Looking For Lighting

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  1. Ashley

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    HI ALL
    I am looking at purchasing some lighting fro my 1.2 x 600 x 450 tank.
    Can anyone help please.
    Found the light as per picture , IS IT GOOD. Price is R2500.00

    Two 150 watt BLV HIT DE 20000 kelvin Metal Halide Lamps included. The halide lamp holders can be swiveled.
    Two 54 watt T5 Actinic Lamps included
    Two Moonlight LED Lamps included
    Suspension Cables included
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    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    looks good.i remember Rory had some aswsome units.dont know if its still available
     
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    Yes, I think his name is Rory from Aquatank in Krugersdorp.
     
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    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    no no.this is Rory our Super Moderator from Cape Town
     
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    viper357 Admin MASA Contributor

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    Welcome to the forum Ashley.

    The lights look good, BLV are one of the better makes of aquarium globes.

    Bear in mind that with the 20k globes the tank is going to have quite a blue colour.
     
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    Thanks
    New to the game here , Do you think that this unit will work ?
    Any other suggestions ?
     
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    Yip, it will definitely do the job, you will be able to keep any type of coral under those lights.
     
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    oh yes Welcome to MASA
     
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    Thanks All
    I think i will order this unit on monday. Most probably going to have some fun trying to hang over the tank to mount it.
     
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    Welcome to MASA

    Yes thats good lights at a good price, yeah the 20 000K will be blue but you can change to 14 000K when its time to replace
     
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    Nice lighting rig, the 20000k bulb as mentioned earlier will be nice and blue, but the supplemtation of the t5's will sort out you par. just make sure that the t5's are nice. ati or giesman, all good brands.

    Welcome to MASA
     
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    is it possible to get these guys to swop those 20K bulbs for 14K?
     
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    thats a good idea and then add actinic t5's
     
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    yeah thats good tridan
     
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    You guys need to learn to read :tt2:

    Ashley, when you mount your lights, it would be a good idea to try and mount them so that you can adjust the height, it helps when you have to work in the tank and you can move them out of the way, also if you need to acclimatise certain corals it is nice to be able to raise and lower the lights.

    If you are mounting them in a fixed position then have them about 20cm's above the water surface.
     
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    :whistling: @ viper
     
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    give us a break viper stressing as tomorrow is back to work :lol:
     
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    Hey Ashley welcome to Masa, looks like a nice lighting hood, what make is it?
    I would definatly try change the globes for the 14K range, will be far better for corals.
     
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    That looks like quite a nice fitting. What make is it? And where did you get it?
     
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    From me.
    No the light is not that blue.
     
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