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jfarabaugh

I thought nanotuners wasnt shipping the retro kits until they got all the parts in? Yet somehow you got one back in august?

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rO.oster

i smell troll

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asstastic
i smell troll

 

no troll. i have had troubles with their new bulbs and was talking to them to see if they could replace them cuz i didnt want to post pics of it yet and make them look bad but sinceeveryone is demanding i will post the same pics i sent them

 

you can see the one 454(blue bulb) burnt out. when i first installed it it made a sizzling noise and died. the other bulbs developed black spot towards the ends

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rO.oster

sweeeet t5's and thanks for the pictures

 

I hope your get the issue resolved soon

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markiemark

Did you use factory reflector? Also does it come with a ballast or do you use the old biocube pc ballast for it? I so want to do this cause the stock pc is just horrible as far as keepin color if my zoas.

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spanko

good to see people still doing nice things with the BioCube 29, well done.

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asstastic

i do have the stock reflector. the only reason is these new bulbs have internal reflectors :P

 

and it comes with a workhorse 5 ballast

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markiemark

Ok last question lol.. how do you power the ballast?

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asstastic

this voodoo

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markiemark

Hahaha. Got me lol. i mean did the retro kit come with it wired to ballast or does that need to be done. Haha

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asstastic

jk. you have to wire the ballast to a plug (old extension cord works great)

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bearwithfish
this voodoo

 

 

wow man that was tooo funny LOL

love the tank its looking really good..... gonna follow along a bit

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moneyman6891

lol, just ordered the same retro. I cant wait to get it installed. The tank looks great, definitely gonna follow along

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rO.oster

can you link where the retro came from please?

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asstastic

http://www.nanotuners.com/

 

 

lol, just ordered the same retro. I cant wait to get it installed. The tank looks great, definitely gonna follow along

 

 

what bulbs did you order?

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asstastic

underwater light for chaeto went out. so chaeto is gone now. threw bag of chemipure in there instead and like 5 minutes ago on my local reef forum a tunze 9002 went up for sale for $75. and think im first person to reply cuz it went up 10 minutes before i replied so hoping i get it omgomgomg

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rO.oster

t5-VHO barebones retro right? 12"? thanks! thats not a bad price!

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crx2ner

just curious as to why you went with the 12" bulbs? I believe the 18 inch bulbs are really only 16 3/4's (or something close to that) would they not fit? Also, did the ballast fit inside the hood?

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asstastic
just curious as to why you went with the 12" bulbs? I believe the 18 inch bulbs are really only 16 3/4's (or something close to that) would they not fit? Also, did the ballast fit inside the hood?

 

i believe the 18" bulbs are 18". so i might have been able to squeeze two 18" bulbs in there but with the 12" i was able to put them where the stock pc bulbs were under the splash guard. the ballast will fit in the hood but it gets up to 100* around here in the summer so i mounted it out of the hood. highest my temp got in august was 81* (before i got reef keeper light to keep my temp more stable)

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moneyman6891
http://www.nanotuners.com/

 

 

 

 

 

what bulbs did you order?

Atinic white

454

Aquasun

Super Atinic

I wanted it really blue. Im still waiting on mine, they havent shipped it yet, they said the endcaps were out of stock.

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asstastic

just a little tip. leave one of the originial bulb set ups and move the pc to where the reflector comes out and has all the wires behind it in hood so you can keep that actinic bulb for more blue. The what i use for dusk dawn kinda effect. When I have to replace my t5s i will also be ordering a PC-R for there

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moneyman6891

Thats a good idea, but im gonna use my stock lighting(replaced bulbs) for a freshwater retro.

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asstastic

IM BACK! little update sorry no pics until tomorrow err.... later today. got rid of a bunch of corals for some bad A sps (ORA and such). currently dealing with a nitrates issue now... sailfin tang is gone and got another clown

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JoeyG40c

Ok I am very interested in how you did this. I cant find a retro kit on nanotuners for t-5's. How much work and know how was involved in completing this retro because Im not very crafty..

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lovelandbmxrider

UPDATE!!!!!!!

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