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  1. Corals for sale, Cheap!

    Pm sent on open brain
  2. Spring Cleaning PART 2 BIG LIST!

    Ill take the Maxi-Jet 900 & the Koralia nano 240
  3. Please tweak my supply list before I buy :)

    Awesome idea
  4. Please tweak my supply list before I buy :)

    Thanks for the input, I like my tank a little more on the blue side and keep reading that CW blends better lol, there is so much info out there. It is some what of a budget build but $15.00 more and I could have a controller sounds pretty good. Why would having a controller cost me more in the long run? Chris
  5. Cheap Biocube LED kit

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  6. OK after a lot of reading and research it's time to go LED. I will be retro fitting a BC 8 & have a few questions & would really appreciate it if ya'll would look over my parts list and help me make a decision. The only thing that I cannot decide on are the drivers/power supply combination and would like to list the options and price and need some help to decide. For the LED's I will be running: CREE XT-E Royal Blue 3W LED (from Rapid LED) $4.00 each X 6 =$24.00 CREE XP-G R5 Cool White 3W LED (from Rapid LED) $4.50 each X 6 = $27.00 Total for LED's $51.00 8.460" X 4" Heatsink from heatsinkusa $10.00 Is 12 LED's to much for a BC8? I want to have separate control of the brightness of the blues & the whites to be able to dial in a desired color/temperature that I choose. From my research this can be done several ways depending on the power supply & Drivers that I choose. If I choose to run the Mean Well ELN-60-48P dimmable driver, I will need two of them, one to control the blue's & one for the whites @ $34.00 each X 2 = $64.00. However I will also need two 10K Ohm Linear Potentiometers ($3.50 each x 2 = $7.00 to control the brightness of the LED,s & a 10V AC ($10.00) Adapter to operate the dimable drivers. Option 1 recap 12 LEDS 6 RB 6CW = $51.00 ELN-60-48P x 2 = $64.00 Potentiometer x 2 = $7.00 10v AC power supply =$10.00 Heatsink = $10.00 Total =$142.00 Option 2 12 LEDS 6 RB 6CW = $51.00 3023-D-E-1000P Wired BuckPuck, 1000mA Output, DC Powered w/ Potentiometer @ $15.65 x 2 = $31.30 24VDC 6.5AMP Switching AC to DC Power Supply = $29.99 Heatsink = $10.00 Total $122.29 Option 3 12 LEDS 6 RB 6CW = $51.00 DIM4 - 4 Port LED Sunrise/Sunset Controller V1.0 = $84.49 12V 5A Power supply w/4PIN molex connector (to power DIM4) =$19.99 Total $154.99 I feel like I am missing something in option 3 because I do not need drivers. Ok sorry for the long post but need some help deciding. Also I could save some $ if fewer LEDS are needed for the BC 8. Thanks so much for any feedback
  7. The FTS Thread!

  8. 1/2 Gallon Mangrove tank

    Here are a few shots of my new custom mangrove reef tank that I built over the weekend. I modified a Beta 1/2 gallon tank & a whisper 3 Gallon / 3GPH in tank filter to work in the small tank. It works pretty dang well and turns the water pretty fast. Here are a couple of pics hope you enjoy. Nickle of top of the filter for size comparison.
  9. Too much flow?

    Is there a certain direction the flow should be?