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LDogg
10-10-2008, 01:58 PM
so as you know I am going to be swapping the solaris for 400w HQI's. I would prefer to keep my open top look over the 120. After browsing RC earlier today I found this.... i am torn between the Lumenbright Mini's and Lumenarc III Mini Stealth's in the pics below. I am leaning towards the lumenarcs at the moment though. I am planning on doing 2 400's over the 120, and 2 250's over my soon to be frag system. I have about the same amount of ceiling height to make up, so this is a pretty good representation of what mine would look like.

http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa85/YellowBellyTang/IMG_2079.jpg

http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa85/YellowBellyTang/IMG_2086.jpg

http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa85/YellowBellyTang/IMG_2087.jpg

Huhhhhh
10-10-2008, 02:05 PM
That's a clean looking setp.

LDogg
10-10-2008, 02:09 PM
yeah, I thought so too. he added some t5's to the front and back, afterwards. I was thinking of doing this to accomplish that.

since the 120 has euro bracing, build a small frame that sits on top. only the height of a retro kit. kinda like the cap he has except a few inches taller to hide a retro kit.

Deuce67
10-10-2008, 02:30 PM
How about a pair of Sfiligoi Infinity XR6. Even has a dimmable programmable ballast.

http://www.aquariumobsessed.com/images/Xr6-2.jpg

LDogg
10-10-2008, 02:38 PM
yeah, ok.... :D I saw that in a for sale thread. the guy want's $1100 for it.

Deuce67
10-10-2008, 02:41 PM
Lol! Nice fixture tho.

Reefkoi
10-10-2008, 02:47 PM
The Sfiligoi pendants are insanely nice looking!
I have seen them in action, yeah the price is hard to swallow but how nice would they look Larry!

Elos has a cool new fixture out this year as well.
Look those up

LDogg
10-10-2008, 03:07 PM
yeah, I have a couple really sweet fixtures today browsing...

I talked to the guy's at luminarc, and the Mini Stealth III's will be ready in the next week or two. they are at RAP right now. plus I want to buy 4 pendants to cover the 120 and the frag system.

LDogg
10-13-2008, 08:44 AM
so I am pretty much set on getting the lumenarc's with vue ballasts, and well not sure on the bulbs, but they will be 20k.

Reefkoi
10-13-2008, 08:49 AM
Damn you should have told me about those being at RAP, I could have looked them over.........I was too busy going apes*** over the coral vendors booths to visit any drygoods vendors.

C

LDogg
10-13-2008, 09:23 AM
oh well... :D I figured these will be better for my situation since they have a 30x30 spread, and are pretty small.

Reefkoi
10-13-2008, 09:37 AM
Lumenarcs are great, thats all I run.
The brites need to be mounted much higher it seems to get the same spread...........which kind of negates the whole PAR thing LOL but if you have 400's on a 24" tank I suppose you are ok, but I believe in giving them as much light as you are paying for an not wasting any :)

C

68sting
10-13-2008, 01:22 PM
Is there a good write up any where discussing the differences of all the pendants out there?

LDogg
10-13-2008, 02:12 PM
RC is going to have the most info on all the brands. most people go with lumenarc or lumenbright. the difference is lumenbrights are more focused while lumenarcs have a larger spread. (30x30) both do a great job and are very very bright. for me since I am not building a canopy, I want something small, that covers a larger area. I also like to look of that pendant.