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  • Fellow Zeoheads: How far are you keeping your lights above the water?

    I am just curious.

    Here is my lighting: 1x250 watt 10k Ushio Bulb

    2x96 watt 10k VHO bulbs

    2x96 watt Actinic VHO bulbs

    Total wattage=634 watts above a 40 gallon tank

    My lights are 7 inchs above my tank, so what height are you running yours at?

    My tank temp gets up to 82 degrees.
    You're Norma Desmond you used to be big.

    I am big it's the pictures that got small.

    From the classic movie "Sunset Boulevard"

  • #2
    about 10" over the water, haven't measured it tho
    Nam

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    • #3
      About 7". I get a tiny bit of spray on the bulbs, but not much. Not enough to cause any cracking or shattering - at least not yet.

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      • #4
        I have my DE pendant about 7 inches up as well
        anacroporamademepoora

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        • #5
          I recently had mine about 9 inchs above the water and just wasn't sure how much light I was losing from that height, that is why I lowered it to 7 inchs. Anyone have any idea how much light is lost relative to how far your lights are away from the waterline?
          Also keep posting how far away your lights are.
          You're Norma Desmond you used to be big.

          I am big it's the pictures that got small.

          From the classic movie "Sunset Boulevard"

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          • #6
            guess mine the lowest.. 4" above water only..
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            180g 3 side Low Iron Glass, Lighting: ATI Power Module 10 x 80W KZ Coral Light (awiting for to mix with fiji purple), Return Pump: Red Dragon 12m3, Tunze WaveMaker:1x 6200, 3 x 6100 and 1 x 6060 + Multicontroller 7095, Bubble King 300 Internal, Deltec - PF 601S, Arctica Chiller 1/2HP, I~Zeo Reactor IZ-618

            BK 300 in actionhttp://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v5...IDEO_00003.flv

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            • #7
              Yeah mines really low too, my canopy is only 6" high

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              • #8
                7 inches for me.
                Farish

                Setup: 250G System, ATI Powermodul 10x80w T5s, 4x6100 Tunze Streams & 7095 MultiController, Deltec PF1000 CR, Deltec AP902 Skimmer, IKS, Zeovit, Artica 1Hp Chiller

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                • #9
                  'bout 12" for me
                  Dustin

                  "Water is the driving force of all nature"
                  Leonardo da Vinci

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                  • #10
                    im about 8 inches.. oh you mean the lights.. well they are range from 4" - 14".

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by scottw
                      im about 8 inches.. oh you mean the lights[img.
                      Scott, Bob
                      "There might be something to this ZEOvit"

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                      • #12
                        Mine are about 5in abouve the water 2x 150w de
                        Sean

                        Tank Specs:60g Cube SPS/Clam tank, ASM G1x Skimmer, DIY ZEOvit Reactor, 1x400w EVC 14k, Marine Life Aquatics CR-250 CaRx (RIP)

                        Not sure yet.....Build Thread to come!

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