Simple Cheap T5 Sump light

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  1. ziyaadb

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    Ok so i needed some sump lighting and i already had the following items

    1*24W T5
    1*30W conventional electronic ballast
    Eggcrate
    Cable ties
    Catering grade foil

    This is what i done

    Cable tied 2 pieces eggcrate together as i did not have 1 piece big enough

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    Reflector material

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    Reflector made:

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    Cut your eggcrate to fit the lighting tube and ensure that your reflector is the correct size

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    Place it over your sump and put it on

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    Viola it works great

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    Cool DIY

    What is the foil wrapped around ?

    Why not make the reflector the entire size of the eggcrate ?
     
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    Nothing its folded a big piece a couple of times so that it has some strength and then bent. Im sure that you can do that but i prefer the reflector narrow instead of wide
     
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    Cool, are you using this for Caulepra or Cheato ?
     
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    will be using it for both will also be adding a 20W energy saver as well just to ensure that i have enough light:thumbup:
     
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