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I'm going to give you guys a little slide show of my weekend....

step 1: have puppy inspect cabinet:

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step 2: attach anti-slam doors.

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step 3: completely dismantle 29g, moving all coral to the frag tank:

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step 4: move fishys to their bucket haven:

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step 5: move old metal stand to the garbage, and put fancy stand in place :

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step 6: hang that sexy ATI 6x39W sunpower:

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step 7: go to LFS for 3/4" tubing and come back with this:

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step 8: plumb 'n fill:

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step 9: wait for everything to clear up. (pic my mom texted)

http://s147.photobucket.com/user/roger_090/media/IMG_2843.jpg.html'>IMG_2843.jpg

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jedimasterben

Radion just wasn't doin it for ya?

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TheKleinReef

Radion just wasn't doin it for ya?

 

nope. it wouldn't cover the whole tank, and the price of another was more than the ATI fixture + bulbs. sooooo i switched

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jedimasterben

But then add another $120 in less than a year for bulbs... then another $120 the next, etc.



Dimming on a parabolic schedule should increase the bulb life though, but I'm not sure how much. that's if it's dimmable, anyway.

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But then add another $120 in less than a year for bulbs... then another $120 the next, etc.

 

Dimming on a parabolic schedule should increase the bulb life though, but I'm not sure how much. that's if it's dimmable, anyway.

 

eh bulbs replacement. that's not an issue. and no i don't have the dimmable model

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jedimasterben

Eh, nobody believes in dimming :lol:

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TheKleinReef

Eh, nobody believes in dimming :lol:

 

the dimmable sunpower was $100 more and i didn't see the need. i can just have 2 bulbs turn on early. that's good enough fer meeee

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yman182

I have had the neo 65 up and running for a 2 months now. It is an awesome tank!

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TheKleinReef

I have had the neo 65 up and running for a 2 months now. It is an awesome tank!

 

i know :P i'm following your thread hahah i love the dimensions!

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jedimasterben

the dimmable sunpower was $100 more and i didn't see the need. i can just have 2 bulbs turn on early. that's good enough fer meeee

If you ran it on a controller in a parabolic lighting schedule, even if the tank only had SPS in it, should have the exact same growth potential as blasting them with a constantly high amount of light. (As being under the point of photosaturation and photoinhibition is what you want, not meeting or, more than likely, exceeding it, as all excess light is wasted as heat)

 

Kinda the same concept that some much larger tanks and farms use with their lights on moving rails. Same growth, but more even and more even color, as well. Plus, much cheaper that way since you need less light :)

 

This is the first I'm posting about this, but I've got two 39w Coral Plus sitting here in front of me that will be added to my tank to fill out the shadows, my new array is too pint-source for my taste. I've got them running on an HEP dimmable ballast (the ones that ATI uses in their fixtures) and will keep tabs on their performance and lifespan undergoing a parabolic light schedule just like the LEDs they will be with.

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If you ran it on a controller in a parabolic lighting schedule, even if the tank only had SPS in it, should have the exact same growth potential as blasting them with a constantly high amount of light. (As being under the point of photosaturation and photoinhibition is what you want, not meeting or, more than likely, exceeding it, as all excess light is wasted as heat) Kinda the same concept that some much larger tanks and farms use with their lights on moving rails. Same growth, but more even and more even color, as well. Plus, much cheaper that way since you need less light :) This is the first I'm posting about this, but I've got two 39w Coral Plus sitting here in front of me that will be added to my tank to fill out the shadows, my new array is too pint-source for my taste. I've got them running on an HEP dimmable ballast (the ones that ATI uses in their fixtures) and will keep tabs on their performance and lifespan undergoing a parabolic light schedule just like the LEDs they will be with.

 

 

:huh:

 

i'm more of a K.I.S.S. principle kinda guy... hahah

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jedimasterben

Can't get much simpler than a parabola.

 

parabola-soccer.gif

 

 

 

Look, even a soccer ball can do it. :lol:

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Can't get much simpler than a parabola.

 

parabola-soccer.gif

 

 

 

Look, even a soccer ball can do it. :lol:

 

it get's less simple when i have to mod/program my light to dim.

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jedimasterben

Pretty much all controllers have that capability built-in. You just tell it to do it and connect the wires. :)

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TheKleinReef

Pretty much all controllers have that capability built-in. You just tell it to do it and connect the wires. :)

 

meh. maybe one day. haha

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TheKleinReef

2 mp10wes fr $310. I think that's a pretty good deal :)

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Alrighty i'm starting to move coral over from the frag tank, but i'm not so sure how high i should keep the ATI... right now it's at 12" which i'm thinking is a little too high to start out. thoughts anyone?

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jedimasterben

It's far better to start with less light than too much light.

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It's far better to start with less light than too much light.

 

well i had my radion at 9" at 90% and the halides on the frag tank are at 20" so i'm assuming this ATI is way less than that.

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I would play it safe, but that's just me.

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TheKleinReef

I would play it safe, but that's just me.

 

mk. i'll leave it at 12" and see how it goes. the 29G just looked brighter that's why i thought i'd ask

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jedimasterben

Looking brighter and being brighter are very different things. Do you have access to a PAR meter? Then you could be more sure about it.

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Looking brighter and being brighter are very different things. Do you have access to a PAR meter? Then you could be more sure about it.

 

nope. :| i'll leave the fixture at 12" for a while if coral start to lighten up, i'll move it up, if they go brown i'll move it down.

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My fuge light kicks a$$

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