So finally I decided to work on my lighting again. As most can recall I bought a Current USA 4-T5 light fixture. I took the canopy completely out and been running that fixture. But, the ultimate plan was to put that fixture in my canopy. Curent USA makes the fixture to fit in most canopies.
My son came over to visit me yesterday and he helped me put the fixture in the canopy. I have two 110 VHO bulbs in the front and now have the 4-54 watts T5s in the back.
Updated 08-11-2011 at 09:22 AM by Hat39406
I installed my new T-5's yesterday and took some pics! I have 2 VHO's in the front and 2 T-5's in the rear. I now have to actually finish painting rear of doors and hang with new hardware, finish painting outside of hood, straighten out my electrical and put lights on timers, decide what to do about the sump and probably other things I can't think about..lol. FUN STUFF if ya an ADDICT!!
Well, here are some tank shots I took last night.
Updated 07-02-2010 at 08:34 AM by Hat39406
The weekend is coming soon and I will need to go ang get some supplies soon, so some quick questions.
1). VHO- I have 4 VHO's on the system. I need to by two ballast and the seller said he buys them from the builder store. (Home Depot, etc.) the question is: What can y'all tell me about VHO lighting. I never used then before? And, do y'all get ya lighting from HD or where? VHO parts, endcaps, etc.? Should I mount the ballast and such under in stand are on back of canopy, what
I broke down and bought some new lighting. T-5 HO 10000k. Tank is lit up like a Christmas ttree now! ;-) Here is a before and after pic of tank.
I also bought a freg from the LFS. It's a Blue Ridge coral, here is a pic. (from iphone, sorry for the poor pic)
What can anyone tell me about
I seen MH light at Lowes the other day. Can I use these bulbs? Are they the same as the ones y'all use? And, do they sell the T5 bulbs?