LED to T5 Need Feedback

Discussion in 'Reef Talk' started by Nixperience, Jan 4, 2018.

  1. Chris A.

    Chris A. Formally toomanyfish BRS Member

    I could box it on the inside and just bend the acrylic to shape.
    The retro LED’s are too close to the water inside the hood. Maybe just make a 8” lift out of acrylic and rest the hood on top of it
    Add maybe 2 retro t5’s as well
    What I really want is to ditch the LED’s and go with a single 250 w mh Phoenix Bulb
     
  2. Nixperience

    Nixperience Well-Known Member BRS Member

    Maybe shape a screened lift and then rest a hood on it so you get airflow and don’t end up with a stovepipe on your tank. I’m still having a hard time not envisioning a chefs hat.
     
  3. Chris A.

    Chris A. Formally toomanyfish BRS Member

    I’d love to remove the hood completely and put a mesh screen,but my wife would shoot me because of my daughter starring up at the light.
     
    Nixperience likes this.
  4. Nixperience

    Nixperience Well-Known Member BRS Member

    It’s all about the wives. I’m still not sure what my wife thinks about the new canopy. She probably doesn’t like it and is just not saying anything.
     
    Chris A. likes this.
  5. Nixperience

    Nixperience Well-Known Member BRS Member

    So my wife hates seeing the mounting. I’m not sure what to do.
     
  6. aresangel

    aresangel Well-Known Member Officer BRS Member

    Maybe make a false wall behind the tank to match the wall color?

    As for the top not much you can do unless you raise the picture and increase the height of your canopy.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
  7. Nixperience

    Nixperience Well-Known Member BRS Member

    I think she doesn’t like the canopy in general. She wants less coming out and above the tank.
     
  8. Nixperience

    Nixperience Well-Known Member BRS Member

    Now I have a 24” t5 retro kit and 2 ATI Blue + bulbs coming Friday that I can’t use.
     
  9. gurumasta

    gurumasta Senior Moron BRS Member

    Corals before morals is what I say....

    No wonder why my wife hates me...
     
    Nixperience likes this.
  10. aresangel

    aresangel Well-Known Member Officer BRS Member

    I see your problem. You made it too nice to start with. You should have made it ghetto, rusty aluminum stand with wires , no canopy, and light pouring into the room.

    I went from this [​IMG]

    To this
    [​IMG]

    That one she hates the most

    To this

    [​IMG]


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
  11. Nixperience

    Nixperience Well-Known Member BRS Member

    Lol. My wife would leave me if I did that.
     
  12. Nixperience

    Nixperience Well-Known Member BRS Member

    AF2E0151-54B5-4A53-B4F0-0FA63026BCE0.jpeg I’m thinking maybe I’ll use the tank mount for my hydra and then mount a 6” ext rail off both sides of the hydra and mount the primes to it.
     
    Last edited: Jan 10, 2018
  13. Nixperience

    Nixperience Well-Known Member BRS Member

    287EBC0F-3ECF-4F86-B817-44B30D67BABF.jpeg So this is what the wife approves. This is my best case scenario until I can afford a nanobox quad.
     
  14. dz6t

    dz6t Acro Garden, BRS Sponsor BRS Member

    It looks great,
    Nanobox will look better, but it is a very poor value.
     
    Nixperience likes this.
  15. Chris A.

    Chris A. Formally toomanyfish BRS Member

    Wife knows best :D
     
    Nixperience likes this.
  16. dz6t

    dz6t Acro Garden, BRS Sponsor BRS Member

    They rules...our life
     
    Nixperience likes this.

Share This Page