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Dseg
12/05/2012, 01:10 PM
So I didn't want to add a big ugly canopy over my tank so I retrofitted two T5s with my AI SOLs for all of the missing spectrum. I added a Purple Plus and a Blue Plus for all the missing spectrum. I've had the AIs for about two years and reds, pinks, and purples now all look horrible. I am hoping that they start to come back now. Tank is so much better to look at.

Here is the frame:
http://img849.imageshack.us/img849/7093/firstone.jpg

T5s with the LEDs:
http://img825.imageshack.us/img825/1150/secondd.jpg

Still looks slick:
http://img856.imageshack.us/img856/807/tanklights.jpg

screamingibis
12/05/2012, 01:26 PM
is that the miro t-5 retro kit?

screamingibis
12/05/2012, 01:27 PM
is that the miro t-5 retro kit? I'm thinking about doing the same thing to my diy led setup. sorry about the double post. don't know what happened

S14Swap240sx
12/05/2012, 01:38 PM
awsome! i was thinking about stripping the 2 inside bulbs out of a 4 bulb 60inch tek fixture if i ever decide to turn my 6ft tank into salt

passion4reef
12/05/2012, 01:55 PM
Real nice. Awesome color. This is one of the reasons why I'm afraid to get leds with just white and blue in them.

Dseg
12/05/2012, 02:19 PM
is that the miro t-5 retro kit? I'm thinking about doing the same thing to my diy led setup. sorry about the double post. don't know what happened

Yes, you can get them at ReefGeek, they are awesome with excellent customer service. LEDs aren't fully there yet, I've tried most of the big brand names... Have to do a hybrid LED setup if you plan on keeping a mixed reef.