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post #46 of 58 (permalink) Old 05-10-2005, 02:05 PM
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HI PJAN, may I ask what is the size of your tank?
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post #47 of 58 (permalink) Old 05-10-2005, 05:26 PM Thread Starter
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HI PJAN, may I ask what is the size of your tank?
the size of the tank is :

120 x 60 x 50 cm ( length width height) - 360 liters

or in inches :

48 x 24 x 20 ( length width height) inch - 90 Gallons

The tanks isn't that heigh and with the stand (70 cm/ 28 inch), the total height is about 120 cm or 48 inch. I did this on purpose so I can do easy maintenance just by standing close to the tank.

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( the rest of the questions are answered by PM, in case anyone wondered )
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Thanks. I just wanna have a guage of how high should we hang the T5 light above water level for optimum result.
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post #49 of 58 (permalink) Old 05-11-2005, 09:10 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks. I just wanna have a guage of how high should we hang the T5 light above water level for optimum result.
It depends of you personal taste. My pendant is normally hanging 20 cm / 8 inch above the water surface so I can watch the tank from above.

Also my pendant has a very narrow beam and the spread is not much. Hanging the pendant at 8 inches high, gives enough spread to the front/back on the bottom.

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Off topic: When will we see updates of your tank PJAN?

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post #51 of 58 (permalink) Old 06-13-2005, 07:43 AM
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Yea PJAN I would love to see some update pictures of your Tank.
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post #52 of 58 (permalink) Old 06-13-2005, 01:47 PM Thread Starter
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Mmmm,

Let's give you a totall view of the tank first.... See the pendant hanging??

Experience :
- The HC ( foreground plant ) had to adjust to the high light levels. It was burned when planted

- I had Mayaca fluviatilis growing : had troubles with the high light. Getting pale half-way the tank. No shortage of any nutrient, just too much light.

The pendant has 6 x 54 Watt (= 324 Watt totall) at 90 Gallons. So it is 3,6 W/G. But with the very effective reflectors and cooling by fans, I gain approx 40% - 60% extra. In reality it's more like 5-6 W/G

I hanged the pendant a little higher and dimmed the lights to 80%.

Here's a picture... ( more coming soon) :



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post #53 of 58 (permalink) Old 06-14-2005, 09:50 AM
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PJAN it is looking very nice.

You should be very proud of this I can't wait for more pics.

You have given me the bug to go with T5 lights for my new 6x2x2 foot tank.
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You should be very proud of this I can't wait for more pics.
Me too. Especially pics using that fancy dimmer!

Steve - 33g reef and a 180g planted in need of a re-scape.
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Ahh, my dream tank. It hurts to look at it, its soo nice.
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post #56 of 58 (permalink) Old 04-06-2006, 09:39 PM
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I thought I would try and get this thread going again to ask Pjan for some updates.

The tank was looking pritty speacial I thought and I was wondering how the light system is going as well?
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