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Hkspowers' Zoomed Rack
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So a while ago I was in the process of building a 150 Vert. Well after the movers decided that I didn't need that tank anymore Cry I decided that it was time for a fresh start. So thus began the zoomed rack!

The rack is a 60"x24"x72" which turns out is a perfect size for 3 zoomed 18"x18"x24"!

I ordered six, four arrived but one was shattered when I opened the box. So I am still waiting on the last three to arrive.
I decided to go with LED's for lighting this time around as my last T5 HO's used to make the temps get pretty warm, especially on hot days here. I went with this system:
http://www.sunlightsupply.com/p-14184-ag...tures.aspx

I went with the 6500K lights but I really feel the color temp is too cool, so I am going to order one of the red tubes to see if it helps balance it out.
[Image: newRack.jpg]
Other than that the light output is phenomenal! The pictures really don't do it justice as my cell phone can't really do the job.
The lights are cool to the touch even after being on all day, so I am very happy about that.
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The bulbs are rated to last for around 11 years running 12 hrs a day! Confusedhock:
I will keep everyone posted on my electric bill after a few months of use.

I'll post updates as they happen in this thread.

Stay tuned!
James
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#2
subscribed...looks great !
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#3
wow. The price on those led fixtures is alot less then I was expecting.
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Eric Walker Wrote:wow. The price on those led fixtures is alot less then I was expecting.


The bulbs is where they get you. Around $80 each so in the end it cost me 850 to light this rack Confusedhock: I just had to keep telling myself that everything was going to be ok. haha.
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#5
Yow !!! $$$$
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Philsuma Wrote:Yow !!! $$$$


Yeah it was a severe cost, but I am really hoping they end up showing some immediate benefit in the electric and heat areas. My other lights would really warm up the room when they were on, and make it uncomfortable to be in the room in summer months. And if it was uncomfortable for me imagine my frogs!

So hopefully, no heat = less ac = lower powerbill.
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#7
I didn't even think of bulbs not being included.
that's about what I was expecting then.
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#8
I should mention that my total was including the shipping which ended up costing around $70. So you're still looking at around $400 for a 4x4' led system.
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#9
Great Set up you got started there!
0.0.2 ‘Turquoise and Bronze’ D. Auratus (Michael Shrom line)
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#10
Last three tanks came in!! I also ordered the red led bar to balance out the blue temp of my light. It now has a very strong 5500K color. The camera saturates it a bit too much but it's a really nice color now.

[Image: zoomed_glass_lid_03.jpg]

I also added a glass top to the zoomed, but I still wanted to keep the functionality of top opening as well, so I removed the screen and installed the glass in the existing frame. It keeps the tank nice and clean looking as well!

[Image: zoomed_glass_lid_01.jpg]

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I will be drilling the tops for mist king and also air circulation.

Stay tuned! Big Grin
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hkspowers Wrote:The bulbs is where they get you. Around $80 each so in the end it cost me 850 to light this rack Confusedhock: I just had to keep telling myself that everything was going to be ok. haha.

Confusedhock: I hope they work well for you!! I'll be tagging along too.
Glenn
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#12
and now, the never overused...." Nice Rack" !
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#13
Could I ask where you obtained the 60" x 24" racks? I've been looking for these for a little while and can't seem to find them at a good price (they seem to be running roughly double the 48" x 18" ones)...

Thanks!
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#14
Hi Chuck,
I bought them online from here :

https://www.sevilleclassics.com/products.php?pid=194
I am very pleased with the quality, and also I think the delivery was free. One note, they do come with wheels, I had ordered wheels and when I opened the box they already have wheels included! So no need to order them separately.
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#15
Thanks! Their shipping calculator is showing me $47 shipping, but the price is lower than I've seen it elsewhere, so this is still the best deal I've seen so far.

Thanks again!
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#16
nonliteral Wrote:Thanks! Their shipping calculator is showing me $47 shipping, but the price is lower than I've seen it elsewhere, so this is still the best deal I've seen so far.

I checked my receipt and it was indeed the same for me $47 for shipping. I had it confused with the tanks, they were free shipping. Sorry about that.
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#17
No problem -- still a good deal. Hopefully will get a chance to order one here in the next couple weeks (gotta go chase a couple of slow-paying clients :-)
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#18
more pics of the lights / fixtures and bulbs when you get a chance, please !
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#19
Yep sure thing!
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#20
oh..I see somethin'....you are zip-tying your light fixtures. Dunno if you care to check it out or not, but I went to small bungee cords for all my lights-on-racks instead of zips. The cords wrap around the fixtures and hold in to the racks. Makes takedown, cleaning ect so much easier. I try never to 'hard mod' anything, If I can help it.

And magnets....magnets and clip fans are both big friends of the metal bakers rack !
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