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hello everyone heres an update...things are coming along smoothly and quickly. I had just setup my stand and tank, and fashioned the arm for the light, and hung up my metal halide fixture. i went with the 70 watt because i want a longer photoperiod and i hardly get any direct sunlight in my apartment. i think that it was a good choice because yea there isnt any sound, and the light intensity looks like its well more than enough.

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i used these pipe "U" clamps from home depot to attach the arm to the stand, and i also bought these small clamps to tie together the cables so that i can loop the fixture to the arm. i am going to be ordering my plants soon, and hopefully aquascaping right when i get the plants...

ill be using an eheim ecco filter and my ada CO2 advanced system until i get my hands on a 2 pounder CO2 tank, and my regulator from home in norcal.

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This is looking pretty sweet! How much did the ADA shelf go for?

That DIY bar is sweet looking too. Ohh and I think I have the same lamp you have in the background from ikea correct?
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I really like the way you have this set up! Can't wait to see how it turns out!
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is that bulb 8k?

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the bulb is 6700K, i have an 8K bulb on the way...to try out and see which one i like better.
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how do u know how high to hang the pendent from the tank?

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nice, where did you get the stand? Simon @ fishneedit is a great guy to do business with.

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This is really an awesome start. I really like ADA setups like yours, but like you did, I think you can save some money by not going "totally" ADA. Like the light fixture you have is really nice. You're work on the stand is pretty cool too. The u-clamps were really nicely thought-out too. So far, so good!

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Damn if I had room, I'd so do the Metal Halide setup.. I love how you have it set up!
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Good choice to run with the 70w light. Too many people want to give their fish skin cancer.


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Sweet! Nice to see another 70W HQI 60-P setup -- good deal on the fixture too. If those had been around when I was choosing my fixture, I could have saved some cash.

Can't wait to see what you do with it!


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hey jeff, this is the lamp you bought:

http://fishneedit.com/75w-metal-hali...nt-ligh75.html

unfortunately they overcharge on eBay, but either way you got a great deal.

i cant wait to see this set up man!
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hey jeff, this is the lamp you bought:

http://fishneedit.com/75w-metal-hali...nt-ligh75.html

unfortunately they overcharge on eBay, but either way you got a great deal.

i cant wait to see this set up man!

Thats the light, if you buy it from fishneedit.com, you save maybe $5, cause the ebay seller, that the OP linked, offers free shipping.
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fedex ground: 12.99

total: 122.98

plus, if he is in SF, he can just pick it up at the warehouse
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yea i found him on ebay...but i llive in SF so i picked it up...i know that these fixtures still can go cheaper than 120, but nonetheless it was a cheaper alternative to the aquamedic i had my eye on. and yes i should have consulted you guys on stands earlier, but i was actually originally going to build my own wooden stand like i did for my 45cm tank, i dont know if you guys have seen my thread on that before? but yea it was over winterbreak, but i didnt have time, and i saw that i was saving money on the fixture so i had a higher budget for a stand, plus i got a deal from aquaforest since its my alma mater. hehe but yea...i could have saved more money. but i do really like the stand.

Yes i do like the 70 watt fixture, im glad i didnt go with the 150 watt...i havnt grown anything yet, but by the size of the tank, i have a feeling i have more than enough light.
As for the height, i just positioned the fixture about a foot above the tank, other people have told me this is what they have done, and i have done that when servicing tanks, so i will adjust accordingly if my plants need it.

i am planting this tank either tuesday or wednesday, so ill post some more pictures up soon. thanks for the comments and feedback
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