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04-17-2017 02:08 AM
ua hua
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Originally Posted by burr740 View Post
Thanks!

About a year ago somebody was able to get Red Suns by emailing the company directly. They sold him a couple, so you might try that, Ive been meaning to do it myself. Iiirc they only still make the 48"
I think I remember reading that somewhere as well. I may have to try that and see if I can get a couple of them.

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Originally Posted by Greggz View Post
First of all, beautiful tank. And an exceptionally nice stand as well. Interesting the changes over the years. Have been following along and enjoying seeing the progress on the reboot.

And yes, the TrueLumen is quite a bit more pink.
Thanks. Your tank is very nice as well. I really love the rainbows.

Yes this tank has went through many changes throughout the years, some better than others.


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Originally Posted by forrestcook View Post
I'm curious, why t5 over led? I'm getting back in after 7 years and when I left the hobby LED was the new hotness, though expensive. I had t5 back then but thought for sure LED would have taken over by now


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I have never tried a led fixture myself but have seen several tanks with them and to me the colors you get with t5's is hard to get using led's even though they are far more advanced than they were just a couple of years ago. Maybe sometime in the future I will give them a try but for now I'm happy with my t5's.
04-16-2017 08:28 PM
forrestcook I'm curious, why t5 over led? I'm getting back in after 7 years and when I left the hobby LED was the new hotness, though expensive. I had t5 back then but thought for sure LED would have taken over by now


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04-16-2017 11:58 AM
Greggz
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Originally Posted by ua hua View Post
As far as color goes compared to the Geismann aquafloras the True lumen is quite a bit more pink.
First of all, beautiful tank. And an exceptionally nice stand as well. Interesting the changes over the years. Have been following along and enjoying seeing the progress on the reboot.

And yes, the TrueLumen is quite a bit more pink.
04-16-2017 11:27 AM
burr740 Thanks!

About a year ago somebody was able to get Red Suns by emailing the company directly. They sold him a couple, so you might try that, Ive been meaning to do it myself. Iiirc they only still make the 48"
04-16-2017 04:34 AM
ua hua
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Originally Posted by burr740 View Post
Tank is looking good man! Nice to see pics of the sump build too.

As far as color rendition, how it looks to the eye, how would you say the TL Floras compare the the Geishman Flora when it's new? Just curious because Ive never used Geishmans.
I actually really like the color combination but will probably replace the ATI blue special with an ATI purple plus in the future. I have used the purple plus but that was one of the bulbs I had that finally crapped out. As far as color goes compared to the Geismann aquafloras the True lumen is quite a bit more pink. Even when new the aquafloras are more of a peach looking color. I will have to see how these do but I have 4 of them now since 4 bulbs for $20 was too good to pass up.

Right now I have 2 Geismann midday bulbs, 2 Truelumen aquafloras, an ATI blue special and a UVL red sun. I really like the UVL red sun even though it looks really weird to look at by itself it looks really nice with other bulbs to tame down the extreme red. I wish I could find some more somewhere but I think they discontinued that bulb. If I knew where to get some I would buy a few of them just to have.

By the way sorry to hear about your a/c issues. Hopefully everything goes well until you get it fixed. Your tank journal is a wealth of knowledge for everyone involved in this hobby whether they are a newbie or an old timer like myself. I have learned a lot by reading through your experiences.
04-16-2017 04:13 AM
burr740 Tank is looking good man! Nice to see pics of the sump build too.

As far as color rendition, how it looks to the eye, how would you say the TL Floras compare the the Geishman Flora when it's new? Just curious because Ive never used Geishmans.
04-16-2017 04:06 AM
ua hua Finally got some time tonight after coloring Easter eggs to replace one of the ballast in my Tek light fixture that has been out for over a month. I also am trying out some new bulbs since my Geismanns are pushing over 2 years old. I found some Truelumen floras for $10 a piece and they were buy one get one free so for that price it's worth trying. I saw Burr was using them on his tank and liked the look of them. I took some pictures of different bulb combinations and along with my other 2 bulb fixture that has a UVL red sun and Geismann mid day bulb I think it's a good combo.

The first picture is Truelumen flora on each end and a Geismann midday along with a ATI blue special. The second picture is the same combo except instead of the Geismann midday you can see the old Geismann aquaflora bulbs.
04-14-2017 01:30 AM
ua hua A few pictures from my phone.
04-08-2017 02:11 AM
ua hua A days worth of work and I still have new bulbs and a ballast to do. I replaced all of the plumbing. New tubing and fittings throughout the entire system. All the pumps and filters are able to be turned on/off with the flip of a switch. No more guessing which cord goes to what.
04-07-2017 01:56 AM
ua hua A couple pictures of the lids. Still need to make a handle for them and stops on the inside to sit inside the frame of the sump. The cutout areas are for the return hoses,the probes and ATO pump hose.
04-07-2017 01:33 AM
ua hua Everything arrived today minus the poret foam for the sump. I'm hoping it shows up tomorrow so I can work on it since I have the day off. Here is a few pictures of the sump and the ATO reservoir. I'm making lids for the sump using the same blue acrylic.
04-03-2017 02:22 AM
ua hua
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Originally Posted by Dempsey View Post
Looking great but we need an update!
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Originally Posted by BettaBettas View Post
very true
I will try to get some pictures sometime next week. My new sump and ATO should be here by next Thursday or Friday. I also will be cleaning up some of the wiring under my tank. I ordered a rack mounted power supply center so I can individually turn off certain pieces of equipment just by flipping a toggle switch. It can be difficult to know exactly what cord goes to what piece of equipment and with several wires in the stand this should make it more organized and easier to maintain. Here is the sump and ATO that I ordered.

Trigger Systems Sapphire Sump - 26 inch - Marine Depot

Trigger Systems Sapphire ATO Reservoir Tank - 5 Gallon - Marine Depot
04-02-2017 02:06 AM
BettaBettas
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Originally Posted by Dempsey View Post
Looking great but we need an update!
very true
04-01-2017 10:57 PM
Dempsey Looking great but we need an update!
03-31-2017 02:55 AM
ua hua Well I know I'm horrible about keeping up to date with this journal and it has been a long time since I have posted anything but I thought it would be time to document the state of my tank. I have changed the scape a long time ago after a career change and just life getting in the way. I don't have any pictures to post at this time but promise to find the time to take some in the near future. I got several new plants from some members here and all are doing well.

I have been kicking aroun the idea of replacing my current filtration for some time and getting a new sump. I finally decided it was time as my current sump is pushing 20 years old and the quick disconnect on my Eheim broke. I will be adding a new Trigger saphire sump and ATO sometime in the next week or so. I just don't have the time to constantly add water to the sump and need to make it as easy as possible to maintain. I have a few other things I will be doing with the tank equipment and will try to take some pictures of the finished result.
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