DIY Metal Halide Lighting Pendant

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  1. Warr7207

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    Hennie, you mentioned a DIY solution for metal Halide lighting.

    Please can you give us some details :)
     
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    me too.
     
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    How many mh bulbs u want? T5's? I can help out
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    Also tagging along. Need to start thinking about light for my new tank and am leaning toward a 2 x 250 MH pendent
     
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    i will post my plans for the ones i am going to build
    2-3 150w MH
    5 t5's and cables..
     
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    Eish that sounds interesting, please start a DIY thread :)
     
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    cool, will make it a step by step build
    gotta learn sketchup quick
     
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    viper357 Admin MASA Contributor

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    Where is Hennie, he's been MIA for over 2 weeks now?

    I'm also interested in some DIY MH, need to make some up or buy some pretty soon.
     
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    Here are some pics of a pendant that I've built out of pine framing and plywood. There are 8xT5's(39w) and 2x150W MH. Works very well and allows easy access to the tank.

    P1010420.jpg P1010422.jpg P1010421.jpg
     
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    Some awesome DIY there:thumbup:
     
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    viper357 Admin MASA Contributor

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    Nice work Mudshark, what fittings did you use for the MH pendants/reflectors?
     
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    The MH fittings are the ordinary standard 150w, rectangular fittings. The T5's are under aluminium reflectors.
     
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    i am watching this thread defently:)
     
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    Hi Guys, Just spoke to Hennie, he is still alive and kicking ;), just been out of coms for a while, should be back online over the weekend!
     
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    Yup, I'm BACK :thumbup: Thanks for the concern :)

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