View Full Version : Informal Lighting Upgrade Presentation


burdundi
05-15-2007, 11:38 AM
Sorry for the late notice, but Simon is going to help me upgrade my current Outer Orbit fixture (currently 2x150w) to 2 400w DE bulbs this Wednesday around 5pm.

Simon asked me to post this and invite anyone who would like to come and learn.

Time: Wednesday, May 16 ~after 5pm
Place: Simon's House in Canton, GA

PM me for the address if you are interested.

Thanks,

Andy

MattTVI
05-15-2007, 11:57 AM
Who's bringing the booze?

burdundi
05-15-2007, 12:02 PM
Who's bringing the booze?

I'll definitely be bringing some frosty beverages for Simon and enough for a couple more people. :)

I doubt Simon's family would appreciate if we brought a keg though.

glxtrix
05-15-2007, 12:12 PM
oh I'm sure they wouldnt care, lol. Too bad its so early in the evening, I'ld love to come out and say HI to everyone. Oh well, hope it all goes well. Hey Simon!

burdundi
05-15-2007, 12:15 PM
Hey Lee,

I think this upgrade will take a while. Simon has told me for a while that it would take a whole evening. If you couldn't make it till later, that would be fine too. Depending on what's going on, we can order a pizza or break and go to dinner or something. Simon will know better about time constraints and what we can and can't do.

-Andy

glxtrix
05-15-2007, 12:21 PM
hmm maybe if I can actually get to work earlier than normal and get things done I might be able to make it out there, but I cant promise anything.

tsciarini
05-15-2007, 8:22 PM
Hey! That's tomorrow! (see how smart I am :) )

If I don't get stuck at work, I'd love to come by...

burdundi
05-15-2007, 8:34 PM
Hope you guys can make it. PM me if you need an address or my phone number.

-Andy

washowi
05-15-2007, 8:36 PM
You doing what I did to my lights?

Victor626nj
05-15-2007, 8:36 PM
i would like to go but how far is it from discovery mills mall im not from georgia so i dont know can you pm me the address

tsciarini
05-15-2007, 8:44 PM
i would like to go but how far is it from discovery mills mall

Far :)

Victor626nj
05-15-2007, 8:46 PM
how far is it closer to chamblee by peachtree ind. blvd cause i work by there and if its closer i would love to go but any idea how far ?

tsciarini
05-15-2007, 9:16 PM
If I remember correctly it's somewhere around exit 10? off of 575

burdundi
05-15-2007, 10:09 PM
You doing what I did to my lights?

Yep. I sure am Todd.

- Andy

burdundi
05-15-2007, 10:10 PM
i would like to go but how far is it from discovery mills mall im not from georgia so i dont know can you pm me the address

It is pretty far from there.

It is off exit 11 on 575. I'll pm you the address just in case.

-Andy

Victor626nj
05-15-2007, 10:10 PM
wow thatts a little too far

Simon.Kruger
05-17-2007, 8:38 AM
Wheres the photos?

burdundi
05-17-2007, 9:10 AM
Big thanks to Simon and everyone who came out (Tony, Mike, Todd, and George). It took a while, but Simon made it look easy!

Here are a few of the pics:

burdundi
05-17-2007, 9:10 AM
I still don't have it on my tank yet, but I will in the next hour or so. I'll take full tank shot when I get it going.

-Andy

tsciarini
05-17-2007, 9:15 AM
Hey what's that brown thing in the center of your fixture? PAR booster?

Simon.Kruger
05-17-2007, 11:49 AM
No thats the work booster. However the more you apply it seems the less work gets done. Note the pictures.

Thanks everyone. I hope you all enjoyed it.

Simon.Kruger
05-17-2007, 11:51 AM
I just remembered I left beer bottle in the fixture!!!!

tsciarini
05-17-2007, 11:51 AM
you know... looking back at those pictures... 5-6days a week at the gym and I STILL have little twig arms... *sigh*

dbm5557
05-17-2007, 1:03 PM
You know Tony, I think Barry Bonds has found a solution for that :)

Lights look great guys.

glxtrix
05-17-2007, 1:37 PM
you know... looking back at those pictures... 5-6days a week at the gym and I STILL have little twig arms... *sigh*


Tony you know you actually have to "workout" when you goto a gym.

Simon.Kruger
06-10-2007, 11:06 AM
Hey Andy,

Come on just use your update. Do you like the 2x400 watt system or not? Has it made any difference to your tank? Were my efforts forgotten/worthless? ;-)

siege
06-10-2007, 2:43 PM
Hey what's that brown thing in the center of your fixture? PAR booster?

Naw, that's liquid carbohydrates, doncha know. I've heard inverts and macroalgaes love the stuff, but it may make your fish swim a bit funny.

burdundi
06-10-2007, 6:02 PM
Hey Andy,

Come on just use your update. Do you like the 2x400 watt system or not? Has it made any difference to your tank? Were my efforts forgotten/worthless? ;-)


Hey Simon. The lights are going great. Thanks so much for all your help. My corals are exploding with growth and color. I definitely recommend 2x400 to anyone. I was worried about the heat, but so far (knock on wood) it hasn't been an issue. I need to get some pictures, but I'm not to happy with my aquascaping at the moment.

-Andy

Amici
06-10-2007, 6:30 PM
Wow thats a really cool retro fit. Where did you get the 400hqi's from. I just set up a 90 gal and am debating btw two 400 hqi or 3 250's. Anyone have any advice?

burdundi
06-10-2007, 10:55 PM
Wow thats a really cool retro fit. Where did you get the 400hqi's from. I just set up a 90 gal and am debating btw two 400 hqi or 3 250's. Anyone have any advice?


I got the 400w hqi electronic ballasts off of someone on Reefcentral. I'd look there and you might get lucky. Otherwise, I'd try Doug at Reef Tank Lighting. He is very helpful. I'd definitely recommend the 400's if you find a good deal on them.

-Andy