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    adding air

    I have been sieving through the new UAS forums, an tbh it looks like its still in the testing period. Theres nothing definitive about it except the stuff we already know from waterfall versions. Tbh...
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    Its certainly very dark...with light green spots...

    Its certainly very dark...with light green spots dotted around. will give it another day an if its still not lightened up i will give it all a clean
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    5 Days in on new resized scrubber

    I have just downsized my scrubber to 7" by 10", I vary my feeding between 3-5 cubes depending if im feeding my nem or not plus a good strip of nori every other day. so its still a little over sized...
  4. Have a look on that farnell link i posted on the...

    Have a look on that farnell link i posted on the other page...they do everything u need
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    Make sure you check the new sizing guidelines...

    Make sure you check the new sizing guidelines fella...
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    Ace ever thought of changing your name to LED...

    Ace ever thought of changing your name to LED guru?? Thanks for all your help so far. am just compiling a shopping list aswell as drawing up some designs. Would it be ok to run the shopping list past...
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    Ah nice one kotlec will have a gander...

    Ah nice one kotlec will have a gander...
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    what cree bulb for display lights?

    Was looking at the XP-G range and the X-RE range as i know there used in the aqua ray tile units. Thers so many different series of em...any advice?
  9. Another website for UK based peeps ...

    Another website for UK based peeps
    http://www.farnell.com/uk/leds/index.php
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    Im not sure running a scrubber outside in our...

    Im not sure running a scrubber outside in our climate would be a great idea, not sure if -4 weather would have adverse effects on the algae. That said alot of the scrubbers are diy made. The only...
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    Funny how things change...

    I have been an active member on a uk based marine forum, and the more i read on here the less I want to read on there. Its mad to think I have been on that forum for nearly 5 years, and its like...
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    So i should get rid then? The cheato is in the...

    So i should get rid then? The cheato is in the same chamber as the scrubber so getting the similar lighting..
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    Cheato or the like, as well as ATS

    I run a scrubber aswell as Cheato...still get good growth on the cheato, would this hinder the growth on my ATS or is it two separate algaes altogether?

    regards
    Steve
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    Interesting...could use a water wheel like...

    Interesting...could use a water wheel like design, have the pump outlet over the top of the wheel to rotate it. would be noisy though. essentially still a onesided screen aswell.
  15. Nice build ace! I'd love a sump room but SWMBO...

    Nice build ace! I'd love a sump room but SWMBO (she who must be obeyed) would throttle me lol...Ace did you get my pms?
  16. Sorry not rapid.co.uk its www.rapidonline.com

    Sorry not rapid.co.uk its www.rapidonline.com
  17. Alot of american ppl use www.rapidLED.com for...

    Alot of american ppl use www.rapidLED.com for people over the otherside of the pond www.rapid.co.uk or ebay
  18. I will be following this one with interest. not...

    I will be following this one with interest. not sure on the cree 660nm :-*
  19. From all the reading and picking other members...

    From all the reading and picking other members brains about them (esp Ace25) the general lighting requirements where 1/5th of the power of cfl at a minimum or upto a third of the wattage of cfl for...
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    Man im excited!!! Hurry up lol!!

    Man im excited!!! Hurry up lol!!
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    Nice...how complicated is this new scrubber gonna...

    Nice...how complicated is this new scrubber gonna be?
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    Good stuff guys...keep em coming. thanks for...

    Good stuff guys...keep em coming. thanks for sharing turbo ;-)
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    Fans incorparated for the scrubber and the...

    Fans incorparated for the scrubber and the lights. keeping lighting cool gives you better output for a longer period of time
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    Are all you guys running led?

    Are all you guys running led?
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    B-D Thanks SM You guys F****ng ROCK!!!! All...

    B-D
    Thanks SM
    You guys F****ng ROCK!!!!
    All hail the great SM!!!
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    Well i have put my box made reflectors on the...

    Well i have put my box made reflectors on the scrubber...some serious growth over night and already signs of the good green stuff. gonna give it a few more days an give it a clean...great stuff :-D
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    Oh really?? Im sure i read somewhere, that for...

    Oh really?? Im sure i read somewhere, that for some reason they dont do well in scrubbed tanks??
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    what can't you keep??

    I know xenia doesnt seem to grow when an ats is running. Anything else out there you can't have because of an ATS the reason for asking was i was looking at getting some sea squirts which are very...
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    Bet you'd need some big ass drivers for a bank of...

    Bet you'd need some big ass drivers for a bank of those bad boys
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    Thanks for all the sound advise. much...

    Thanks for all the sound advise. much appreciated. its actually nice to be on a forum an not be overehelmed with conflicting advice.
    Thanks again
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    Yeah..that rapidonline seems ok. no cree leds...

    Yeah..that rapidonline seems ok. no cree leds tho?? May just stick to ebay and get a cheapy one done so i can find my feet building them...
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    Also what degree are your lenses??

    Also what degree are your lenses??
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    Gotcha...its sourcing the bloomin stuff is the...

    Gotcha...its sourcing the bloomin stuff is the problem. the only shop in the uk remotely close to rapidled is www.rapidonline.com i dont fancy getting things shipped due to our strict customs in the...
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    Hmmm probably around 5 inches in my canopy...do...

    Hmmm probably around 5 inches in my canopy...do you think i could get away with no optics? Maybe just increase the spacing between the leds for a more even spread?
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    I was also looking at mounting under a hood? Is...

    I was also looking at mounting under a hood? Is that possible with these type of builds with evapration etc??
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    How many drivers are you using to light those...

    How many drivers are you using to light those beautys up?? Are they dimmable drivers? And are they 3w leds?
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    So could i use these drivers making a diy...

    So could i use these drivers making a diy aquarium light? How many leds would be needed to sufficiently light up a 80 gallon tank? Would the same equation of using a 1/5 of the power needed by t5s??...
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    Ok thanks for the help

    Ok thanks for the help
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    Ok when an bought some mirror'd acrylic. going to...

    Ok when an bought some mirror'd acrylic. going to make a 3 sided mirror'd box to put over the bulbs. should that sort the problem out? Also what timings should i have the light on for? Currently have...
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    Also if i was to use 2 drivers could i run them...

    Also if i was to use 2 drivers could i run them off the same socket?
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    Screen is 8 x 9 inches how many 1w leds would i...

    Screen is 8 x 9 inches how many 1w leds would i need per side..thanks for all the advice so far
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    Im not too worried about building it as such. im...

    Im not too worried about building it as such. im more concerned about what parts i need and where to source them as im in the uk....do i get 1w leds or 3w bulbs, drivers???? do iget a dimmable or...
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    LED build for idiots help pls

    Ok after reading up an some more reading an a little bit more reading, im still scratching my head about building diy led units...could someone post a link or do a step by step for me on this...
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    Well surely that would be the same for the bulbs...

    Well surely that would be the same for the bulbs we use now? I have no idea what nm my bulbs put out now. Hence the reason in the stickies santa put up there is no mention of nm only kelvin?? Again...
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    Surely the pictures in the article show you that...

    Surely the pictures in the article show you that a 5100k outgrows a 2700k, regardless of dates. I mean the concept behind scrubbers outdates that information, so does that mean its no good aswell ...
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    How so? Theres 90 watts of light to a 81 sq in of...

    How so? Theres 90 watts of light to a 81 sq in of canvas?
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    I think the problem with these pre fab'd units is...

    I think the problem with these pre fab'd units is the fact there not designed with water in mind and unfortunately go pop when you have them near it...
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    Not much growth

    Hi have been running a scrubber on and off for a year now. great stuff. i recently neglected my tank and scrubber, after some family issues, but am up back going again. my display was over run with...
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    interesting read about fuge bulbs...

    http://www.melevsreef.com/fuge_bulb.html
    you sure we are using the right kelvin?
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    Re: Scrubber On A New Tank

    I knew there was a few of us out there! Lol! Good to see companies are using them...sooo, should I get rid of the rubble in the sump, an what should I do about all the algae in the sump? Or will the...
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