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03-19-2016 08:51 PM
Dgilpin22 I know the post is old.

Could I see the pictures? The pics aren't loading anymore. I'm looking to use the track light system to mount them and an idea would help.
12-03-2012 03:26 PM
DogFish [qu
12-03-2012 02:04 PM
wkndracer pictures from early on have dropped the link and aren't posting

any updates on the lighting and growth results?
03-06-2012 01:46 AM
DogFish Ste
03-05-2012 11:12 PM
audioaficionado While I was in the hospital infusion room with my wife, I noticed how well those 1x1 chromed egg crates were able to keep all the light shining down and not to the sides. I'm thinking I'll pick up some panels and experiment with T5s and LEDs to see if that could be a nice compact elegant solution. I dislike those huge aquarium canopies or anything resembling them over my tanks.

Those stainless steel salad bowls can be painted any color to help blend in better. Your shades look fine. Most people here expect a more standard aquarium look to the lighting fixtures and yours look different from anything we usually see posted on the forums. As long as they look good in the room and do the job, it's all good.
03-05-2012 06:35 PM
DogFish I'm s
03-05-2012 02:58 PM
moonshinetheslacker Pretty sweet light setup. I really like it. About those shades though... you mention that finding ones you like, that have plenty of airflow are few and fare between, and expensive. But you also mention "modern looking" shades. Have you considered not using a shade at all? I personally think that it would look plenty modern. I wouldn't think that there would be too much light spilling into the room, as concentrated as that beam is.

If there is too much light spilling into the room if you remove the light shades, maybe you could manufacture something out of aluminum flashing? It's what I used on my 10 and 20 watt LED floods, to keep the light from bouncing against the glass, causing algae issues. Bonus is that aluminum flashing is plenty cheap.
03-05-2012 02:27 PM
DogFish Ste
03-02-2012 02:32 AM
audioaficionado Have you figured out how to diffuse those hot spots directly under the lamps to even out plant growth?
02-20-2012 12:19 AM
DogFish Tru
02-19-2012 01:06 PM
WibblyPig Sorry to jump in your thread but you don't have to hard wire these in. You can buy a 4' piece of track and a plug in connector (|0&facetInfo= ) for under 20 bucks. No need to cut in ceiling box, etc. (especially if you're electrical skills are questionable).
02-15-2012 07:02 PM
DogFish [quo
02-13-2012 11:31 PM
Craigthor Just curious what kind of light spread you are getting with these guys.
02-08-2012 02:59 AM
DogFish Thi
01-21-2012 02:55 AM
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