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My new lighting....coming on Friday.

Postby meisen on Wed Dec 31, 2008 9:01 pm

Just bought this off of ebay....LED full spectrum in a new pendant style aka "the Ball". I guess I am going to have to find something to hang it over the tank with but it looks pretty cool.

http://www.timessquarenyc.org/nye/nye_ball.html



Guy says he needs to use it through tonight and will ship on Friday. I can't wait [-o< [-o< [-o<












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Re: My new lighting....coming on Friday.

Postby causeofhim on Sun Jan 04, 2009 3:49 am

You should have no problem hanging that in your living room. It's only 11,875 pounds.

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Re: My new lighting....coming on Friday.

Postby meisen on Mon Jan 05, 2009 7:55 pm

Anyone got any large drywall anchors?
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Re: My new lighting....coming on Friday.

Postby BraenDead on Tue Jan 06, 2009 12:02 am

This says 1.25 to 5 tons - guessing the size is deceiving in the picture:

http://www.allproducts.com/manufacture9 ... 13711.html

maybe two of the 5 ton anchors? Now you need to secure your ceiling to support the anchor :)

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Re: My new lighting....coming on Friday.

Postby meisen on Tue Jan 06, 2009 1:26 pm

Dang, isnt it always the way with ebay. Turns out the thing wont fit through the front door.

Guess its going to have to be a patio light or something......
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Re: My new lighting....coming on Friday.

Postby meisen on Tue Jan 06, 2009 1:28 pm

Seriously though I am getting close to just ordering one of those LED light panels from the bay just to see what it can do....most are ahem for growing other stuff but might work in a fuge situation. Red gets filtered out quickly from water so probably few things that are adapated to grow under it....maybe Chaeto since it floats?
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Re: My new lighting....coming on Friday.

Postby SilverSurfer on Tue Jan 06, 2009 1:46 pm

Good point Meisen, would think as they are being used for regular household plants it should do the same in shallow tank saltwater:

http://cgi.ebay.com/48-Watt-WHITE-BLUE- ... 7C294%3A50

http://cgi.ebay.com/900-LED-GROW-LIGHT- ... 7C294%3A50


Hydroponic lamps, would be interesting if someone eventually does a soft coral experiment tank to see if these significately cheaper lights would sustain them, as they do household plants
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Re: My new lighting....coming on Friday.

Postby Chachijoe75 on Wed Jan 14, 2009 11:06 pm

I may try this if I ever put together a nano.
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Re: My new lighting....coming on Friday.

Postby meisen on Tue Jan 27, 2009 10:42 am

Talked with Sanjay a little bit last week....he pretty much dismisses anything but LEDs as the future of aquarium lighting. And looking at the newer Solaris that are coming out I can see it. Somehow they are getting a crisper look to their light than before IMO.....definitely harder to distinguish from MH in its current form. Maybe a better quality of diode? There were even some mild glitter lines though still not as much as I like. And the fun thing is that you can swap on the fly from 10K grow your corals light to 20K glow your corals light in 2 seconds. I even think you can program some of each into the days lighting ie you light with 10K all day and put the 20ks on to enjoy the colors in the evening.

Anyway, I am more seriously considering trying a fixture, maybe when the prices drop a bit :mrgreen:
I am still a little leery of the non-user replaceable bulbs and the extremely high cost of replacement when they do go......
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