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    a long overdue update

    Been a while guys after having a bit of a set back with a pump failing and the scrubber running dry then when things looked like they were back on track again trip went on the pumps but light stayed...
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    very nice and people will try and tell you that...

    very nice and people will try and tell you that you wont get colour in a scrubbed tank.
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    No thread going as over here if you use anything...

    No thread going as over here if you use anything that's not cree the cree police come and get you LOL ultimate reef guys especially just like they are not to pushed on ATS will check RC for your...
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    Put a video on youtube...

    Put a video on youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lU-susgNW4s&feature=player_embedded
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    as for bleaching the only thing I had a problem...

    as for bleaching the only thing I had a problem with was green buttons but I just raised the lights higher up and they coloured up again but I will keep you all updated on the progress of this...
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    I have been running these about 3 months now and...

    I have been running these about 3 months now and so far so good I did have a problem with the centre led heating but I just fitted 2 extra fans either side of the heat sink to help disperse the heat...
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    I would go with 5 maybe 6 of the hybrid led's

    I would go with 5 maybe 6 of the hybrid led's
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    If your tank is only 19" high you will get away...

    If your tank is only 19" high you will get away with 10w
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    I know you will have shimmer with multiple led as...

    I know you will have shimmer with multiple led as I used to have a fitting over my old 5/2/2 but with the 3 lights over my tank now it looks more like sun light I will try and get a video done so you...
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    with the lenses you don't as much light spill I...

    with the lenses you don't as much light spill I would think for a tank that length you might get away with two 30w led unless its a cube then you could use one hybrid with a 120deg lens but it will...
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    You can get a dimmable driver that has a dimmer...

    You can get a dimmable driver that has a dimmer switch fitted to it but not sure if you can hook a controller to it or not sorry I'am just not that well up on these thing but I don,t think the...
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    I would think 2 would be ok with the 10w you...

    I would think 2 would be ok with the 10w you would need more and don't get as realistic ripple affect as there is more point sources light but will get more even coverage of light if your running...
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    yes but the p30 only uses 30w led chip and I used...

    yes but the p30 only uses 30w led chip and I used 100w similar to the p100 costing around $1000 the only extra led i used was 450-460nm b ut considering putting some true violet to balance out colour...
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    I will give you a list of what I used from ebay...

    I will give you a list of what I used from ebay for heatsinks I got old ones of a guy that fixes PCs and the frame material from a scrap merchant
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    the first photo is with optics the second is...

    the first photo is with optics the second is without optics the third is with camera on auto settings but it looks a bit to bright so I chose to use the shutter priority setting I originally had...
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    I have also just installed lenses on these that...

    I have also just installed lenses on these that has made a big difference
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    diy multichip led lights

    I,am using 3x100w 10000k multichip leds plus 45x1w royal blue leds to light my tank here are a few pics
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    my tank now it's scrubbed

    this is my tank now its been running with a scrubber for a month
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    Have observed some changes in the tank since...

    Have observed some changes in the tank since using the scrubber lps seem to be doing better and sps have seem to taken a growth spurt my hystrix in the last few days is covered in new growth tips:)
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    Most of my corals are fine I have a green eflo...

    Most of my corals are fine I have a green eflo that has turned a bit brown but a green acro that has got more green and looks better than ever perhaps some corals are more sensitive than others to...
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    Sorry guys what point am I missing starting to...

    Sorry guys what point am I missing starting to get green algae is that not what I'am trying to achieve! tested my po4 today 0.015 and no3 0 all cyano gone as is any sign of GHA in the display, so...
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    just a wee update starting to get some more...

    just a wee update starting to get some more growth and more green and my cyano is gone but some corals have browned a bit
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    will give that ago thanks

    will give that ago thanks
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    that sounds like a good idea will get more plexi...

    that sounds like a good idea will get more plexi and have a go at that thanks
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    feed a mixture of pellet flake nori and cubes...

    feed a mixture of pellet flake nori and cubes close to 4 cubes a day I would say corals get fed twice a week but hoping with the scrubber wont have to feed as much if at all:)

    Thanks

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    I'am using a 4000lh pump would this be to much...

    I'am using a 4000lh pump would this be to much flow? probably losing a bit with head height and plumbing though
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    Just thought I would put up a picture of my tank

    Just thought I would put up a picture of my tank
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    I had a cousin put himself through uni by...

    I had a cousin put himself through uni by knitting lol thanks for the info
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    where did you get the proper canvas?

    where did you get the proper canvas?
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    No holding out lol first picture was taken the...

    No holding out lol first picture was taken the day I built it reflectors went on next day.
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    It's not horizontal they are at 40degrees...

    It's not horizontal they are at 40degrees actually not that noisy as the water level is just below where the water run of the plates as for screen material had trouble finding stuff may have a look...
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    I have reflectors over them the acrylic is rough...

    I have reflectors over them the acrylic is rough as I used course sand paper on it and then scoured it up with a hole saw I do not feed heavy as my stock is not that high for the size of system I...
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    A week of growth

    This was after the first week mostly brown slimy stuff but starting to green underneath
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    6x4x2 ats/sand bed

    finally got round to building a ats was running bio pellets/pearls but run into problems with cyano gha and bryopsis no3 always reads 0 and po4 0.015 could be lower as last three colours on the d+d...
  35. Thread: new to site

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    Re: new to site

    thank you for your reply when i start my build i will post progress on tank and scrubber i do have afew pics of my tank when i was running ats if you would like me to post them.
  36. Thread: new to site

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    new to site

    hi a have been veiwing this site for a long time and did run a ats for about a year and had success with it but then ran into problems which I blamed on my ats i later traced my problems to a...
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