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Old 01-17-2013, 12:15 AM   #226
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Those are some serious led strips
4' 24W X 4 of them
http://www.ecoxotic.com/stunner-led-strips-24-watt.html

Magenta and 12k LED's. These put off a nice spike in the 650-700 red spectrum. emitted light color is like those purple grow bulb fluorescents
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Old 01-17-2013, 12:19 AM   #227
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You using those as the primary lighting or for accenting?

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Like others....
Wow!!! Sweet tank, very sweet car and I love the koi pond.

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Old 01-17-2013, 12:43 AM   #229
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You using those as the primary lighting or for accenting?

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accent and color spectrum fill. the 100W cannons are decidedly lacking in the red spectrum needed for photosynthesis

The 100W cannons are the main lights. I will also be adding a series of Ecoxotic 1watt LED modules in the 6,500k spectrum with 453blue accent.

I will be able to adjust brightness of the different fixtures independently until I get the right balance and PAR levels. I dont expect to be running these LED's much over 50%. With everything on dimmable power supplies I should end up with a nice bright white light with nice shimmer and the colors on the fish and plant should pop.
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accent and color spectrum fill. the 100W cannons are decidedly lacking in the red spectrum needed for photosynthesis

The 100W cannons are the main lights. I will also be adding a series of Ecoxotic 1watt LED modules in the 6,500k spectrum with 453blue accent.

I will be able to adjust brightness of the different fixtures independently until I get the right balance and PAR levels. I dont expect to be running these LED's much over 50%. With everything on dimmable power supplies I should end up with a nice bright white light with nice shimmer and the colors on the fish and plant should pop.
*whistle* like everyone else can't wait to see this!!

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Old 01-17-2013, 12:55 AM   #231
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You could add rings, like hog rings and a dowel that is just slightly smaller than the rings to keep the lights angled separately in any direction, well back and forth anyway like a Venetian blind setup but independent.

If you fly me out to Texas I can be your full time helper! I guess I could just head south on the bike until I'm warm and then turn right?
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Old 01-17-2013, 01:59 AM   #232
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WHAT???

I just invested 20min. and NO DISCUS?

Dude, I'm all for takin' time & doing stuff right, but really?

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Old 01-17-2013, 04:23 AM   #233
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What an amazing build. The craftsmanship is top notch, and the planning is stunningly meticulous. Kudos.
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Old 01-17-2013, 06:33 AM   #234
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FREAKIN AWESOME BUILD!!!!!!!

I can't wait to see it finished either! You will have to let us come for a tour when you are done! I think this is the best HIGH END BUILD I have seen, period!

EXCITED to see it with plants and fish soon! Your pond is AWESOME TOO! I was wondering if you are planning to use some of the waste water to water your lawn and flower beds? Just saying because with the ferts and fish waste you have some built in lawn fertilizer! I use my water change water on our flower beds and the plants love it! Also you can use "T" Track for a hanging setup if needed. You can find it at Rocklers Wood working supplies online. I use it building my router table top and on some shop jigs too! It is pretty cheap, but strong, and they sell some nice plastic knobs and other adjustment pieces too!


Well Keep up the amazing build, have fun, and Be SAFE in that Awesome Ford!!!
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Old 01-17-2013, 07:31 AM   #235
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WHAT???

I just invested 20min. and NO DISCUS?

Dude, I'm all for takin' time & doing stuff right, but really?

LOL. Well he obviously wants to make this highest ranked thread on TPT of All Time, by killing us with suspense, lol!! I know I can't wait to see what this masterpiece looks like once all set up and running. Those fish are going to be living in a paradise and won't know it!!
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Old 01-17-2013, 07:32 AM   #236
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LOL. Well he obviously wants to make this highest ranked thread on TPT of All Time, by killing us with suspense, lol!! I know I can't wait to see what this masterpiece looks like once all set up and running. Those fish are going to be living in a paradise and won't know it!!
Wish I had the time to make a beautiful tank like this

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Old 01-17-2013, 02:19 PM   #237
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Wish I had the time to make a beautiful tank like this
Me too.

Gonna be a long wait before you guys see fish. I plan on running the tank and filter system for 2+ weeks to check for leaks and stability before I ever put a single rock or stick in the tank, then it has to cycle, then the plants have to get established ..... then fish.
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Old 01-17-2013, 04:03 PM   #238
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Me too.
LOL

I don't mind the wait at all, but then again I have all low tech/low light tanks because I don't mind waiting to see plant growth, either. Anticipation makes the reward for the wait that much greater!
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Old 01-23-2013, 03:34 AM   #239
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Old 01-23-2013, 04:15 AM   #240
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...I have no words for the awesomeness of this thread..
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