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Old 05-10-2011, 02:17 PM   #31
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New fixture arrives today Woo Hoo!

By tomorrow the BW tank for our GSP will get it's new lighting scheme.
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Old 05-10-2011, 03:23 PM   #32
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New fixture arrives today Woo Hoo!

By tomorrow the BW tank for our GSP will get it's new lighting scheme.
- This is the AH Supply 1x55w bright kit ?
- With the 55w 6700K\deep blue 03 combo bulb ?
- Over a 29G ?
Will you be able to control the 6700K independently from the deep blue 03 ?

I've narrowed my lighting to a ...
coralife CF 24" 1x65w ($95.00).
coralife T5HO 30" 2x31w ($145.00).

I may retrofit my 30" hood over a 36G if you have success with this.

Good Luck
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Old 05-10-2011, 03:38 PM   #33
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- This is the AH Supply 1x55w bright kit ?
- With the 55w 6700K\deep blue 03 combo bulb ?
- Over a 29G ?
Will you be able to control the 6700K independently from the deep blue 03 ?

I've narrowed my lighting to a ...
coralife CF 24" 1x65w ($95.00).
coralife T5HO 30" 2x31w ($145.00).

I may retrofit my 30" hood over a 36G if you have success with this.

Good Luck
EDIT: The bulb is a 10000K/Actinic bulb, not a 6700K. My bad, sorry.

Yes, the 55w kit with 10kK/blue split bulb, but they're 2 tubes in the same bulb so no you can't control them independently. AHSuppy says that I'll still get 55w from the 1 (10kK) tube, but given the quality of their reflectors even if it's down a little I'll still have 2wpg.

I was looking at ready made fixtures for this 29g BW tank, but decided to go this route again since I already have 1 identical to it and will be able to swap bulbs if there's an issue in either tank.

I have the retro fit down to a science (including my "improvements") so it shouldn't take more that an hour or so and I'll be posting info on how I think it's doing either here or on my GSP build where the fixture is going.

New Tank Build: 29 Gallon GSP Adventure
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Old 05-10-2011, 10:55 PM   #34
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dear Mr.Limpet, if you are still looking into cooling fan(s) you could always check your local computer/tech store. I know that there are several manufacturers that make 2" cooling fans for motherboards/processors that would be easy to incorporate into your light hood. id prob put one at each end. one pulling air in and the other pushing it out.
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Old 05-10-2011, 11:06 PM   #35
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dear Mr.Limpet, if you are still looking into cooling fan(s) you could always check your local computer/tech store. I know that there are several manufacturers that make 2" cooling fans for motherboards/processors that would be easy to incorporate into your light hood. id prob put one at each end. one pulling air in and the other pushing it out.
Yeah, I have a bunch of those laying around in my shop that I might try. What I want is a thermo controlled rack fan made by mid-Atlantic that's the best and I've used it many times, but they're spendy lol.
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Old 05-11-2011, 10:42 PM   #36
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The fixture is in, the 10kK/Actinic bulb really lights the tank up nicely. Seems the BBG's like it even more than the junky 20w/17w fixtures that were plopped on top . Time will tell if the plants feel the same way lol.
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Old 05-22-2011, 12:01 AM   #37
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My bulbs from them showed up today, have decided to just repair my one 96w pc hood (I have two, but one works) and put in new 10K bulbs, man..its been said they package things well, but krist they worked to make sure they got here intact...boxes around the bulbs, bubble wrap around those then 3inches or more of peanuts around that....now to get off my lazy rump and gently tear the working one down so I can see how to put the broken one back together...
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My bulbs from them showed up today, have decided to just repair my one 96w pc hood (I have two, but one works) and put in new 10K bulbs, man..its been said they package things well, but krist they worked to make sure they got here intact...boxes around the bulbs, bubble wrap around those then 3inches or more of peanuts around that....now to get off my lazy rump and gently tear the working one down so I can see how to put the broken one back together...
hehe... Yep they make sure you get it in tact, don't they. I'd prefer that to some of the threads about dented broken fixtures from some suppliers.

Hit me up if you need any help, I've repaired too many fixture to even try and keep count and ballast based lighting is really pretty simple. Having one to copy from will be a boon .

Good luck!
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aye temp wired it tonight, lost the nuts that hold the reflector in and need to go buy some tomorrow..bright lights when new.
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aye temp wired it tonight, lost the nuts that hold the reflector in and need to go buy some tomorrow..bright lights when new.
DOH! I hate it when that happens .

The nice thing about PCF, is they stay constant till the day they just die (about 2 years time), unlike tubes (t5, t8, etc) that lose their full power slowly after the first year or so.
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