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Old 02-23-2011, 12:20 PM   #1
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Hi I have a >Bow Front Sera Marin biotop cube 130lt / 29G.<

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My lighting is 2X 24W T5 pl florescent tubes ...... 1 Actinic blue light, 1neutral daylight. Also has 2 blue LEDs for night lights and 2 fans for cooling. all this is in a built in hood.

what I would like to know is how I can mod or completely change my current set up to house more powerful lighting for corals such as lps and sps and not be stuck on softies. I think the orca/boyu TL550 130 is of similar set up if not the same dimensions so if anyone has one of them and also changed info would be great. All ideas welcomed. t
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Easiest way IMO is to discard the hood and just get a tek light fixture with mounting brackets. much easier and very affordable
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What about the aqua beam 1000HD ULTRA fitted into my hood ?

Spec says: 7 x 14,000K white LEDS and 3 x 50,000K blue LEDs

would this be sufficient lighting for all coral grows??
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Check that site out for all things nano modifications. They have a bunch of lighting retrofits.
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Easiest way IMO is to discard the hood and just get a tek light fixture with mounting brackets. much easier and very affordable
I can't find a tek fixture or any over hang fixture for that matter, of the right dimensions to fit and still have a reasonable increase in light that I want.

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Cheers dude had a look I like the jbj HQI 28G they sell only thing is they don't sell the HQi as a kit. hmmm I guess I can buy the end caps 150W lamp ballast else where and wire it up meself also doing 2x18w actinic PCs at the same time.

I need to go and find out where I get all my parts from now for cheapest price and see how much this is going to cost in whole.
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What would be better if I do what I said above or:

I keep the 2X 24 t5 50/50 light iv got just move them the other way round and stick an aqua ray 1000HD in the middle

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