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post #4 of (permalink) Old 02-11-2013, 03:36 PM Thread Starter
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New tank, new start :)

Ran the tank last night with the new lighting unit and hit a problem straight away..... The unit produces alot of heat and the hood does let alot out so this is the mod I have done to combat the unit getting too hot

I used a 240v - 12v 500ma adapter to power the two fans but they seem
To be quite noisy as they are running flat out so I turned them round to try and quiet the air noise as they are now blowing into the tank instead of blowing out.

Still too noisy so going to get a resistor from work to try and slow them down to quieten the fans.

A little question for anyone who can be bothered to comment :P

Some of my plants now with the brighter lights have started to melt, is this due to the old growth dying off ready for the faster newer growth to come through? Or is it that they need more nutrients with the higher light?

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