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post #21 of 26 Old 02-27-2007, 08:24 AM Thread Starter
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Cool I just want a better light I would like a few sps but not many. You say that the clams need to be higher up? My clam moved to the buttom hes doing great, except for the goby spitting sand in him and pissing him off. I am gonna call the guy today and talk to him later. Thanks Mike for showing me the light
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post #22 of 26 Old 02-27-2007, 04:09 PM
Clams over 2" are photosynthetic. the higher the light, the happier the clam.
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post #23 of 26 Old 02-28-2007, 10:36 PM Thread Starter
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I just ordered the light. I gave them a call he told me a few things about the company and it sounded good I should have the unit soon :D I have 1 more noob question, how far away do I hang the fixture?
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post #24 of 26 Old 03-01-2007, 08:18 PM
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Hey mike that is a awsome light you showed him. Who makes it? Im sure youv checked out the solaris fixture already. Do you have any freinds who have tried it out yet? Top notch. By the way dave i think if your gunna hang it they recemend about a minimum of 9 inchs of the surfase of the tank, im not sure though because if you use the legs that fuxture comes with it would be less than nine inches off the water. I dont think your heat transfer will be too bad because that is a fully inclosed fixture and it shouldent transfer too much heat. But if you got a jumper try eggcrate. Heres a pic.(i pm'ed it)
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post #25 of 26 Old 03-01-2007, 10:33 PM Thread Starter
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my tank is a corner =( and has a lot of stuff hanging from the back. I am thinking about picking up a new powerhead and getting rid of the one I have now to make some space. I do like your idea and love the setup I saw from your tank =) thank for the pic
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post #26 of 26 Old 03-02-2007, 04:15 PM
That's great news Dave. I say use 2 methods to determine where to mount, first would be heat issues. Get it as close as you can without cooking the tank. Second would be to make sure your light spread is where you want it. Shoot for 4"-12".

TR the Solaris is junk. You'll see it phased out quickly. It hasn't even been advertised in most publications for months now. I knew several folks that paid well over $3,000 for the first units. They sold theirs and went back to MH.
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