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Old 11/06/2007, 01:47 PM   #1
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DIY 70 watt MH in nano

What do you guys think about this light. I want to try to fit it into my biocube 14's hood. I plan on adding two more fans to keep temps down. Has anyone done this or have experience doing this? Anybody think I absolutely can't do it? Also, if I do this, which bulb would be better, the 14k or 20k? I'm leaning towards 14.

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Old 11/06/2007, 06:45 PM   #2
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I don't have a biocube 14, so I have no idea if it will fit inside the hood, but you can always put it through the hood if you have to. On the bulb, it is personal preference. If you are removing all of the other lights from the hood, the 14k bulb will give you more PAR (usuable light) than the 20k, but many people like the look of the 20k bulb better since it is much more blue. But then again to some people it is to blue........


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Old 11/06/2007, 08:04 PM   #3
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I have that kit... its over my 20L with two T5s and its been working great for almost 2yrs...
I bought it from a buddy of mine who had it over his 30 nano cube. it looked great there as well. he had to put a spacer in to offset the hood from the top of the tank to get it to fit. you will proably have to do the same... FYI he sold it to me bc it was heating his tank up too much even with a fan going. I would imagine it would blast a 14g tank and it is a problem over my 20 in the summer time(had to install a sump to offset the heat)

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Old 01/12/2008, 06:09 PM   #4
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How would this work into a homemade canopy for a 29g nano cube? What type of bulb does it use?

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