy wanna know what the fixture weights cords and all,

edit: i found it on ebay, watching it now, and its 8lbs..! yikes!
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Old 10-11-2013, 04:50 PM   #5
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About 8-9 pounds. Set mine up last night. Installed a 16" deep shelf above the tank and then hung the lights from that. Shelf anchored in the studs.
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About 8-9 pounds. Set mine up last night. Installed a 16" deep shelf above the tank and then hung the lights from that. Shelf anchored in the studs.

pics..? i have shelf mounts matter of fact
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Old 10-11-2013, 04:59 PM   #7
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Sorry no pics yet. Installed this about 19" above the tank.

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could build a simple frame for it
I mounted mine on my wood frame stand I built with flag pole mounts

you can use 1x1 square wood stock or a round closet dowel like I did
you can make the stand section out of a 2x3 stud build it into a A frame
it's a fairly inexpensive project and easy to build No rocket science involved
the black tape on top of frame was to keep it steady as I mounted the flag pole mounts it 's not a part of it any more lol

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could build a simple frame for it
I mounted mine on my wood frame stand I built with flag pole mounts you can use 1x1 square wood stock or a round closet dowel like I did
you can make the stand section out of a 2x3 stud build it into a A frame
it's a fairly inexpensive project and easy to build No rocket science involved
the black tape on top of frame was to keep it steady as I mounted the flag pole mounts it 's not a part of it any more lol
sorry the wifes said it had to be stylish lol

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Sorry no pics yet. Installed this about 19" above the tank.

Shop allen + roth 48 Inches X 16 Inches Java Wood Closet Shelf Kit at Lowes.com
nice find, i found these as other options, and a little cheaper too

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It can be built and painted to be stylish it's all about imagination
once it's painted black it isn't as noticable
hence the black frame under my 40b it's almost invisable
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