*** t5 globe arrangement***

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  1. Punisher

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    hi boys and girls

    i wanted to ask a potentially stupid question.

    i have a T5 unit with 8x54w globes and individual reflectors thanks to a fellow reefer :thumbup: @dallasg.

    i wanted to know if there is any specific arrangement / or the globes should be in from front to back of the DT or is it pretty much a personal thing?

    all geisemann

    1 x Aqua Pink
    1 x Midday
    1 x pure actinic
    3 x aqua blue plus
    2 x actinic +

    thanks
    :thumbup:
     
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  3. rakabos

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    Spread the aquablues across the layout. Rest honestly makes no difference
     
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  4. Punisher

    Punisher Thread Starter

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    thx Rakie
     
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    always wondered if it makes and diff to the "spread" of light
    :p
     
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    only diff it makes is to you the reefer, you do prefer to have pure actinic first and pink in the middle
     
  7. Punisher

    Punisher Thread Starter

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    thanks mr g
    i will do accordingly...
    wiring it up tonight with the help of @CarlosF
     
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    or let me rather say... ill be watching as to avoid killing myself.
    ill hand over the drink and tools :tt2:
     
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    ok so the lighting unit was tested last night and let me just say, i think carlosF and myself are a bit
    blind today.

    only issue now is : my Dt is 1.5m long
    the lighting unit is just short of that

    1. do you guys have any idea how i can overcome this ( i had some pieces of super wood cut to make a "base" for the unit to rest on. so i will put the wood on the bracing of the DT as there is a small canopy/trim/ cabinet that gets placed around the rim of the tank
    2. what clearance do i need from water level
    3. how the F are you suppose to work while the light hangs so low, trying to work out something where i can lift the unit when ( and only when) i have to have my hands in the tank.
    4. what colour globes would you guys advise as im not to sure... ( all blue, mixed etc ?? )

    thanks
     
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    I still see black spots lol, don't stare into 450watts not good for you haha
     
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