what else can go wrong....please help

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  1. iceman

    iceman Fire Worm

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    As in my other I am re-setting up my reef tank... I once again have hit a snag i have a current nova extreme pro t5 fixture and not much room under my canopy. i could hang it in the canopy but it is rather heavy and will likely break the top. im a college student and cannot pay 500 dollars per fixture for leds. can anyone help me find a lightweight light that i can use on my reef tank. :cry:
     
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  3. mdbostwick

    mdbostwick Vlamingii Tang

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    What size tank? and What kind of coral are you wanting to grow?
     
  4. ingtar_shinowa

    ingtar_shinowa Giant Squid

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    Build another canopy.
     
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  5. iceman

    iceman Fire Worm

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    75 gal. And I'd rather not build it. The one I have was built to match the stand.
     
  6. delreefer

    delreefer Astrea Snail

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    how about cutting a hole to match the size of the fixture and mounting the fixture on top of the canopy? if the canopy is a low rise one and has a hinged top on it , remove it and build a couple of braces to support the fixture inside the canopy without the top on it.
     
  7. DSC reef

    DSC reef Giant Squid

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    That fixture is well worth building another canopy. That's a really nice T5 fixture and if you find a "lighter" one you'll most likely be sacrificing in quality. You've got good options given to you so it's up to you to decide. I vote new canopy or hang it.
     
  8. iceman

    iceman Fire Worm

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    Thanks for all the help it has enough room under the canopy I just don't c now how to mount it.
     
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  10. iceman

    iceman Fire Worm

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    well i think i am going to MH or a kit from rapid led any suggestions.
     
  11. mdbostwick

    mdbostwick Vlamingii Tang

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    I wouldn't do MH under your canopy.
     
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    DSC reef Giant Squid

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    I have metal halide and T5 under my canopy but I run a chiller. Best combo in my opinion for a reef.
     
  13. mdbostwick

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    I was thinking the chiller would make MH in the canopy ok but I didn't know since I don't have experience with a chiller.