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Old 09/20/2009, 01:23 PM   #1
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Solar Tube Lighting

Does anyone know about this or have any information/experience; using tube lights to supplement DT lighting? I was thinking of putting three 14" over a 6' tank.


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Old 09/20/2009, 01:53 PM   #2
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Old 09/20/2009, 05:47 PM   #3
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Re: Solar Tube Lighting

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Does anyone know about this or have any information/experience; using tube lights to supplement DT lighting? I was thinking of putting three 14" over a 6' tank.
I've got 4 over my 340g. My corals have never been happier. Use a couple of actinic VHOs to round out the color (sunlight is pretty yellow) but I'm loving this decision. still waiting to borrow a PAR meter to get real measurements, but my corals and clams appear quite content.


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Old 09/20/2009, 05:53 PM   #4
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I've heard they are good down south, but I wonder about further north...Colorado??


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Old 09/20/2009, 07:19 PM   #5
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colorado actually has more watts/square meter then down south, and also more insolation. I would say our climate is made for solar tubes.


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Old 09/22/2009, 08:56 AM   #6
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colorado actually has more watts/square meter then down south, and also more insolation. I would say our climate is made for solar tubes.
Interesting and makes sense. Thanx!!!

Only bad thing is our short days during the winter months. So I'd have to get some other supplemental lighting. Anyone got experience/suggestions; perhaps on the plasma lights?


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