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T-5 light fixture.

Post  williemcd on Tue Jan 22, 2013 9:11 pm

I guess I need a 10K fixture for my venture into salt and corals. The tank is a 20G tall, 24" wide. The current fixture is 23" and sits atop the hood assembly. Anyone got something laying around? Bill

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Post  AngelAddict on Tue Jan 22, 2013 9:17 pm

I don't have one setting around but I have done extensive research on the subject as far as prices if u want I can let u know where the cheapest are. I've got a 48 inch t-5 HO for 112$ for my fresh water

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Post  Sketch804 on Wed Jan 23, 2013 2:45 am

AngelAddict wrote:I don't have one setting around but I have done extensive research on the subject as far as prices if u want I can let u know where the cheapest are. I've got a 48 inch t-5 HO for 112$ for my fresh water

so...where did you find that one?? that fixture is the one I am looking for ATM.

Now bill yes, t-5 HO would be the best bet I believe, one 10K and one atantic bulb. I think Fin and Feather had some good prices on fixtures last time my friend purchased one.

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Post  williemcd on Wed Jan 23, 2013 6:42 am

I've got a 12" CFL fixture.. would that suffice?... Once I get it working that is? Bill

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Post  verbal on Wed Jan 23, 2013 8:33 am

I don't have a fixture, but I think I have some bulbs in the garage you can have for the cost of shipping.


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Post  williemcd on Wed Jan 23, 2013 2:36 pm

Jess, I'll take you up on that offer.. Bill

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Post  Fern on Wed Jan 23, 2013 3:41 pm

Bill, you need 2 bulbs each on its own switch. You are gonna need to run the blue longer than the white, white is 'midday' and blue is 'full sun cycle' .... pretty much
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Post  FishVixen on Wed Jan 23, 2013 4:14 pm

Really depends on what you want to keep in the tank. Soft or hard corals? fish only? (sort of small for a fish only tank IMO). T5 HO? MH?, LED? lighting is the key to corals. Do research before you waist money on lighting for the tank. I hate to say it but this is one area you don't want to think just cheap.
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Post  williemcd on Wed Jan 23, 2013 5:07 pm

Kelvins and Wattage for the 20T?
Vix... I'll not scrimp, but you know me....."there are always deals out there!"...
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Post  Fern on Wed Jan 23, 2013 9:56 pm

Ok I am gonna jump out and say it... Bill I'm sure you have a 75g or 40g breeder sitting around. before you upgrade lighting go ahead and upgrade the tank, you are going to anyways, I know you. Wink
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Post  williemcd on Wed Jan 23, 2013 11:20 pm

Believe it or not Fern, the only thing i have hanging around now are some 10's and a 5. I'm a patient man and sooner or later, one will present itself .....I've got a line on an Oceanic 58 complete for next to nothing!... Bill

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Post  Fern on Thu Jan 24, 2013 6:17 pm

If you can locate one with a built in overflow and a sump that would be good!

Wow my spare tanks are larger than yours! And I am down to a 29g,20gL and a 10g! (well the 210g dont count, it just sits there and taunts me)
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Post  williemcd on Thu Jan 24, 2013 10:37 pm

I've just the spot for the 210G....My cave! lol!

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Post  Fern on Sat Jan 26, 2013 3:46 pm

lol! No way! Its my tank! lol! Will be my display reef I love you
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