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Old 09-14-2011, 02:33 PM   #11
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Also just wanted to add, if you want to totally DIY it then you'll need some basic t5ho fixtures, hydroponics shops usually have these in the sun blaze or other brands for approx $30-50 apiece. You'd still need to make a reflector for it and figure out how to mount them since they don't have mounting legs and are typically the hanging type.
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that's not bad prices at all! The top one though is only two lights. would that be all i need to use or would I have to buy another strip?
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The second is pretty sweet to. the second link! would i just be fine with three bulbs? or still do i need to buy two of them? Im not familiar with those types of lights
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The second is pretty sweet to. the second link! would i just be fine with three bulbs? or still do i need to buy two of them? Im not familiar with those types of lights
The 3bulb fixture is plenty of light, you may even have to dial it back some. Google "par vs distance" and have a look at the charts.
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Thanks a lot! I think I am going to go with link 2! I would have spent almost the same amounting making a gutter diy.
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let me know how you like it if you get it im thinking about getting that one as well
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Old 09-17-2011, 10:37 PM   #17
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While looking around I see they also have this one, which looks promising also, it's got moonlights and a timer.
48" T5 HO Aquarium Lighting Freshwater Plant 162W Timer | eBay

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holy cow , SWEEEEET !!!!
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well i ordered mine yesterday so if i get it b4 you i will let you know
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Old 09-18-2011, 12:05 AM   #19
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Use plywood and cut holes the same size as the lights and put them in it. Or other wood for better looks
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Mine should be coming by the end of this week so I'll let you know, or you can let me know how it is. Im so excited good deal too
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