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Old 03-05-2013, 11:20 PM   #121
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You my friend have set a whole new bar for "high tech"
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Old 03-08-2013, 03:38 AM   #122
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The stand came in today... Looks pretty snazzy all put together now!



Had to modify the brain shelf a bit to get it to fit, but its in there now...

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Old 03-08-2013, 03:41 AM   #123
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You my friend have set a whole new bar for "high tech"
Ha! Thanks :-) I love building stuff
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Old 03-08-2013, 03:44 AM   #124
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Subsrcibed. I dig the DIY LED fixtures. In the first youtube link you posted, at 1:17 what phase was that? Hard to tell when cameras act against ya. Just curious because it looked spot on with out too much intense blue.

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Old 03-08-2013, 03:45 AM   #125
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Very cool, do you have any journals for your saltwater builds?
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Old 03-08-2013, 03:52 AM   #126
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The stand came in today... Looks pretty snazzy all put together now!



Had to modify the brain shelf a bit to get it to fit, but its in there now...

Holy crap...

I'll take 2 please lol. Seriously that looks so darn cool


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Old 03-08-2013, 03:58 AM   #127
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Very cool, do you have any journals for your saltwater builds?
My screen name for aquatic stuff on various forums is either gdominy or manicfishkeeper (there are probably a couple of build threads on Reef Central, canreef, bcaquaria and the local site TGVAS.com). Ive had many build threads on several websites (including this one).

My reef tanks were sort of sporadic updates though, as I was managing a reef store at the time and most of my online time was spent trying to manage the stores website or marketing, so I had little time for personal stuff.
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Old 03-08-2013, 04:31 AM   #128
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Subsrcibed. I dig the DIY LED fixtures. In the first youtube link you posted, at 1:17 what phase was that? Hard to tell when cameras act against ya. Just curious because it looked spot on with out too much intense blue.
Dont know off hand. The camera really played tricks with the colour balance. As it stands now I am running the blues at 20% and whites 100% at peak, with the reds also full out. I have three extra drivers still and an extra ballast control board so I really think ill end up adding 12 to 24 red cree xpe's to warm it up.
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Old 03-08-2013, 04:46 AM   #129
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That sounds like it'll be pretty balanced at that point. Have you done a PAR test on it yet? I'm curious to see how the plants react to the spectrum you'll be providing.
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Old 03-08-2013, 05:07 AM   #130
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That sounds like it'll be pretty balanced at that point. Have you done a PAR test on it yet? I'm curious to see how the plants react to the spectrum you'll be providing.
Im trying to track down a Par meter to rent locally. If I cant find one I'll just buy one next month when money is a little better.

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Old 03-08-2013, 08:01 AM   #131
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This build is l33t. Very awesome read so far, looking forward to more!
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Old 03-08-2013, 09:54 AM   #132
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Incredible build and great documentation.

I especially like the detailed photos of the menu screens on the controller software.
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Old 03-08-2013, 07:41 PM   #133
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This is really incredible! Everything is so clean and professional looking.

Have you considered fishing the power cable for your lights behind the wall? For that matter, you could mount the light directly to the wall with some brackets and not have any cables showing at all
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Old 03-08-2013, 08:43 PM   #134
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This is really incredible! Everything is so clean and professional looking.

Have you considered fishing the power cable for your lights behind the wall? For that matter, you could mount the light directly to the wall with some brackets and not have any cables showing at all
I have, but its a rented appartment. Its easy to hide holes in a textured ceiling with some spackle, but holes in drywall are a little more tricky :-)
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Old 03-08-2013, 09:46 PM   #135
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