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post #31 of 84 (permalink) Old 10-18-2012, 02:05 AM
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It needs more mango's.
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Adjust it so that its not too intense, just a lot of light spilled over. Good lighting for reading though
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post #33 of 84 (permalink) Old 10-18-2012, 05:10 AM
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I recently picked up a big brooder lamp (for hatching chickens) that will soon become my new tank light. It's about 14" in diameter and 10-12" deep with a nice smooth outer surface and very heavy aluminum.

Looks very similar to this, just without the cage and I think in the right space it'll look pretty good.

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great fit for where you have it in the room, good luck to getting it sorted !
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post #35 of 84 (permalink) Old 10-21-2012, 06:42 PM Thread Starter
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Adjust it so that its not too intense, just a lot of light spilled over. Good lighting for reading though
Is this light enough for a 30 gallon?




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I recently picked up a big brooder lamp (for hatching chickens) that will soon become my new tank light. It's about 14" in diameter and 10-12" deep with a nice smooth outer surface and very heavy aluminum.

Looks very similar to this, just without the cage and I think in the right space it'll look pretty good.
Interesting light.

I'm still torn, but want to start building this tank.
Should I get a light that attaches to the glass (1 or 2 sides) or should I go for something that can be hung/suspended?
I'm looking to hopefully have some riparium style plants growing out of the water, so the lighting should be high enough off the waterline to allow for growth.
Any other lighting suggestions?


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post #36 of 84 (permalink) Old 10-21-2012, 07:02 PM Thread Starter
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It needs more mango's.
lol, that tank is next


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Any other lighting suggestions? I'm having trouble finding the perfect light for this setup.


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You could probably do a couple PAR38 bulbs.

Any aversion to DIYing your own with LEDs? Could look pretty great with a nice machined piece of aluminum.
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Alright, lighting looks good!

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Awesome!!
Yup, monkeyruler is managing the light build. Going LED with hopefully some nice options too. can't wait!


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Parts were ordered and are starting to trickle in. Woot Wo0t!


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Finally an update!

Got some time to head down to the industrial area of town, got my heatsink cut/welded/painted.
All of the equipment is purchased and here, though I still need to get something to finish or seal the wood cabinet.

I'm pumped!



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So we spend last Saturday building the LED setup and wiring everything.
Hopefully I'll be able to post some more info about the build and parts, but here's some shots for now:











I'm thinking about doing a rockscape, but the rocks in Florida are no good for this stuff. Not wanting to order rocks online, but I'll probably end up doing it, we'll see. Loving this build so far, and thanks to monkeyruler for all the help!


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time to start following this awesome build
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post #45 of 84 (permalink) Old 01-09-2013, 02:48 AM Thread Starter
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time to start following this awesome build
It's taking more time than I originally hoped, but this build is the "do it right" build. So although I've blown my schedule and budget, I don't mind doing what it takes to get this tank to be perfect. Designing this as if it's my last tank.


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