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Discussion in 'Lighting' started by aaronnorth, 4 Apr 2008.

  1. aaronnorth

    aaronnorth Member

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    You may have seen it but anyway:

    http://www.aquaessentials.co.uk/index.p ... ts_id=1936

    it's a giesemann lighting pendant and it fits a whopping 12 x 80w T5's (960watts!)

    That's a lot of light, and it is only 150cm long! Thats your average 400l. you will have to have an extremely deep aquarium for this.
     
  2. Voo

    Voo Member

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    Extremely deep pockets too :?
     
  3. Themuleous

    Themuleous Member

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    IMHO its overkill, you dont need nearly that amount of light over a 150cm. It'd be running at around 6-8WPG, far to high.

    Sam
     
  4. Steve Smith

    Steve Smith Member

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    I was reading Clive's comments on lighting last week and from memory the plants max out at about 5wpg anyway, and can't use any more light (obviously with the accompanying levels of CO2/nutrients).

    It would look cool, but as Sam says, total overkill :lol:
     
  5. Martin

    Martin Member

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    Can you imagine the heat coming off 960w of T5, I suppose you could switch off your central heating if you had one of these badboys running all day! :wideyed:
     
  6. aaronnorth

    aaronnorth Member

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    Surely it would of been a better idea to make them longer like 400cm, there is no other way these would sell that i could think off, it's just a 'wow' thing that they have brought out IMO
     
  7. Ed Seeley

    Ed Seeley Member

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    I think originally these were designed for reef tanks rather than planted ones to offer an alternative to Metal Halides. They'd probably count as medium light for a reef!!! :wideyed:
     
  8. SuperColey1

    SuperColey1 Member

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    They'll sell....to the light obsessed americans on APC!! he, he

    :twisted:

    Andy
     
  9. PM

    PM Member

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    You're probably right there Andy, considering they pay about 40% of what we do for a Tek light unit :mad: :mad:
     

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