Boyu LED hood

Discussion in 'Boyu TL450 and TL550 advice' started by Marine007, 15 Oct 2012.

  1. Marine007

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    designed for the hs60 users only ,doesnt fit TL550 same tank tho but attachments are diferent as the hs60 originall hood is the TL550 with halide in
     
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    Ok thx - I've never seen an HS60 in any of the LFS. (Looking everytime I visit).
    I was wondering whether the only difference was the MH, and whether the shape, etc was different. Both are 128l - so I hoped the hoods would be compatible - sad that it is not ...
     
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    naa they identical,only the hood and hood mounts differ... so the HS60 is a TL550 with a halide and chiller
     
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    @Marine007 - the Boyu LED hood has arrived (well one or two tanks in South Africa)!
    Unfortunately my order of a separate hood did not arrive but Perkies do have one tank - R3950, so only R1000 extra for the LED hood - definitely the way to ge for anyone getting a new TL550.

    pics - The all new Boyu TL550LED - Marine Aquariums South Africa
     
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    Hey Marine007, they have a HS60 at Aquatic Vision in Brackenfell, at least they did last week. The one i saw there had led fitted to the hood, & was equipped with a chiller, looked like a nice tank to me.
     
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    I saw that also - problem is not looking for another tank, and the HS60 lid doesn't fit on the Boyu550.
    Was looking into a Boyu LED hood if affordable..

    Plan B is to look at Tunze's LED lights which are submersible. Suspect they may be the more cost efficient option.

    Also looking for a HS60 stand - don't like the 550 stand and don't trust that it will hold up if my 3 year old pays it close inspection...

    But I have a big tank that's keeping my busy, so no hurry at all...
     
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    i doubt those tunze leds will do anything for corals
     
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    Tagging along... Would also like to know if the LED hood is available for the 550.
     
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    The problem we have (and I only speak for us) is that the LED option is available for the TL-550. Our supplier does not order in the hoods on their own. That's the last I heard. Not really got into any further enquiries and initially we thought the price a little dear for the tank.

    Maybe other sponsors can help you with more up to date info.
     
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    Thx Andre'. Having a look at your 54W CREE LED at the moment. Seems like removing the hood is going to be the only option as I sure as hell have no clue about DIY'ing and modding the hood.
     
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    I am using the 900mm CREE LED Unit from Andre and yes it has kicked my Coral growth into overdrive.
     
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