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    systemfan15 - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Default Canopy questions...

    For 2 double bulb retro fit lights I need a canopy....is the canopy
    just something that covers the light? Or does it actually hold the
    lights? So in other words, are the lights placed on the top of the tank
    or are they placed on the inside or hung from the canopy?
    Steve K.

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    dakar - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Usually the fixtures are hung in the canopy itself, picture a box that sits on and covers the entire top of your tank, put a hinged door on the front to gain access to the tank for maintenance, feeding, etc...
    Every electronic device is manufactured with smoke stored deep inside... only a true genius can find a way to set it free.

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    davejnz - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    a couple pics are worth a thousand words

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    tileman - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    #ed_op#DIV#ed_cl#Here is my canopy.#ed_op#/DIV#ed_cl#
    225g Full reef, 300g total Deltec AP702, PF601S, FR509. 18 months old
    65g reef, Euroreef skimmer, 4yrs old

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    tileman - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    #ed_op#DIV#ed_cl#Try this again.#ed_op#IMG alt="image file name: 2kc8548915ca.jpg" src="http://www.captivereefing.com/richedit/upload/2kc8548915ca.jpg" border=0#ed_cl##ed_op#/DIV#ed_cl#
    225g Full reef, 300g total Deltec AP702, PF601S, FR509. 18 months old
    65g reef, Euroreef skimmer, 4yrs old

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    dakar - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Temporary Hijacking... Tileman I like the idea of the open top for heat to escape, any troubles with the fans bringing debris in?
    Every electronic device is manufactured with smoke stored deep inside... only a true genius can find a way to set it free.

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    tileman - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    No, I haven't had any problems so far, I do have to clean the fans every now and then from all the dust that collects on them. The open top and back is great for keeping the heat out, even this summer with temps hitting 100 degrees my tank only reaches 80. But my central air works overtime also.
    225g Full reef, 300g total Deltec AP702, PF601S, FR509. 18 months old
    65g reef, Euroreef skimmer, 4yrs old

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    tileman - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    #ed_op#DIV#ed_cl#Since that picture, I have added two T-5 39 w retro lights, I run 20k bulbs in my halides , so I added the T-5's with 10k bulbs to suppliment the 20k halides and to promote better growth.#ed_op#/DIV#ed_cl##ed_op#DIV#ed_cl##ed_op#IMG alt="image file name: 2k237c9d16eb.jpg" src="http://www.captivereefing.com/richedit/upload/2k237c9d16eb.jpg" border=0#ed_cl##ed_op#/DIV#ed_cl#
    225g Full reef, 300g total Deltec AP702, PF601S, FR509. 18 months old
    65g reef, Euroreef skimmer, 4yrs old

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    dakar - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    hahaha now that's a change... having to suplement the halides with whiter light to compensate for too much blue..
    Every electronic device is manufactured with smoke stored deep inside... only a true genius can find a way to set it free.

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    tileman - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    #ed_op#DIV#ed_cl#You got it.. I still get great color in my corals , but my growth is still not quite what I want it to be, but seeing that my tank is so full right now , I dont need heavy growth.#ed_op#/DIV#ed_cl##ed_op#DIV#ed_cl##ed_op#IMG alt="image file name: 2k847937e60a.jpg" src="http://www.captivereefing.com/richedit/upload/2k847937e60a.jpg" border=0#ed_cl##ed_op#/DIV#ed_cl#
    225g Full reef, 300g total Deltec AP702, PF601S, FR509. 18 months old
    65g reef, Euroreef skimmer, 4yrs old

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