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macperry
04/02/2007, 09:32 AM
Just finished this phase a couple of days ago:

http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q160/macperry/CustomLights.jpg

These are some of the effects of the HQI fixture:

http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q160/macperry/AnemNewLites.jpg

Even seems to make my female false black ocellaris a little more perky:

http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q160/macperry/JaneMick.jpg

Questions or opinions welcome.....Thanks

Rosseau
04/02/2007, 10:47 AM
Awesome, what are the stats on the light?

TGBrown
04/02/2007, 01:20 PM
Any detailed information? Did you completely take out the PC lights? How is the Sunpod mounted, or is it just sitting there?

macperry
04/02/2007, 03:41 PM
The 16.5" SunPod is mounted on stock legs. The stock AP12g hood was completely removed to allow access to the rear chambers. That finally allowed me to but a nice HOB skimmer. I cut the front of the hood and mounted the scavenged reflector and endcaps with epoxy. I am running the ballast remotely now, so there is no heat issue. This tank always ran at 84F and I could never get the pH to stabilize. Now that it's getting all this fresh air, the temp is rock solid at 80F (which is where my heater is set) and the pH is 8.3 with lights on, and 8.1 with lights off. It used to run at 7.7 until I would 2 part it up to 8.2, then it would drift right back down. This little mod seems to have solved a whole bunch of problems....and I got way more light!