Upgrade Halide/Canopy Build

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  1. Robman

    Robman Great White Shark

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    Well I finally am going to get Halide Lighting. I have saved for a long time, and am going to replace my Canopy and T-5's with a bigger and better halide retro-fitted 3x400w halide DIY canopy. I got some goodies via UPS tonite!! Playing hookie tommorow to start the build. I will take lots of pics and update step by step. I had to start with Spider reflectors. I will upgrade them later. Here are some pics of what I got tonight.

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  3. slocal

    slocal Torch Coral

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    Dun Dun Dunnnnnn.....


    It's ALIVE......ALIVE!!!!!

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    Well, your corals will be like that after the upgrade. Congrats man!
     
  4. Dingo

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    gorgeous ;)

    EDIT: ushio 14k?
     
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  5. slocal

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    LOL, you photophile ;)
     
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    hahaha you caught me... sometimes i find myself unable to resist
     
  7. Robman

    Robman Great White Shark

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    Yes 400w 14k
     
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  9. Robman

    Robman Great White Shark

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    This is the existing canopy with the 2 T-5 fixtures mounted on top. ( I want a before and after on this build thread).

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  10. slocal

    slocal Torch Coral

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    Well that tank is already gorgeous. I can only imagine the beauty when you harness the power of the sun and start introducing some SPS awesomeness 8)
     
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    Hahahaha....Love it!;D
     
  12. Robman

    Robman Great White Shark

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    Thanks!!! I am pretty stoked!! I am ready to start making the switch to SPS dominant....Oh, BTW. There will be a surprise add on DIY at the end of this build...I think everyone will like it!8)