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Old 02/23/2017, 07:45 PM   #1
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T5 Retrofit Kit to Go with Radion

As the title states, I'm looking to supplement my Radion with some t5 lighting. The only problem, I have a rimless tank and only want a total of 2 t5 bulbs (one on each side of the Radion.

Does anyone have a good way of doing this? I don't have a hood or the ability to hang anything, my Radion is mounted with the ecotefh RMS mount. Any ideas on what may be possible to do?


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Old 02/23/2017, 07:59 PM   #2
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http://www.bulkreefsupply.com/t5-ho-...-lighting.html

this is what you need. If you cant hang anything you going to need to fab something like a ridgid arm that goes across the tank And hang the t5. Can you use L brackets of of the back wall?

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Old 02/23/2017, 08:03 PM   #3
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Im in the process of doing the same. Kessils with 1 t5 on each side. In a perfect world you could find a used 8 light t5 fixture and gut the middle and mount your LEDs in the middle and tada instant hybrid. Lol. Mounting seems to be the biggest issue tho.

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Old 02/24/2017, 12:27 AM   #4
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http://www.bulkreefsupply.com/t5-ho-...-lighting.html

this is what you need. If you cant hang anything you going to need to fab something like a ridgid arm that goes across the tank And hang the t5. Can you use L brackets of of the back wall?

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I saw this when I was searching. I don't know if I'll be able to use any type of of brackets although I do have some. If I don't go in this direction, the biggest issue would be making sure the lights are at the same height as my radion. I may have to create some sort of clamp on device the lights connect to so it can go all the way across.


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Old 03/13/2017, 07:34 PM   #5
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https://youtu.be/aoaKZUOH4vU

This is a good video for this topic....


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Old 03/13/2017, 07:53 PM   #6
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How about a hanging canopy like the one built for the BRS160? Except hang it by building a conduit lamp tree. That thing looks seamless with their 160 gallon rimless Reef Savvy tank.

https://youtu.be/GTuj5MJCgpc


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Old 03/14/2017, 02:05 AM   #7
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https://youtu.be/aoaKZUOH4vU

This is a good video for this topic....
This is kind of what I was thinking. Any idea of where I can find this retrofit kit?


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Old 03/23/2017, 04:27 PM   #8
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https://youtu.be/aoaKZUOH4vU

This is a good video for this topic....
This ended up being what I went with. Haven't officially hung it yet, but the MIRO retrofit was easy to put together and now I'll have the added value of T5s on the tank. Thanks for the help!


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Old 10/28/2017, 08:50 PM   #9
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Which bulbs did you end up going with.


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Old 11/09/2017, 10:51 PM   #10
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Which bulbs did you end up going with.
Sorry took a bit to respond, I went with a coral plus and blue plus. Working really well.


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Old 11/10/2017, 11:59 PM   #11
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this is 4 bulb but will fit perfectly your fixture and look good https://www.aquaticlife.com/aquatic-...m-fixture.html


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Old 11/11/2017, 04:43 PM   #12
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Yeah that Aquatic life fixture is great


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