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Old 07-18-2012, 09:07 PM   #1
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xenxes's Fluval Spec 5g - Uh oh, Tank #9


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Well I got an early birthday present.



Good length, very shallow width, good bookshelf tank.



Filter looks exactly the same as the old one, definitely enough filtration.



LED looks shoddy. Will need to find a good replacement..




Not sure where to set it up yet, probably where the Betta spec / bowl are presently on one of the shelves. Definitely will be a shrimp tank, but what shrimp? Stay tuned.

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Old 07-18-2012, 09:29 PM   #2
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Xenxes I'm so jelly of you right now lol
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Old 07-18-2012, 10:02 PM   #3
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I just ordered a Finnex Ray II 16" LED. I'll let you know how it works.
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Old 07-19-2012, 06:26 AM   #4
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Nice.... can't wait to get my hands on this bad boy.
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Old 07-19-2012, 09:53 AM   #5
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I just ordered a Finnex Ray II 16" LED. I'll let you know how it works.
Oh the finnex fuge ray would be perfect for this!
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Old 07-19-2012, 01:52 PM   #6
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Yeah I was considering that light too, what is the mounting like? Or do you just set it on top of the cover?
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Old 07-19-2012, 03:40 PM   #7
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I set it up today and on second thought, really like the sleek low profile fixture, it's going to be tough to find something to replace it. Better bet may be to change the LEDs inside.

Couple people did it over at the reef forums:

http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/sh....php?t=2189419
http://www.nano-reef.com/forums/inde...owtopic=306011

Electrical hazard, lol:


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Old 07-19-2012, 05:19 PM   #8
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I set it up today and on second thought, really like the sleek low profile fixture, it's going to be tough to find something to replace it. Better bet may be to change the LEDs inside.

Couple people did it over at the reef forums:

http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/sh....php?t=2189419
http://www.nano-reef.com/forums/inde...owtopic=306011

Electrical hazard, lol:

Beautiful! Anyway to drip loop and hide those power supplies?
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Old 07-20-2012, 12:32 AM   #9
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It's a temporary fix, I'm moving in a few months (I know I shouldn't even be setting this up now but.. can't help myself).

Ignore the mud tornado, the light is no longer leveled due to the cheap plastic screw which stripped (only took off the light twice). Either both should be metal or both should be plastic, design flaw.





Now I have to hunt for a metal screw for a light that will most likely break in 2 months. Worth $75? I don't know. Still cheaper than an ADA and has a unique footprint.
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Yeah I was considering that light too, what is the mounting like? Or do you just set it on top of the cover?
You can use the legs to go from the black overflow box to the outside edge if you want topless. It's a little bit of a stretch, but I think it would work.

I currently have mine resting on the lid with the brackets. It also sets fine without the brackets.
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Old 07-20-2012, 01:08 AM   #11
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I want the AL-H16DS right? Ray II 16" DS 16 Inches 7000k / 7000k 88 3014 9w

$54.99?
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Old 07-20-2012, 01:50 AM   #12
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No I got this DD.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007URDEO0

I ordered from amazon because I have prime.

I think the DS is more blue.
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Old 07-20-2012, 02:21 AM   #13
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http://www.finnex.net/index.php?page...hk=1&Itemid=61

DS has 7k / 7k bulbs

DD has 7k / 10k bulbs

DB has 7k / Actinic bulbs

Finnex site doesn't show a 16" DD model, hmm. I might have to go Amazon too. Got a pic of the setup?
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Old 07-20-2012, 03:38 AM   #14
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Here is a pic. Disregard the cloudy water, still working on the aquascaping.

It's very bright when the water is clear. I'll try to upload another pic in the morning.
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Old 07-20-2012, 04:19 AM   #15
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Too bad about the light build. Kinda wanted to see what you could achieve with the OEM light.
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