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Calvin415's LED lit 12 footer

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polarblair2000

Oh yeah I guess that would be pretty tricky. Maybe once you've finished those other tasks :)

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lex0219

Amazing set up you have their, one of the best DIY projects I have seen.

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quickfinger

I love this tank so much I want to punch myself in the face.

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Marteen

Any updates on the tank?

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pismo_reefer

BALLIN'!!!!!!!!!!

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notwithit
Yes I have software but it's tough because there is no background and the stitching gets messed up due to the see through look of the tank. Takes 2 people 1 to shoot the other to hold up a block.

 

Not impossible but have many more time requiring tasks right now.

 

 

 

No goal in mind, but zoo's are not the focus so I'm after consistent high light throughout.

 

 

Ordered some equipment for mounting the LEDs hope fully I can get started next week sometime.

 

If you would like to e-mail me the pictures with a frame of reference "i.e. a coral projection" i can try my best to stitch them together for you.

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n0rk

Based on how good your tank looks with those lights mate, I've ordered myself a bunch of the lower-powered ones for my setup. You inspired me to take the plunge :)

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Freakin

Wow Calvin I just read through this whole thread. Beautiful build and tank!

 

Great PAR values too! Your growth should continue to be insane!

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Gerber77

I havent checked your thread in a while, its looking excellent. Great build man.

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krv

unbe-effing-lievable

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vangvace

No pictures since April? What a shame.

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racechase
BALLIN'!!!!!!!!!!

 

:bowdown:

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quickfinger

updates? please?

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calvin415

Sorry for the lack of updates, but I've been super busy this summer and finally feel I might actually have everything (for now) done!

 

As proof, here is what I've done since my last update, mostly non-fish stuff so you understand where all my time has gone:

 

First my Shark Dive...

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Backyard:

Shed

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Re-landscaping

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Alright, so we did some work in the basement as well, got rid of the old furniture and went with a bigger screen. I also built a pendant to mount the LEDs in, here are some pics from tonight....

 

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And a closeup of the new pendant...

 

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And the LED layout

 

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sammy113

Nice! I was wondering about this tank the other day. Great upgrades in the house.

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calvin415

Thanks Sammy!

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Needreefunds

My, you have been busy!

 

Excellent work, on everything! B)

 

Thanks for the update!

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d'Espresso

:bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown:

 

my dream tank. lol nicely done!

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reef keeper

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Gatotsu77

Nicely done indeed!

 

Do you ever find that it is cumbersome to have the couch up against one side of the tank? I realize it isn't all that wide, but our couch is very close to my tank, and it is a pita sometimes. I am able to squeeze between when need be, it just isn't something I'd like to be doing too often. (I'm sure someone has already said it, but man, those couches should be facing the OTHER way!)

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quickfinger

super wicked....what kind of livestock do u have in there these days?

 

(BTW nice work on all the other non-reef projects)

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jager

I love this tank, now even better with LEDs. For the stitching pictures together for a full tank shot try autostitch. It is a free program (windows only iirc) that will stitch your photos together. Just select all of the photos you want to stitch together and use the default options and out comes a full image. You change change the overall dimensions of the outputted image, for full size just do width of pic x number of pictures and the height as the height of one pic (if only one level of pictures). Just play around with it. Really cool software, what nasa used to stitch together the images from the Mars rover.

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calvin415
My, you have been busy!

 

Excellent work, on everything! B)

 

Thanks for the update!

 

Thanks!

 

:bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown:

 

my dream tank. lol nicely done!

 

lol Thank you.

 

:bowdown::bowdown::bowdown:

 

lol

 

Nicely done indeed!

 

Do you ever find that it is cumbersome to have the couch up against one side of the tank? I realize it isn't all that wide, but our couch is very close to my tank, and it is a pita sometimes. I am able to squeeze between when need be, it just isn't something I'd like to be doing too often. (I'm sure someone has already said it, but man, those couches should be facing the OTHER way!)

 

I do find it tough to work around, but usually I just take off the shoes and walk all over the couch.

 

super wicked....what kind of livestock do u have in there these days?

 

(BTW nice work on all the other non-reef projects)

 

Not much, had a freebie that decided to go ape on my fish so I'm in the re-stocking phase... Still have my Potters Angel, Lawnmower Blenny, Randall Goby, 2 or 3 Chromies, a Firefish or 2 and some Peppermint Shrimp.

 

I love this tank, now even better with LEDs. For the stitching pictures together for a full tank shot try autostitch. It is a free program (windows only iirc) that will stitch your photos together. Just select all of the photos you want to stitch together and use the default options and out comes a full image. You change change the overall dimensions of the outputted image, for full size just do width of pic x number of pictures and the height as the height of one pic (if only one level of pictures). Just play around with it. Really cool software, what nasa used to stitch together the images from the Mars rover.

 

Thanks for the link, I'll try to see what I can put together. Hard part is the background screws up most of the stitching so I have to try to cover the back of the tank when I do it.

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fewskillz

I can't decide if I like the new landscaping or the new light pendant the best! Awesome work on both. Great looking shed, too, I need one of those to get the gardening stuff out of the garage.

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Alkomist

ok...............i spent AWW DAY yesterday and today reading all 70 post..................(im at work doin this lol)

YOU ARE A UFFIN GOD!!!!!!!!! lol i wish to some day have the DIY skillz that you have sir!!!

i have literally not gone on any other website or forum since i saw/read your thread! its simply amazing.. this is the exact tank i imagine in my home in the future!!!! iv added this post to my favorits! lol

it WOULD be awsome to get a nice lil wave effect in their to get the lil sand ripple. it would also be sick to see a wave go all the way down and back up the tank!

i wanted to ask .....how thick is the acrylic you used on this beast??

 

also i cant watch any of your vids becuz i need a password......

 

also get an ACHILLES TANG!!!!!!! they look awsome!

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