For those who may be reading......
Well the lights may be arriving this weekend but with out my dad
just my stinky brother :P The underside where the led's actually are it look's like a wonky Christmas tree as dad went nuts with these little heat sinks. But we can get it to comfortably run at around 30-35 degrees with the help of fans on a thermostat. Most LED's run at around 50 degrees so I think we have done pretty well in the cooling side of things, it will be interesting on a 45 degree day though lol Poor little fans will be running 24/7. I'm not too worried about looks as your not going to see it once it's inside the hood.
My test kit turned up today PH is currently sitting at about 7.2-7.4 a bit high for what I would like, ammonia is at 0.25 Nitrate and Nitrite ??? I can't remember haha I knew I should have written them down pretty sure they were both 0, I'm not sure if the tank has cycled yet as I didn't have any previous readings to compare it to, either way it will be a few more weeks before fish are introduced.
I am also in the process of working out the best way to get the co2 into the tank, I am 99% sure I will be going DIY reactor that way I get 100% dissolution rates. I would just buy one of fleabay but there is nothing to fit my pipe size seeing as it is so big. The other big concern is I don't actually have a lot of room in the cabinet as it's all taken up by the sump. Dad and I had a 2 hour convo about it and numerous other things tonight.
Can you run a reactor horizontally? or is that just a bad idea?