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Long time lurker, first janky Pico Reef

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allesluge
3 hours ago, ChristopherDido said:

I know it's been said but I love that trim... Makes me want to paint mine, over never seen anything like that in my area. Good luck

Thanks, it is really not common that color trim. I think my cat also likes it. I will need a sturdy lidDB47F2B7-981B-446F-9AEF-339216C4F537.thumb.jpeg.edc29b53cc45ea862ba96dc5a56f13d7.jpeg

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seabass
9 hours ago, allesluge said:

I will need a sturdy lid

It's pretty easy to cut a piece of glass to fit.  If you are unsure, Lowes (or a local glass shop) can do it for you.

 

When I saw your tank, I was like, "Oh crap, now I have to paint my trim."  Actually I won't, but like everyone else, I think it's pretty neat.

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allesluge
1 hour ago, seabass said:

It's pretty easy to cut a piece of glass to fit.  If you are unsure, Lowes (or a local glass shop) can do it for you.

 

When I saw your tank, I was like, "Oh crap, now I have to paint my trim."  Actually I won't, but like everyone else, I think it's pretty neat.

Yes I just need some time off to work to keep my Pico going, I am getting behind.

 

instead of painting it, have you think of cover the trim with a floor marking pvc tape, your tank looks epic but a yellow trim would match your theme. 

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allesluge

Got some hardware for the Pico, heater, temperature controller, light and support for the light 

 

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allesluge

Installed the light support still need to hang the light

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Tigahboy

That stand is pretty sweet.  Looking forward to seeing this get wet.

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debbeach13

I also love the stand. That light support looks like it could hold a pretty heavy fixture!

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allesluge
1 hour ago, Tigahboy said:

That stand is pretty sweet.  Looking forward to seeing this get wet.

 

36 minutes ago, debbeach13 said:

I also love the stand. That light support looks like it could hold a pretty heavy fixture!

Thanks, it is industrial grade for electrical wiring. It is very sturdy, it is posible to bend and machining thread on the ends 

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Lingwendil

That's a beautifully janky build, I love it!

 

The electrical conduit is a handy trick for light, I'm doing that on my 40 :)

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allesluge
7 hours ago, Lingwendil said:

That's a beautifully janky build, I love it!

 

The electrical conduit is a handy trick for light, I'm doing that on my 40 🙂

Thanks it’s coming along nicely but to slow. Conduit is very sturdy, safe and very conformable, and I like the industrial look.

 

made a trial run for the jankylight please don’t pay attention to the level and the cord. 

 

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Lingwendil

Jankylife ftw

 

Here's how I did the lighting on my 20 long when I was running a pair of heatsinks as pendants, you can church up the jank a little if you get creative. These are a pair of Synjet heatsink/cooler combos. Some crimped wire hangers complete the setup nicely.IMG_20190219_204914.thumb.jpg.1a1be02e86d6a729a8aae04028fffc4a.jpg

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This guy is extra salty

Sweet setup no I’m not looking at your level or your electric cable 😂 

 

looks a lot better than my light bar I made for my 160g

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Lingwendil

That was an "in progress" experiment up there, while testing the lights. With the rapidLED enclosure it looks like this-

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Wonderboy

Nice progress! That light looks quite powerful :coolguy:

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allesluge
3 hours ago, Wonderboy said:

Nice progress! That light looks quite powerful :coolguy:

Thanks, it doesn’t seem too powerful; I look directly to the leds with naked eye 👁 and continue to see the lights during  a few minutes. noob mistake.

 

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allesluge
4 hours ago, This guy is extra salty said:

Sweet setup no I’m not looking at your level or your electric cable 😂 

 

looks a lot better than my light bar I made for my 160g

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Nice setup, are those cree lumia pucks? Are they good? That support is minimalist style 👍🏼Approved 

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allesluge
5 hours ago, Lingwendil said:

Jankylife ftw

 

Here's how I did the lighting on my 20 long when I was running a pair of heatsinks as pendants, you can church up the jank a little if you get creative. These are a pair of Synjet heatsink/cooler combos. Some crimped wire hangers complete the setup nicely.IMG_20190219_204914.thumb.jpg.1a1be02e86d6a729a8aae04028fffc4a.jpg

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4 hours ago, Lingwendil said:

That was an "in progress" experiment up there, while testing the lights. With the rapidLED enclosure it looks like this-

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Janky approved 👍🏼 those sink/cooler pendant style looks very nice. I am going to do something similar to your led driver box

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748S911
On 5/17/2019 at 11:32 AM, This guy is extra salty said:

Sweet setup no I’m not looking at your level or your electric cable 😂 

 

looks a lot better than my light bar I made for my 160g

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What kind of leds are those? controllable?

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I got them from rapidled when the made the saltwater aurora pucks (they don’t any more) they’re imitation Radions but work just the same. I use a stormX controller 

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748S911

Yup been there done that with rapidled... lol

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748S911

My rapidled experience on a 7 gallon 

 

boosted azoo led are with strip...lol

 

 

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748S911

And made a full fixture for it too- it was way before its time tho... when led was in its infancy lol..

 

 

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allesluge
9 hours ago, 748S911 said:

And made a full fixture for it too- it was way before its time tho... when led was in its infancy lol..

 

 

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Nice DIY

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allesluge
15 hours ago, 748S911 said:

What kind of leds are those? controllable?

It is supposed to be 15 leds of 3 watt

1 pink

1 green

5 royal blue

1 UV 395-400 nm 

1 violet 420-430 nm 

1 white 12,000 kelvin

2 white 20,000 kelvin

3 blue

 

it has two chanels all blues in one; the other leds in the other chanel, each chanel is dimmable in seven steps of intensity. 

I will see how it works 

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748S911

Nice 

Mines was like back in 2010, and ended up burning all my corals, and scraped everything including tank.  

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