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Ok Another build - this time for sump

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I need some help on light placement.. Ray threw in a few extra LED's.. I had a plan but now with all the extras i dont know what to do omgomgomg ... This is going on my sump :)

 

The clusters have 2 4500s, 1 RB, 1 Red, 1 Violet, 1 pink -

 

80 Degree Optics - I think this will also be somewhat of a frag tank as well - should be good enough in the middle w/ these lights to grow some corals!

 

Total of 12 LED's looks pretty sweet - I also have put some small arms on it to prevent it from going in my sump :)

 

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Are you planning on growing macro or acro in the sump? :lol:

 

Very nice! B)

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Are you planning on growing macro or acro in the sump? :lol:

 

Very nice! B)

 

 

:) Well I figured wtf - why buy some cheap light when i can order something that can second as a frag holding station as well! Also this will keep fish and other critters from bugging the frags

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i demand pic's of it in action

 

 

:) soon enough - once i get something i can actually take a pic of that is not just chaeto ;)

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That was drastically more GREEN in my DT.. however the colors are pretty accurate otherwise - thats a penny macro off johny..

 

 

take note of the chaeto in the bottom right.. maybe 3 golf ball size about a week ago

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now.. even the little sprouts on the floor are an inch long :)

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That was drastically more GREEN in my DT.. however the colors are pretty accurate otherwise - thats a penny macro off johny..

 

 

take note of the chaeto in the bottom right.. maybe 3 golf ball size about a week ago

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now.. even the little sprouts on the floor are an inch long :)

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nice

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Crazy chaeto growth man B)

 

I never got growth like that in 5 months :lol:

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i thought it would be more of a pepto bismol color, looks good

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how does the light do in more of a humide area? Worried about condensation and open wires.

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how does the light do in more of a humide area? Worried about condensation and open wires.

 

I'm not that worried about it down in the sump - Although I probably should be - however nothing is dripping wet and moisture buildup is not on the light - no salt creep or anything like that in a week

 

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Here is a 24 hour bump from that last chaeto growth.. this is getting rediculous...

 

Lights just went out before i got the pic - i can take a better one in the morning but this is like marshmellow man multiplying

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Nice growth. At this rate that sump will be full in a month.

 

thanks i just broke it apart and tore it into more clumps - I may have to rethink using it as a frag station with this much growth on the darned chaeto

 

Edit moar pics chaeto growth as of thismorning - broke apart

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Someone asked for macro pic

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What are your parameters testing at? I only ask because such fast growth would normally indicate that there are tons of nutrients in your system fueling the chaetos growth.

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What are your parameters testing at? I only ask because such fast growth would normally indicate that there are tons of nutrients in your system fueling the chaetos growth.

 

I'll get some params for you - brand new water RODI mixed - about 2 weeks ago - topped off about 10 gallons have done 5 gallon w/c on the in between time - Got a skimmer now as well

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