Planted Tank Obsessed
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Orange County, CA
Hamilton brand c.f. fixtures?
Oops! Sorry, mods! I put this in the wrong forum- can it be moved to Lighting?
Does anyone own a Hamilton brand c.f. light fixture? I just noticed their ad in AQUARIUM USA magazine, and I'm excited by the fact that they're located just down the street from one of my customers, so I might be able to save on shipping, were I to buy a unit. Here's what I'm considering:
Right now, I have a 100g tank (60" long x 18" wide x 24" deep) with a 48" JBJ Formosa (260 watts) over it. It's raised on legs, but the sides and the front sections of the tank don't get very much light. I noticed that Hamilton makes a 60" unit (they have retrofits also, but I don't have a canopy) with several possible wattages: 220 (4 x 55), 330 (6 x 55), 384 (4 x 96), and 440 (8 x 55). The possible tube types are: 10000k cool daylight, 8800k, or 6700k, and "super-sun-light" 10000k cool daylight, or 6750k (German). I think the 330 watts is sounding really good. I might be able to get some of the nicers reds I cna't get now.
So, has anyone purchased one of these, or do you have any opinions?
Thanks in advance!
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550g pond= koi, comets/shubunkin, water lillies.
165g RES turtle pond in progress.
100g planted tank= 240 watts c.f., 1 DIY 1-gal co2 jug, platies, angels, lace gouramies, congos, black neons, otos.
30g= cories, platies, platy fry, ghost shrimp.
18g= platy fry
10g= baby RES tank- Turtlebuddy
30g= temp. adult RES tank- Myrtlemamma
20gL= temp. juv. RES tank- Tweak and Mertle
Last edited by wonder woman; 06-09-2004 at 06:36 PM.
Reason: oops! wrong forum!