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sonny
06-26-2016, 11:12 PM
I have been wanting to do this for a long time and finally did it today. Converted my Sfiligio 400 watt MH T-5 combo light into Sfiligio / Mitras 6200 LED with supplement T-5 lighting . It went quite seamlessly using the hanging kit from the Mitras to hang it inside the Sflilgio in place of the 400 watt MH bulb. My concerns with the Mitras have been hot spots and I a hoping this will diffuse those hot spots in my tank and add a lot more coverage.

I guess time will tell have a look at the attachment if it works

sonny
06-26-2016, 11:24 PM
http://s1227.photobucket.com/user/sonnytracy/media/IMG_0441_zpsxehdfibu.jpg.html
http://s1227.photobucket.com/user/sonnytracy/media/IMG_0443_zpsib8yvfcg.jpg.html
http://s1227.photobucket.com/user/sonnytracy/media/IMG_0444_zpsvlmexhnd.jpg.html
http://s1227.photobucket.com/user/sonnytracy/media/IMG_0438%208524_zpszez3pkhl.jpg.html?sort=3&o=3

Some links maybe this will work

vanreefer
06-27-2016, 03:15 AM
My only concern would be that mitras are not designed to be in an enclosure. I'd keep an eye on the temperature of the mitras

Myka
06-27-2016, 04:24 AM
Looks good Sonny! I think you'll like the T5s in addition to the Mitras.

sonny
06-28-2016, 02:15 PM
My only concern would be that mitras are not designed to be in an enclosure. I'd keep an eye on the temperature of the mitras


Good point I did hang it below hoping there is sufficient air movement I also believe the Mitras will shut down if it over heats so far so good

Scythanith
06-28-2016, 06:05 PM
Looking good!

mike31154
06-28-2016, 08:19 PM
Nice work repurposing an expensive fixture. That Sfiligio is quite a beast, a good chunk of weight hanging from the ceiling there. Would it not have been better to figure out a way to add the T5's to the Mitras instead??

On another subject... is that plexiglass with holes covering the top of your tank? Any kind of barrier, glass, plexiglass, etc., will filter a fair amount of the light you're working so hard to have penetrate to your livestock. Plus a real pain to keep clean. Kudos to you for willing to put in that kind of effort. I think I may have lost one Lawnmower Blenny that went carpet surfing, but will always choose to take that chance rather than cover the top of my tank. If I were to consider any kind of cover, it would be some sort of thin mesh, possibly eggcrate.... never plexiglass. Nevertheless, if it works for you, great.

Scythanith
06-28-2016, 08:32 PM
Clear screen and aluminum track from home depot works wonders. The screen blocks a very minimal amount of light and is quite sturdy. Custom sizes are easy to create. Or do like Mindy did and have custom 3D printed corner parts to really get fancy. That was to fit the inner radius of the euro brace if I recall.

Myka
06-29-2016, 04:20 AM
Clear screen and aluminum track from home depot works wonders. The screen blocks a very minimal amount of light and is quite sturdy. Custom sizes are easy to create. Or do like Mindy did and have custom 3D printed corner parts to really get fancy. That was to fit the inner radius of the euro brace if I recall.
Hehe yes. That was to fit the radius of the one-piece eurobrace. I used the standard aluminum screen channel stuff for the straight sides. Got the mesh from Peavey Mart.

sonny
06-29-2016, 05:46 AM
I didn't know that about acrylic it works okay but maybe the move to mesh would take me to the next level i think i will try that as well
Thanks guys/gals

BCOrchidGuy
07-25-2016, 08:54 AM
I'd love to see more information on this project, where you got your parts and what you estimate the cost to be.

sonny
07-29-2016, 06:21 PM
I was lucky to have found the Sfiligio on Sask reef cost when I first bought it was $600.00 the Mitras I wasn't so lucky paid full retail about $ 1200.00 by the time I got it shipped no extra material hung with wire hanging kits. now that I look at it maybe I wasn't lucky at all:mrgreen:

Reefmagic
09-27-2016, 06:48 AM
http://s1227.photobucket.com/user/sonnytracy/media/IMG_0441_zpsxehdfibu.jpg.html
http://s1227.photobucket.com/user/sonnytracy/media/IMG_0443_zpsib8yvfcg.jpg.html
http://s1227.photobucket.com/user/sonnytracy/media/IMG_0444_zpsvlmexhnd.jpg.html
http://s1227.photobucket.com/user/sonnytracy/media/IMG_0438%208524_zpszez3pkhl.jpg.html?sort=3&o=3

Some links maybe this will work

Some absolute brilliant pictures there!!! really good set up