Bad Boy T5 Light Fixture

Discussion in 'Pay It Forward' started by xcaret, Feb 19, 2018.

  1. xcaret

    xcaret Supporting Member

    Few months back I picked this fixture, extreme powerful T5; 16, as in sixteen T5HO 54W lamps
    It's basically a 4x4 fixture. It had daylight bulbs in it, believe 65K but I removed them and don't know at the moment where I placed them, most of them survived the move.
    The fixture will not fit in a small sedans door opening, believe me, I tried; had to strap it on the top of my car.
    That being said, you'll need a minivan or at least a wagon/hatchback that can accommodate the four foot fixture.
    If you are growing corals in a big, big frag tank, then this might be right for you; I'm sure it can be wired to use eight lamps.

    Model is Badboy T5 Lighting System.
    Features eight reflectors that support two T5 lamps each.
    I picked it up as part of a nice CO2 tank that weighs more than me; the CO2 tank is spoken for.

    Available in San Francisco.

    I'll post it on craigslist for sale but free to members.
     
  2. Would this be enough coverage for a Nano tank?
     
  3. xcaret

    xcaret Supporting Member

  4. xcaret

    xcaret Supporting Member

    Top and bottom, front to back, left to right
     
  5. daddio

    daddio Supporting Member

    wow! over 850 watts - that thing is a beast.
     
  6. scuzy

    scuzy Supporting Member

    More like a weed grower than a coral grower :)


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  7. xcaret

    xcaret Supporting Member

    Yeah... bout that.
    I believe so, the person was clearing a warehouse in SoMa, lots of free 2x4's, plywood, doors, some big fans, I grabbed one to vent the basement along with a carbon and sediment filter.
     
  8. daddio

    daddio Supporting Member

    So Mario,
    Couldn't we hang that light from the ceiling of your basement and slide one of your tanks under it? Then just a little water and you gots a reef :)
     
  9. xcaret

    xcaret Supporting Member

    I guess it's a possibility...
     
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  11. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    Without individual reflectors (one reflector with a couple waves hardly counts, I would leave that light on craigslist
     
  12. capescuba

    capescuba Supporting Member

  13. xcaret

    xcaret Supporting Member

    This fixture is a good organ donor, those thinking of doing a mix of LED T5 and have a canopy, might find it appealing. When I picked it up was because the image sent to me showed half of the fixture.
    I might hang it off of the ceiling just to have room to wiggle or use it as a tanning bed.
     
  14. xcaret

    xcaret Supporting Member

    Pending pick up.
     
  15. xcaret

    xcaret Supporting Member

    Badboy has a new home.
     
  16. ashburn2k

    ashburn2k Webmaster

    We want pictures!


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  17. Chappati13

    Chappati13 Newly returning reefer

    Heh.
    I've got a lot of work to do before I'll have anything exciting to show. I'm going to use it to retrofit a hood I haven't even built yet.

    But pictures you will have.

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