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Bad Boy T5 Light Fixture

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

  1. xcaret

    xcaret Supporting Member

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    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. Bruce Spiegelman

    Bruce Spiegelman BOD

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    Would this be enough coverage for a Nano tank?
     
  3. xcaret

    xcaret Supporting Member

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    Top and bottom, front to back, left to right
     
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    wow! over 850 watts - that thing is a beast.
     
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    More like a weed grower than a coral grower :)


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    xcaret Supporting Member

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    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.
     
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    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

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    I guess it's a possibility...
     
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    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

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    Without individual reflectors (one reflector with a couple waves hardly counts, I would leave that light on craigslist
     
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    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.
     
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    Pending pick up.
     
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    Badboy has a new home.
     
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    We want pictures!


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  17. Chappati13

    Chappati13 Newly returning reefer

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    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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