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Old 01/01/2008, 06:05 PM
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Old 01/02/2008, 06:29 PM
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Re: lumenbright over acrylic

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anyone have these reflectors over acrylic? How high do you have them? Just wondering how high I need to place these so that it does not produce excessive heat to cause stress or crazing on the top with the light be more concentrated and all. The reflectors are slightly larger than my openings (by 1-2").

your tank sounds like mine. I have acrylic and the bulbs are 12" from the surface.....I think. I'll have to look back and see for sure, but I'm almost 100% sure of that. I havnt noticed any issues as of yet and i've been running them for a few months now.
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Old 01/02/2008, 11:31 PM
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we ordered two lumenbrights and should have them by the weekend. they are going to be fitted with two 400w 20k radiums on a 4ft by 3ft by 2ft tank. Should have them going by next week sometime i'll post pictures.
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Old 01/02/2008, 11:35 PM
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we ordered two lumenbrights and should have them by the weekend. they are going to be fitted with two 400w 20k radiums on a 4ft by 3ft by 2ft tank. Should have them going by next week sometime i'll post pictures.
Nice tank dimensions, can't wait to see the tank with the new lights. Do you have any current pictures?
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Old 01/02/2008, 11:36 PM
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sure do one sec lemmie get them we just set it up a few weeks ago
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Old 01/02/2008, 11:40 PM
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here it is with the water in it for the first time

here is a picture with the rockwork just put in

picture with the bottom part of the stand finished

we are currently finishing up the canopy. planning on hanging the reflectors with the bulbs about 16 inches off the tank. there is only one 400w 20k radium running on the tank right now. getting some pretty good coverage with a run of the mill reflector. here are some more angles on the tank



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Old 01/05/2008, 04:03 PM
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finished Lumenbrite

I think I remember someone wanting to know when the finished black shell Lumenbrites were coming out. I was looking around reefspecialty.com and had noticed he is carrying the Lumenbrite reflectors with the finished outside. They look pretty nice. I believe they are available in double ended also. I got my reflectors from him and got great service.
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Old 01/05/2008, 07:10 PM
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Here is the pic off Reef Specialty site.
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Old 01/06/2008, 04:16 PM
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Ok, stupid question for you guys. I just bought the lumen brights and the 12k reeflux bulbs. What are you guys meaning by nipple up on the halide bulbs? I just want to make sure I am getting the best par possible so I want to make sure I am putting them in the way you guys are describing.
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Old 01/06/2008, 04:21 PM
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When you look at the inside of the bulb you will notice an area were the glass comes out of the interior portion, that should face up, the smooth portion should face down.
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Old 01/06/2008, 05:55 PM
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I'm running Refflux 12K and they need replacing.

Where can I purchase the LuminBrites and Bulbs only?

I have the mogul sockets and ballasts already. Since I need new bulbs, I thought, why not go ahead and get the reflectors also.

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Old 01/06/2008, 06:01 PM
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I'm running Refflux 12K and they need replacing.

Where can I purchase the LuminBrites and Bulbs only?

I have the mogul sockets and ballasts already. Since I need new bulbs, I thought, why not go ahead and get the reflectors also.

TIA
Reef Specialty, this is were my self and others have been getting them from.
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Old 01/06/2008, 08:00 PM
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Got mine from Reef Exotics. 109.95
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Old 01/06/2008, 08:04 PM
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At this time Reef Specialty is selling them for $99 after the Grand opening Discount. Reef Specialty also doesn't charge a box fee.
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Old 01/06/2008, 08:07 PM
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At this time Reef Specialty is selling them for $99 with the Grand opening Discount. Reef Specialty also doesn't charge a box fee.
Guess I shoulda bought mine there . Oh well to late now and I don't think I broke the bank
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Old 01/06/2008, 08:10 PM
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Guess I shoulda bought mine there . Oh well to late now and I don't think I broke the bank
How do you like them? Any pics?
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Old 01/06/2008, 08:24 PM
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How do you like them? Any pics?
Right now their still in the "box" I was charged for . I'm in the process of collecting all my equipment for a new 140 I'm building. Once it's up and running I will definetly post pics. They will be in a 20" high canopy. The tank has a 120gal ft. print. 48x24x29tall.
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Old 01/06/2008, 10:55 PM
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Right now their still in the "box" I was charged for . I'm in the process of collecting all my equipment for a new 140 I'm building. Once it's up and running I will definetly post pics. They will be in a 20" high canopy. The tank has a 120gal ft. print. 48x24x29tall.
Sounds like a pretty awsome setup.
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Old 01/06/2008, 11:42 PM
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just set up 3 lumenbrites with reeflux 12k on my 135. will post pics soon. i also used t5 to supplement
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Old 01/07/2008, 01:28 PM
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I just ordered two 400w LB pendant kits from reefspeciality Can't wait to receive them.
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Old 01/07/2008, 04:30 PM
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Im trying to put this thread together in my head and i keep geting a liitle unsure. I need some help from you guys who seem to have a handle on this refector.

I'm planing a propagation system The Tank size will be 96" x 30" wide the depth will be 20" but have "tables" inside the tank to bring the corals to just below the surface. Efficiency is big for me. so i was plaining on using Three or Four 250 or 175 watt metal halides.

I'm up in the air about which reflectors to use. My goal is 300-400 PAR at 10" of depth. So I'm basically looking for a reflector that will give a wide pattern 24" or 30" square 10" below the water. The lights can be as high off the tank as needed, is this the right reflector for me?
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Old 01/07/2008, 04:35 PM
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From earlier test a few pages back I believe they were getting about that much par on xm 20k's when the bulbs were 21" from the surface.
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Old 01/07/2008, 04:40 PM
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I just ordered two 400w LB pendant kits from reefspeciality Can't wait to receive them.
Me too! (X3)
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Old 01/07/2008, 05:21 PM
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From earlier test a few pages back I believe they were getting about that much par on xm 20k's when the bulbs were 21" from the surface.
So they got 300-400 PAR at 10" depth over a a 24"-30" spread. What wattage?

I'm just having a time with trying to put this info together in my head. So do you think this is a good choice of reflector for my desired wide shallow pattern? Thanks
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Old 01/07/2008, 05:44 PM
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Yeah that's what it seems. Using 400w XM 20k's. Not so sure on the spread, check out page 18.

 

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