Sun Sun Light unit?

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by Slagter, 22 Feb 2010.

  1. Slagter

    Slagter MASA Contributor

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    Hey guys...

    Due to the fact that I cannot find any SE 150watt MH bulbs in the 14000K light spectrum or above, I am buying a new lighting unit. The problem is, I can't afford R8000 for an Aqua Medic or equivalent. So I am looking at the Budget systems. The Sun Sun system has 2 x 20000K 150watt DE bulbs, 2 x 10 000K 54watt T5's and some Blue LED moonlights.

    So the question is this really: Is this enough light for SPS? In the future I will make this tank an SPS tank, but at the moment it will be used for softies and easy to keep corals. I'd also really like a nemmie when the tank is ready for one. (I believe 6 months to a year?)

    What are your thought on this light unit? Please bear in mind my budgetary constraints.

    I think the sunsun and the Real Inc are the same thing?

    PS: It's this one: Real Lighting Products


    Thanks.

    Sean
     
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    Singularity Hmmm amper!

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    Isnt real an South African product, or do they just import ?
     
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    it should do the trick depending on the size and depth of the tank. you can also just move the more light loving corals towards the top.
     
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    Hi Slagter!! Nice to have met you on Saterday!!;)

    I have the exact light unit you are looking at "Real, 2 x 150W, 2 x 54W T5's and two moon LEDS! This light works awasome! And will give you all the lighting requirements needed for that future Nennie, LPS and SPS's.

    The only thing I would recommend is changing the T5's tubes that comes with the unit with Geisemen Actinic Plus tubes. Both the MH and T5 that come with the unit are 10 000K.

    You can speak to Lanzo as he stocks these light units which also comes with a good guarentee.

    Happy shopping!!!;)
     
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    Slagter Thread Starter MASA Contributor

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    Yeah dude!! It was cool. Lanzo's place is awesome!

    The unit apparently now comes with 20000K MH bulbs. I can choose what T5 tubes I want so I went with 10 000K tubes. I don't like having seriously blue light. I prefer it to look fairly natural.

    I can't buy them from Lanzo unfortunately... He doesn't take cards yet... I have a gift card which I am going to pay for these lights... Does this unit have any fans built into it?

    The tank is 1200 x 600 x 600.
     
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    Price?
     
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    where you getting it from slagter?
     
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    Slagter Thread Starter MASA Contributor

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    I'm getting it from one of the LFS's in Joburg. Don't know if I can mention names that aren't sponsors?
     
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    butcherman Moderator MASA Contributor

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    PM please slagter
     
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    This light unit is perfect for that size tank!. Almost the same as mine! (1300 x 500 x 500)

    This light does not come with fans but if you open it you will see that it doesn't need it! The entire unit is wired with heat resistant (White Nylon) wire.

    Just be ware that I also ordered the unit with 20 000K MH's and although the globes states 20 000K it shines at 10 000K. Not good quality globes. I had to replace the MH to reefteck 14 000 and the T5's with geisemen. It trust me, the 14 000K reeftecks are alot blue'r than the 20 000K globes they give with the unit!!

    But for starters the light will work perfect with the globes it come with and you can replace them when money becomes available. Afterall, corals grow better under more white light!!:thumbup:
     
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    Slagter Thread Starter MASA Contributor

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    Sweet... Ok cool. I'm glad I made this choice... The only problem is This tank will have a canopy... Dammit! I don't think the tank builders will change it to an open canopy either. The unit won't fit into the canopy either. It's too long. Oh well. Maybe copletely open top is the way to go then? I'll definitely have a look at the other MH bulbs as I go along.
     
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    Who has Stock???
     
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    Slagter Thread Starter MASA Contributor

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    It's not a sponsor, but Lanzo can get these as well.
     
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    viper357 Admin MASA Contributor

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    I agree, looks like a really nice lighting unit, I wouldn't even think twice about buying it. It would probably cost about the same to make up a DIY hood with these specs, very nice price, go for it.
     
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    Quintus the irish aXeman

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    hi
    can you pm me ,the LFS you are refering to
     
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    Slagter Thread Starter MASA Contributor

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    Like I said earlier, the only reason I'm not taking it from Lanzo is because he doesn't have a card payment facility.

    Thanks Viper, I really hope it works nicely... We shall see... I think it's time to start a tank build thread, I have almost all the stuff now. I just need the tank. LOL!
     
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    I'm sure it will, but things do go wrong so keep your receipt and check with the LFS on the warranty period. Now get your tank thread going :thumbup:.

    Might be an idea to ask the LFS to plug it in before you buy so you can check all is 100%.
     
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    Come on sean do a couple of pics !
     
  21. Slagter

    Slagter Thread Starter MASA Contributor

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    I'll check the unit before walking out the store. Thanks Viper.

    Chris, I'll start a thread and take the pics tonight of some of the gear. I'll snap some pics of the tank tomorrow. The sump is busy being made. It's almost ready to rock and roll!!
     
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