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Old 04/26/2018, 11:52 AM   #1
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Ati t5 sun power and kessil aw350 how to use together?

Hello I have the above. The ati is 8 bulb 39w version which I will be running over my tank full time shortly. I like the shimmer of the kessil and would like to use as part of the lighting setup.

How would you mount the kessil to the light. I'm only using 6 bulbs of the 8 so the front and back are stripped out.

I have acess to a fabrication/ machine shop so having brackets made is no problem, would like some ideas.

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Old 04/26/2018, 12:40 PM   #2
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Custom fixture allowing the Kessil in the middle with 3 bulbs in front/3 in back..

Have you tried both together so far though? T5's can eliminate shimmer unless its a pretty strong LED light..


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Old 04/26/2018, 12:41 PM   #3
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The three options I see are to:
1. mount on each side pointing in
2. mount on the front pointing back
(Of the first two the optimal solution would be determined by how your rockwork is setup, I'd be wary of the kessil on the exhaust side of the ATI overheating as well, mounting brackets to it is easy because it is sheet metal just check internal clearance where you want to do it )
3. Stop using the inside 2 bulbs and cut the fixture to mount it on top/inside. There is some threads on here where people did this, it looks slightly kludgy with them sticking out the top of the fixture.


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Old 04/26/2018, 02:32 PM   #4
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I am thinking middle. Maybe drill a hole through the middle on the ati put some threaded bar through that will screw into the bracket of the kessil.


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Old 04/28/2018, 09:03 PM   #5
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I used security camera mounts from amazon and the existing screws on the light fixture itself on the side panels. No holes. Worked like a charm.


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I used security camera mounts from amazon and the existing screws on the light fixture itself on the side panels. No holes. Worked like a charm.
Do you still get a nice shimmer from the kessils?


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Do you still get a nice shimmer from the kessils?


Honestly. No. Like stayed above the T5 overpower shimmer. The shimmer is still there and noticeable but it wonít be like the original kessil shimmer thatís for sure. But having T5 for us was a godsend. Love the hybrid. Never going back.


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Do you still get a nice shimmer from the kessils?
What was the hardware you got to install your kessilí s directly to your ati fixture. I want to do the exact same thing, but also install Kessilís on the side of the ATI fixtures.
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