Aquaclear Aquatics HQI fixture with 2 150 halides and 2 30 watt atinitcs
My already own 260 wall PC
Coral life with 2 Actinics and 2 10k bulbs...
I own the Coralife fixture and my LFS
knows I was lookin for some halides... So he got the hqi set up as a trade, well he offered me the halide set up for 100 bucks plus my fixture as trade... I Was like ok sure, let me try the hqi at home for a day...
HATED IT... I made some legs 7 in tall and set the hqi on that, HUGE SHADOWS and bad dark spots... Cut the legs down to 3 in. LITTLE better, huge dark spots in the ends of my tank. Now it's not a big tank only a 60 gallon tank... So then I put the hqi on the top of the tank... still a little better, but NOT happy at all, the ends of the tank are dark, bad shadows under rock still and well ya....
I put my fixture back on and NOWHERE near as bright I have even lighting and everything looks GOOD !
Was it something I did or just the bad reflectors of this fixture? Can't find ANY info on it... I want hqi set up bad but not if the tanks looks like it does, sorry can't even post 1 pic, wife has camera in florida