I have to figure out how to hide the giant bundle of wire coming from the canopy. I'm debating burying it in some snap-track but I'm in no hurry until I get the stand. Its currently just strung out on an angle like that just so it can reach the brain sitting on the floor just to the side of the tank
Had to perform some emergency surgery tonight. Somehow during the hang I destroyed 2 LED's. On top of that, one of the ballast control boards was acting strangely so I swapped it out for my spare just in case. I'd rather troubleshoot this now before its sitting above a tank full of water.
All lights on:
Blues + Moonlights only:
Simu's with red white and blue cranked up:
Is it the picture (referring to the first), but your LED config seems to be putting light mostly on the Blue side?
These were originally over my reef tank but have since been repurposed. Im toying with the idea of adding a red string to warm it up somewhat. If I was building this from scratch I would have used cool white and neutral white. With considerably less blue
I think I'm going to have to add some 80 degree optics to this build. The amount of light spillover is pretty huge and I think it will bug me having so much light in my living room. if I can tighten the beam up a bit I think it will help.
Not much is going to happen during the week. Until my stand arrives Im kind of in a holding pattern. Next weekend I would like to able to have the electrical all done while I wait for the co2 reactor and eheim filter to arrive.
Its weird walking away from reefing but feels very liberating.. looking forward to getting this tank running!
Sound is going to be a 2 part project. First I'll load up the Raspberry Pi with Thunder mp3's and have a looping playlist of them (This is almost finished).
The initial part of the project is simply going to be a a set of speakers that turns on and off for thunder. This is less then ideal but will produce some sound, even if slightly out of sync with the lightning (Ive done this before and its pretty neat). I have everything I need for this already.
The more advanced version will involve some Arduino programming which is currently a bit beyond my experience, but is something I'm going to tinker with. This will take me a couple of months to figure out, but I will have a working rig with speakers in a week or so.