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Here are some early pics of the tank

Posted 04/14/2011 at 09:46 PM by Rotknee

I got the tank late Tuesday evening and that puppy was heavy!!! It is also bigger than I expected. Lee-Mar did an awesome job and it was worth the wait.

You can also see pics of the cut pad from my previous post. So, far everything is working out as expected.

[IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v392/shonuff66/NewTank007.jpg[/IMG]
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This rubber matting stinks!

Posted 04/14/2011 at 09:06 PM by Rotknee

...literally, the rubber matting the stand builder supplied with the stand emits a strong "rubber" smell. So strong we had to open the windows downstairs.

[IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v392/shonuff66/NS1004.jpg[/IMG]

Thanks to user "naterealbig" I was able to find the matting in the pic above and cut it to size. The matting is made by "Best-Step" and sold at Sears and commonly used for garage flooring. It's good stuff. The good...
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Do LEDs really last 10,000+ hours?

Posted 04/13/2011 at 05:40 PM by snorvich (System configuration and fish for my two tanks)
Updated 03/18/2014 at 05:41 PM by snorvich

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There is some accurate and some pretty iffy LED info in this thread. Since I sometimes work with high powered LED technology in my industry (displays, not aquariums), I'd like to clarify a few points.

1. When the LED mfrs state a lifetime of 50,000 hours or so, that is a theoretical lifetime based on the known physics of LEDs. It is not a tested lifetime. Since it would take about 6 years to run that test, no one including the LED manufacturer has typically run one that long before
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Got new lights!!

Posted 04/03/2011 at 12:56 PM by MrSandman

After a long debate and serious hesitation I finally decided to retire my tried and true double ended metal halides (Phoenix 14K's powered by a PFO 250W HQI ballast) and VHO actinics (icecap 660 ballast) in exchange for an ATi setup. My old setup was just proven and provided great growth and coloration over a few years now with zero problems. The reasons for the swap were because:
  • I needed new bulbs
  • I wanted to reduce my electric bill to below $200 a month
  • I wanted to keep the house cooler
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Early pics of stand

Posted 03/26/2011 at 06:51 PM by Rotknee

Here is a preview of the stand. It will be delivered next week...unfortunately I won't be there to see it live until I return.

[IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v392/shonuff66/DSC02716.jpg[/IMG] [IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v392/shonuff66/DSC02713.jpg[/IMG]
[IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v392/shonuff66/DSC02711.jpg[/IMG] [IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v392/shonuff66/DSC02715.jpg[/IMG]
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