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Old 01/16/2015, 08:47 AM   #26
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Look forward to the light fixture photos.


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Old 01/16/2015, 02:47 PM   #27
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Look forward to the light fixture photos.
I'm hoping to have it done this weekend, complete with photos


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Old 01/19/2015, 05:42 PM   #28
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Long overdue update...

New pumps
Tank2015-1 by UpOnTheRoof, on Flickr

Lumber
Tank2015-4 by UpOnTheRoof, on Flickr

LEDs hacked and modified into a square, soldered, refurbed and touched up

Tank2015-2 by UpOnTheRoof, on Flickr

Tank2015-6 by UpOnTheRoof, on Flickr

MH pendant, stripped, sanded, re-painted

Tank2015-3 by UpOnTheRoof, on Flickr

Tank2015-13 by UpOnTheRoof, on Flickr

Combined with LEDs

Tank2015-8 by UpOnTheRoof, on Flickr

Tank2015-14 by UpOnTheRoof, on Flickr


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Old 01/19/2015, 05:45 PM   #29
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Tank2015-5 by UpOnTheRoof, on Flickr

Skin for the fixture...

Tank2015-10 by UpOnTheRoof, on Flickr

Tank2015-9 by UpOnTheRoof, on Flickr

Test staining

Tank2015-11 by UpOnTheRoof, on Flickr

Tank2015-12 by UpOnTheRoof, on Flickr

Couple coats to go

Tank2015-15 by UpOnTheRoof, on Flickr

Back of tank painted
Tank2015-7 by UpOnTheRoof, on Flickr


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Old 01/19/2015, 06:16 PM   #30
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Nice, but was expecting to see the front end of the tank.


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Old 01/19/2015, 06:39 PM   #31
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Nice, but was expecting to see the front end of the tank.
Lol, nothing to report there yet. I'm close to being done this pendant, and once that is done, then I can get the stand finished, which shouldn't take too long. Then once that is done, I can get the tank in place and up and running. The light fixture is taking a lot of time, but I think its going to be worth it.


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Old 01/19/2015, 09:54 PM   #32
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I've been with the hobby for about eight months and currently own a IM Nuvo 38G mixed. I am looking forward to this build since I missed your 120G. I plan on eventually upgrading to a 120G rimless (48x24x24) and wondering if you have any recommendations or insight at all. Thanks!


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Old 01/20/2015, 12:33 PM   #33
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Light fixture looks i am with Sahin waiting for a pic of the front lol


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Old 01/21/2015, 09:08 AM   #34
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So far everything is looking good. Hope to see water soon I will wait patiently as I am sure it will be worth it. Any concern about the heat from light and the wood surround? Any plans for a small fan to move air past the heatsinks? Just wondering as I have never tried this.


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Old 01/21/2015, 02:59 PM   #35
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I've been with the hobby for about eight months and currently own a IM Nuvo 38G mixed. I am looking forward to this build since I missed your 120G. I plan on eventually upgrading to a 120G rimless (48x24x24) and wondering if you have any recommendations or insight at all. Thanks!
Thanks - I have plenty of recommendations lol - shoot me a pm on specifics of your plan - lighting, skimmer, etc. I think I just hit the sweet spot before tearing my tank down and I'm happy to share with you my thoughts.

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Light fixture looks i am with Sahin waiting for a pic of the front lol
Soon enough! Patience

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So far everything is looking good. Hope to see water soon I will wait patiently as I am sure it will be worth it. Any concern about the heat from light and the wood surround? Any plans for a small fan to move air past the heatsinks? Just wondering as I have never tried this.
Yes, will be a few weeks before water, but heading in the right direction. Yes, there is some concern, I plan on putting spacers between the wood and the LED heat sinks to allow to circulate between the sinks and the skin. So it will not be directly on the heat sinks. I'm not too worried about heat as the fixture is in the basement, which is the coolest place in the house. Also, the pendant is going to be hanging, with air all around it - so I don't think it will overheat, at least not based on my past experience with LEDs and MH. I'm not planning on running a fan on or around it, but if it gets too hot I guess I could always do that.


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Old 01/24/2015, 01:58 PM   #36
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MH/LED Pendant Complete

photo 1-2 by UpOnTheRoof, on Flickr

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Old 01/24/2015, 02:49 PM   #37
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Looks good Jordan, wanna loan it to me... heehee. Seriously, looks like it will rock.


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Old 01/26/2015, 07:08 AM   #38
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Looks good Jordan, wanna loan it to me... heehee. Seriously, looks like it will rock.
Lol, no I don't want to loan it out now that its done (took me way longer than I thought, happy it is done) I think it will be a nice combo of lighting, and the wood skin should ensure that there isn't too much light leakage into the rest of the room over the rimless tank.


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Old 01/26/2015, 08:27 AM   #39
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At work and cannot see pics! ###### 234234####234

Will have to wait till I get home.


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Old 01/26/2015, 08:32 AM   #40
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At work and cannot see pics! ###### 234234####234

Will have to wait till I get home.
Lol, you are only missing out on the greatest MH/LED pendant photos ever

In all seriousness, nothing too special, but hope it works with the rest of my stand and tank both from a functions and aesthetics perspective.


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Old 01/26/2015, 12:49 PM   #41
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Excellent! Looks great!

Lmao I have the same problem at work sahin....but nothing come between my reefing time

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Old 01/26/2015, 06:21 PM   #42
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Thanks for linking this thread on your 120 page!

Everything looks great so far. Excited to see it all come to life!

PS: I know where you can get a few coral pics to hang on that new fish room wall!


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Old 01/27/2015, 02:46 AM   #43
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Really enjoyed the pics and explanation of how you built the new light rig mate - i think it looks great btw
That's going to be a potent little acro color upperer for the new display


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Old 01/27/2015, 08:23 AM   #44
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Excellent! Looks great!

Lmao I have the same problem at work sahin....but nothing come between my reefing time

In case of an emergency pull your phone out
Good tip!

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Thanks for linking this thread on your 120 page!

Everything looks great so far. Excited to see it all come to life!

PS: I know where you can get a few coral pics to hang on that new fish room wall!
I'm definitely going to take you up on that offer!

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Really enjoyed the pics and explanation of how you built the new light rig mate - i think it looks great btw
That's going to be a potent little acro color upperer for the new display
Thanks, I certainly hope that it is going to get those 'cros growing and coloured up. Excited about going back to MH.


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Old 01/27/2015, 08:25 AM   #45
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Really trying to put the push on to get this up and running sooner rather than later. Stand primed/sealed with two coats, urethane to go on top. 1 step closer. Baby steps!

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Old 01/27/2015, 12:17 PM   #46
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Great set up love the light and wood surround


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Old 01/27/2015, 12:52 PM   #47
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Excellent! Looks great!

Lmao I have the same problem at work sahin....but nothing come between my reefing time

In case of an emergency pull your phone out
Agree, good tip. I get my work done in half the time and spend browsing.

This is going to be awesome build. Good progress too. We have tank and stand pics already and we are only on page two...unlike Biggles...Page 14 and still no wet tank.


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Old 01/27/2015, 01:31 PM   #48
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This is going to be awesome build. Good progress too. We have tank and stand pics already and we are only on page two...unlike Biggles...Page 14 and still no wet tank.
Lol, you can't rush a good thing, I've been taking my time too I'm hoping that we'll have water by the end of page 4 at the latest.


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Old 01/28/2015, 07:54 AM   #49
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Another night of work, another update. Got the beam support system for my stand that will hold my lighting in place and screwed, glued and given one coat of stain. Also coated the inside of the stand with urethane.

The white balance isn't bang on (its more yellow in the pictures than it will look when placed in the tank room), but I'm very pleased at how the colour of the stain looks, and how the wood turned out. Still needs another light coat of stain, and some varathane finish on top, but heading in the right direction, and nice to finally start seeing what I had visualized in terms of setup and design.

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Looking nice! Keep up the swift progress.


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