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    hi guys its been a long time in the process but the tanks finally up and running and i also have one ats working . only problem is the ocean 6500 is running full out and when i open the valve on the other ats it floods the sump so for now i will have to run with one then get a bigger return pump , i will post some pics soon of progress of growth ,
    its only been running for 1 hr, 16Th august , time 13 53 UK time

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    Re: AT LAST

    Well how about now

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    Re: AT LAST

    heres a up date 20 08 09 , time 20.52 uk time
    heres pics to show progress





    thanks for looking

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    cleaned the screen yesterday for the first time here's a pic
    growth i no is not Major but its getting there

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    Those lights are how far from the screen?

    And the glass is how thick?

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    the screen is 3 inches from light , the glass is 6mm , i do get a bit of salt creep , the lamps are 28watts but do have two more to double up to 56 watts might try this but the screens are maturing ,
    any tips guys
    cheers OC

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    I'd double up on the lights. Once things are running well, and your tank stats have dropped, you could then cut back the lights to maintain.

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    Re: AT LAST

    hi kcress do you think theres not a lot of growth for a week

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    hi kcress , i have increased light to 58 watts per side , you could see the brightness improve straight away , "well you would do " the diamond reflective sheeting i got from the hydroponics shop is doing a good job it returns a lot of light , i will post pics before and after clean on Monday , cheers OC

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    Great! I'd love to see the pics.

    If you have ever compared sunlight to our artificial lighting you would see that 58W is dim. So you can kick start things by running more light. Later, you can control your cleaning by just using 3 bulbs or two bulbs, etc.

    My recent experience with my VTS (Vertical TS) which had the lights back about 2.5 inches, and behind ever salted acrylic, just gave me the feeling things could be brighter..

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