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Forum: Lighting 12-11-2014, 03:11 AM
Replies: 7
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Posted By gus6464
I run: Wave Point 12000K Wave Point Ultra...

I run:
Wave Point 12000K
Wave Point Ultra Cola
Wave Point Coral Wave (420nm bulb)
UVL Red Sun

Color is too good and plants love it.


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Forum: Lighting 11-23-2014, 09:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 272
Posted By gus6464
Luxeon M and K are the same thing. They are T...

Luxeon M and K are the same thing. They are T diodes in a multi-package. K was made to replace M at a cheaper price.

Luxeon M and K are not a cob design. They are a multi-diode pack. An 8-diode K...
Forum: DIY 11-20-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 738
Views: 50,530
Posted By gus6464
I just installed a reefkeeper and I have it...

I just installed a reefkeeper and I have it monitor my Tunze osmolator ATO. I have a float switch in the sump which shuts off everything if the water level gets too high. Then I also have a float...
Forum: Lighting 11-06-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 358
Posted By gus6464
6 bulbs with a high quality unit from ATI, TEK,...

6 bulbs with a high quality unit from ATI, TEK, Aqua Medic, etc. If it's a cheap Odyssea or the like unit I would wait and get a better unit. CoralVue is clearing out T5 units with german reflectors...
Forum: Lighting 11-06-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 358
Posted By gus6464
Minimum 6 bulb T5 on that 75g. And no that is not...

Minimum 6 bulb T5 on that 75g. And no that is not too much light. Pick the right bulbs instead of the all white stale look.
Forum: Equipment 11-05-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 580
Posted By gus6464
If you are spending that much money on lumber to...

If you are spending that much money on lumber to reinforce the Besta (which is not required), then why not just build yourself a stand with 3/4" ply and some Titebond III?
Forum: Lighting 11-04-2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 397
Posted By gus6464
Some ballasts like HEP UNI are auto for different...

Some ballasts like HEP UNI are auto for different bulb types. I have some in my T5/LED light for my reef and they work with T8 and T5. Now some will not under drive the bulb in the case of HO to NO...
Forum: Equipment 11-04-2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,219
Posted By gus6464
Fluvals are pretty silent too.

Fluvals are pretty silent too.
Forum: Equipment 11-04-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 531
Posted By gus6464
Have the exact type of chip on my 50G rimless...

Have the exact type of chip on my 50G rimless except the chunk of glass was still there. I just covered it with silicone and filled it up. No issues whatsoever.
Forum: Equipment 11-04-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 580
Posted By gus6464
I have had a 23g rimless on a Besta with 0...

I have had a 23g rimless on a Besta with 0 reinforcement for months now. You don't need to reinforce anything.

I even have a hole on the side of it where the tubing comes out.
...
Forum: Lighting 11-04-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 321
Posted By gus6464
18" wide tank is not happening with a single BML...

18" wide tank is not happening with a single BML or E-series. Look into clustered LED fixtures like the Radion unless you are buying multiple strip lights.

Is the tank 18x18x18? If so, then a...
Forum: DIY 11-04-2014, 12:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 488
Posted By gus6464
Tank was a 90P so 18" tall. The reflectors were...

Tank was a 90P so 18" tall. The reflectors were Ledil Brooke-W designed for BXRA.
Forum: DIY 11-03-2014, 08:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 488
Posted By gus6464
Doesn't matter if it's Vero or CXA, you are going...

Doesn't matter if it's Vero or CXA, you are going to need dimming. A Vero 18 can be driven up to 3000ma with proper cooling. I have yet to find a cree LED which I liked the color over a Luxeon or...
Forum: Tank Journals 11-02-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,469
Posted By gus6464
His light system cost a lot to put together. You...

His light system cost a lot to put together. You can't buy anything like it in the commercial world. Price of admission for light is high end reef level. His light controller alone was $200.
Forum: DIY 11-02-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 488
Posted By gus6464
CXA3590 comes in 36V and 77V bins. This one...

CXA3590 comes in 36V and 77V bins.

This one is interesting. 36V and 95CRI with color temp of 6500K. Pricey though.
...
Forum: Algae 10-30-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 871
Posted By gus6464
You can always play it safe and spot dose...

You can always play it safe and spot dose 1ml/gallon every 24 hours. The algae will go away it will just take a little bit longer. That way you have 0 deaths and nothing to worry about.
Forum: DIY 10-30-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,372
Posted By gus6464
So how did the final product end up looking like?

So how did the final product end up looking like?
Forum: DIY 10-30-2014, 03:49 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,699
Posted By gus6464
Damn man that is some insane growth in 2 weeks....

Damn man that is some insane growth in 2 weeks. You have basically built the ultimate planted LED.

What are your color settings?
Forum: Lighting 10-29-2014, 10:47 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 11,989
Posted By gus6464
Thanks. I have read that if you let erio flower...

Thanks. I have read that if you let erio flower they use up all their energy and go dormant. You shouldn't worry about flowering though if you don't let the stalk hit air. I am going to rip out all...
Forum: Lighting 10-29-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 11,989
Posted By gus6464
It's an AC20 with a surface skimmer attachment...

It's an AC20 with a surface skimmer attachment from pico aquariums. The HOB has nothing in it. All it does is skim the surface and provide a lot of surface movement for O2. Doing this I can run the...
Forum: Lighting 10-29-2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 11,989
Posted By gus6464
Haha funny you ask. I have been ignoring it for a...

Haha funny you ask. I have been ignoring it for a while now as I am currently concentrating on a 50g reef tank so it needs some trimming.
...
Forum: Lighting 10-21-2014, 06:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 301
Posted By gus6464
If you go with a red bulbs like the aqua flora...

If you go with a red bulbs like the aqua flora and red sun you go can go with a higher K white bulb like the 12K without having the tank look blue. I would definitely drop a UVL red sun somewhere in...
Forum: Lighting 10-20-2014, 10:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,161
Posted By gus6464
Also take into account fixture size as well. A...

Also take into account fixture size as well. A narrow tank will increase PAR vs a wide one with a SAT+ but it will be the same thing if you have a wide tank with a wide fixture.

The closer the...
Forum: Lighting 10-20-2014, 10:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 301
Posted By gus6464
Quad T5HO on that tank is no where near "extreme"...

Quad T5HO on that tank is no where near "extreme" levels of light as some are saying. It's all about the bulb type that you use and not the quantity. The whole bulb amount to tank size chart is...
Forum: Lighting 10-17-2014, 04:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 339
Posted By gus6464
Both the 360 and 160 are brand new so "outdated"...

Both the 360 and 160 are brand new so "outdated" doesn't apply.

OP the 360 will be considerably stronger than the 150 but it's dimmable so you can tone it down. 360 allows for upgrade later on if...
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