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Old 07-08-2009, 05:53 PM   #1
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Smile Lighting build in progress (PICS) for 120 FOWLR/Reef(later)

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I want to thank everyone for your help with the information on what i would need for lighting. I'm building a lighting system for my 120 FOWLR with the capability to support a reef down the road. I purchased 2 250MH double ended reflectors with 2 Phoenix 250W 14,000K bulbs, 4 T5HO reflectors with waterproof sockets (didn't order any T5HO bulbs yet, Maybe tonight). I ordered the ballasts but they have not yet arrived, i did receive the other stuff yesterday and started fabrication today. Here are a few pics of where I'm at. Any advice or any you think may be askew please let me know. I have to get back to work, and mount the MH reflectors between the two frames. I'll will update with more pics as more progress is made.
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Looks like every thing is coming along. Good luck.
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Managed to get the MH reflectors in, That's it for today time for some.
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Thanks HN1, I cant wait to get the ballasts so i can fire it up, I think i'm going to mount them on top of the rack.
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Cool. I'm following closely. I need to retrofit a 125 canopy and figure out a pendant for a 100 frag tank. Oh, and did I mention that I'm a bit DIY "challenged"? lol
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how wide across is that now?
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Cool. I'm following closely. I need to retrofit a 125 canopy and figure out a pendant for a 100 frag tank. Oh, and did I mention that I'm a bit DIY "challenged"? lol
Not a problem, we over here can help, anytime, anywhere. I'm going to buy some wood tomorrow and build the canopy to match the stand (I think you saw it in the Semi DIY 120 gal stand). I'm building it in a way so I can unplug the lighting rack and lift it out easily from the canopy which will make the canopy lighter and easier to remove and maintenance & bulb changes a snap. I've read to many threads where they needed additional people to help remove the canopy. The canopy top is going to be open which will greatly reduce overheating. I should have some thing in a few days.
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how wide across is that now?
It's 47" x 16".
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