Im looking for a but of advice as to any good sites or guides to putting together your own individual lighting setup. Does anyone know of any good sites available to pick up the individual components such as the ballast unit, leads, lamp holders and bulb clips etc.
i looked into building my own halide system for a while, but i quickly realized that for the cost of getting all the parts together, i was able to just buy a blau halide pendant 2 x 150w with double actinic blue flourescents.
Thanks for the advise and sorry for the slow reply. Having looked into it a bit closer and taking onboard your advice I think my original idea is a bit beyond me. I have been looking at T5 lighting kits and wondered what you thought of these two.
Any opinions? The hagen unit is alot cheaper, but it doesn't always pay in the long run. But on the other hand the Arcadia contoller product is alot more expensive but i can't see what extra your getting for your money?
I've got a hagen twin 24W on the turtle tank and its very nice quality feel to it. Essentially the same as the arcadia and hagen units you link to. I'm happy with it and also as mentioned have recently bought two of these units for my marine tank :- https://www.zooroyal.de/de/122cm-2x54w ... /4654/produkt_detail.html Oddly I couldn't find a UK image.
I'll be buying another identical unit soon for the tropical tank too as an upgrade to the existing 2x39W.