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Old 12-23-2003, 06:19 PM   #1
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T5HO Retrofit

I just finished the T5HO retrofit of my 29 gallon tank

I will post some pics in a bit, but the first thing to say is

WOW

I replaced a 2x 96watt PC setup with a 2x24 watt T5HO 6500k setup and although it's not brighter than the 192 watts of PC, it is a lot brighter than a single PC, and takes less energy to boot

the color is a better balanced white not as blue as the 6700k pc's, and everything looks a lot 'sharper' and better defined... the light is not nearly as diffuse as the PC bulbs.

all in all I'm stoked

nay sayers can still say nay but I'm sold!
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Old 12-23-2003, 06:39 PM   #2
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did you get the icecap ones or sunlight supply ones. also are you using the 6500k bulbs.
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Old 12-23-2003, 06:42 PM   #3
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DIY, Is your avatar a map?
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Old 12-23-2003, 07:47 PM   #4
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its a planetary nebula formed around a dead star, catalog number IC4406

http://heritage.stsci.edu/2002/14/index.html

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Old 12-23-2003, 07:49 PM   #5
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dusty

the bulbs are ATI, the endcaps are Icecap, the ballast is Fulham Workhorse 7

yes, the bulbs are 6500 Kelvin color-temp
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can not wait for the pics glad you are happy with your choice
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alrighty, here is a shot of the part of the hood that opens, and the two T5HO bulbs and reflectors

click the pic for a link to the project gallery for the rest of the detailed pics

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its a planetary nebula formed around a dead star, catalog number IC4406

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Dude....

Awesome......

I love creation.

And nice light setup!!
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