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Old 08-26-2010, 01:07 AM   #16
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Okay, I actually have two 100 watt reflector ones, not very good for this setup though, too many watts for the fixtures, bright yellow/orange, and made for reptiles so gets extremely hot.

Those look fine, I guess, I really like these fixtures, they match the rim of the tank very well, look very good I think, so I'd like to utilize them as much as possible. Any way I could get some tinfoil up there, or something similar?
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Old 08-26-2010, 01:36 AM   #17
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Ooooh so I kinda read your thread on PAR, and I already have a T5 fixture, 18", so I think I might get one of these: http://www.petco.com/product/5710/Co...ent-Bulbs.aspx

Its HO I believe so that would be like 22.5 watts? And I could hang it over the tank. I don't believe my fixture has a reflector, so I will have to get something to do that job.

I'm actually gonna be running to Menards, not Home Depot, and IDK bout Home Depot but Menards as ALOT of bulbs, but of corse I'll have to get the Coralife bulb at the LFS or PetSmart. But I'll pick up some sort of stand or soemthing to hang it from, and maybe some sheet metal to make the reflector.
Guidance would be appreciated, going either Friday or Monday, most likely not Friday. So I got time to plan


EDIT: Holy cow, this thing looks NICE, I gotta check how long my tank is but
Would one of those work nice? http://www.petco.com/product/111939/...t=OnSiteSearch

Double EDIT: YES my tank is 30" long so this would fit perfectly. I don't care if I go over I can always pull out college funds lol.
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Old 08-26-2010, 01:47 AM   #18
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Okay sorry old post was a mess.

This is what I'm thinking...

One of these: 30" http://www.petco.com/product/111939/...t=OnSiteSearch

and then two of these 22" http://www.petco.com/product/111935/...%20Bulb-111935
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Old 08-26-2010, 04:19 AM   #19
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Nevermind, I'm not looking forward to spend a tong of dough on some lights. I'm just gonna get my CFL's and that's it.

Oh and for reflectors, what shoudl I use?
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