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  1. I'm 90% sure I'm just missing something goofy here... but I just received my inTank fuge basket for my JBJ rimless 45 and it doesn't seem to fit the chamber. if I put it in one way, it's really tight and doesn't seem to want to go in. If I put it the other way, water just goes around my filter pad. What am I missing? Brandon
  2. OH, ok. That makes more sense now. That'll still work great. I actually already ordered the floss holder on Amazon today. 🙂 Thanks for the reply. Brandon
  3. Well crap... I thought it would still hold filter floss on top. Maybe I need to order one of the $20 filterfloss holders then. 😕 Brandon
  4. If you change your mind, let me know. 🙂 Brandon
  5. Hi everyone, I am looking for a Tunze 9004 skimmer. AC or DC doesn't matter much to me. Let me know if you have one you'd like to sell. Thanks, Brandon
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    WTB: Tunze 9004 Skimmer

    Found one. Thanks! Brandon
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    How much room around JBJ 45g?

    That makes sense. I was thinking about the same as that. Thanks, HP. Brandon
  8. Hi everyone, Getting back into the hobby after a few years hiatus. I'm getting a JBJ 45g rimless AIO. I'm trying to figure out where I'm going to put it in my home office and I was wondering how much room you guys generally have behind your AIOs? I'm thinking being able to fit behind it will be beneficial, but I have limited room and I'm not a small person, so that could require a fair amount of space. 😂 I'm thinking if I put it closer to the wall, I may have to use a step ladder to reach things in the bottom of the back chambers or something similar, but this should be a challenge more than a full on issue. What are your thoughts? Brandon
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    8g Biocube conversion

    Hi all, I am probably going to purchase an 8g Biocube from a local guy. I tried to get out of this hobby for a while, and did for about 6 months or so and now I need a tank. My wife and I are planning on buying a house in the next year or two at the most and at that point I will be building doing a large tank. Until then, I'm going to put together an 8g nano. I actually have some supplies from my last tank that I was going to convert. I have 12 LEDs, but I only know that I have one red one and 3 regular blue ones. All of the other ones I need to test, but I can't seem to find two AA batteries right now. Anyway, how many LEDs and which mix would you guys recommend? I'm thinking something along the lines of maybe 3 or 4 XP-G Neutral Whites with 6 XT-E Royal Blues, 1 regular blue, and maybe 2 true violets at 700mAh, no optics (although I have about forty 60 degree optics if need be ). Would that be too much for an 8g? I get this feeling it might be... lol... but I'd really like to get the regular blue in there and it will need to be balanced with the others. I'm thinking about getting a heatsink from Nanocustoms since they seem to have a direct drop-in for the hood. They're fairly expensive, but would make the conversion process really easy and simple as opposed to going a slightly cheaper route that involves a lot more research and work. What do you guys think? Any input is greatly appreciated. Thanks, Brandon
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    8g Biocube conversion

    Thanks for the reply! How do you like the color with the one blue? Have you tried it without the blue? That sounds like exactly what I'm wanting to do. Brandon
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    8g Biocube conversion

    DOH! Many thanks. I've had a 24g JBJ in the past. Old habits die hard. Brandon
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    Sold

    Sold. No more PMs, please.
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    DIY LEDs for a 24x72 tank

    Hi all, I'm helping an LFS with lighting their 180g mixed reef tank. I think its actually a 240, but I'm going to have to double check. As-is, I'm planning on doing 18 XP-G cool whites and 30 XP-G neutral whites run at 1000mAh with 2 TRC-075S105DT's and 10 XP-E blues and around 80 XP-E royal blues, divided into 2 different 2x3 fixtures, all with 60 degree optics. These will be about 8 inches above the water. I'm also going to add some true violets into the mix. I'm going for a 14k look, and I believe this will get us there. Do you guys think this will be enough to keep SPS? Probably not on the sand I don't believe, but for the most of the depth of the tank. Do you guys have any thoughts? Is that enough LEDs? Brandon
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    DIY LEDs for a 24x72 tank

    Just about to execute this. Anyone else have any thoughts? Thanks, Brandon
  15. Yep. The regular blue LEDs have a lot more green in them than the RBs. And, FWIW, people are referring to them as "cool blues". Brandon
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    Dustin11's 60gal Cube

    What size sump are you using? Pics of the LEDs are required, too. Brandon
  17. Why not add a few regular blues? That is generally recommended for more green. In fact, its a big part of this thread. How is your PAR with the 38 LEDs over your 60g cube? I'm about to purchase a 60g cube as well. Brandon
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    gla 30c sexiness

    With that tiny amount of water, you don't have to worry about the tank being perfectly level. You'd have to stand on your tank to break those seals. It definitely doesn't hurt, though! Brandon
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    gla 30c sexiness

    Ummm... Mr. Microscope... did you know you forgot the "r" in your signature? Brandon
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    gla 30c sexiness

    Nice work! I hadn't seen those little filters before. Those are neat. Brandon
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    Sold

    Sold. Sorry. Brandon
  22. It is true that the ideal level is when you run everything at 100% and it looks right. However, it is MUCH easier to tweak a pot than add/delete LEDs. And you're going to have outstanding PAR either way. And you can definitely add/delete LEDs all you want. The problem is that you come up with a pattern that you use on your entire build to get good spread of light without spotlighting. Once you decide that this is too blue or not blue enough, you need to redo the entire thing to balance your new LEDs into the equation. Its incredibly labor intensive. My plan is to run my blues full-bore and adjust the whites, which will be running higher, to get my color. I'm planning on a 2-1 blue to white ratio. I will be running my XP-Gs at 1000mAh and my blues at 700mAh. I would have built my fixture this weekend, but I'm soon going to be upgrading to a larger tank, so I'm holding off. Brandon
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    Sold

    I will lower the price. I found a 9005 I want. $100 shipped plus PayPal fees (or you can send it as a gift for no fees, either way). Brandon
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