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  1. Bluefish has been seriously acting up lately and a week ago wasn't showing me graphs. Now I can't even log into the app. I get an "I/O failure" a few seconds after trying. I reinstalled the app, cleared app data, and rebooted all affected devices. Has anyone else experienced this?
  2. Hey guys, Please follow the below to update your driver board for all new models of NanoBox units. This is what you will need. Mini USB cord FTDI programmer - If you do not have one you can buy from eBay for $5 shipped. This will allow you to update your driver board ( http://www.ebay.com/itm/361071401255?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT ) NanoBox Driver upgrade file - Download - https://www.dropbox.com/home/NanoBox%20Driver%20Software Arduino Program - Download Step 1 : Go to the Arduino website. https://www.arduino.cc/ Fan Update 1 by David Fason, on Flickr Step 2 : Click download and download the Arduino 1.6.7 for Mac or Windows Fan Update 2 by David Fason, on Flickr Step 3 : Open Arduino Fan Update 3 by David Fason, on Flickr Step 4 : Your screen should look like this. Fan Update 4 by David Fason, on Flickr Step 5 : Open NanoBox downloaded software Fan Update 5 by David Fason, on Flickr Step 6 : Make sure the following file is in the folder. Timer One Fan Update 6 by David Fason, on Flickr Step 7 : Click Sketch , Include Library, Add .Zip Library Fan Update 7 by David Fason, on Flickr Step 8 : Go to NanoBox software folder and include the " Timer One " folder Fan Update 8 by David Fason, on Flickr Step 9 : Click Open and select the NanoBox program " Perfected_Fan_Speed_Control.ino Fan Update 9 by David Fason, on Flickr Fan Update 10 by David Fason, on Flickr Step 10 : Your screen should look like this. Fan Update 11 by David Fason, on Flickr Step 11 : Click Tools, then Board and make sure " Arduino/ Genuino Uno " is chosen. Fan Update 15 by David Fason, on Flickr Step 12 : Click Verify - This is the small check mark high lighted in photo. Fan Update 12 by David Fason, on Flickr Step 13 :Unscrew the four screws that holds your lid on driver housing. Plug your USB cord into computer, attach FTDI connector to driver board. Attach here : Untitled by David Fason, on Flickr Connect : Apply some pressure to make sure all pins are connected : As you can see a small red LED light will light when attached. Untitled by David Fason, on Flickr Step 14 : Click upload, this is the arrow that is highlighted in the picture. Also next to verify. Fan Update 13 by David Fason, on Flickr Step 15 : Let it upload and you are set. The upload will take ~10 seconds and will say upload complete. If you have any errors trying to connect close the Arduino program, restart the program and load the software and try again. Sometimes it takes closing the program and reloading. Software updates : Mini Tide/Flare is 50% more efficient. 0% will turn the fan OFF 100% is the full 12v More adjustment and smoother ramping of fan If you have any issues please contact me on email! david@nanoboxreef.com If you are not ok with doing this you can send your NanoBox in and I will update for free and mail back. -Dave
  3. Angry-Monkey

    Fan speeding up/slowing down

    Hi, I purchased a nanobox tide second hand about 9 months ago from a forum member. The fan has recently started making a lot of noise. It seems to be speeding up and then slowing down constantly and the sound is getting a little annoying. Would the solution be as easy as just swapping out the fan for a new one? Or do you think there may be another issue? I tried to clean the unit a couple nights ago and it didn't really help. Thanks!
  4. Hi I just recieved my duo plus M today, I followed the set up video, but am stuck on the blink up part. I tried with samsung s5 phone with full brightness. tried with iphone 6 tried to connect it to 5g connection and 2.4g connection nothing seems to work, half of the time nothing happens, (no light on the card) and half of the time it keep on Searching for WiFi network’ (long red flash followed by two short red flashes) on the ipone the app will tell me blink faild and return me to the login screen on the samsung it will just be stuck on configuring and nothing happens. I'v also tried selecting the legacy blinkup mode (on the samsung phone) please halp
  5. I'm attempting to use this 2014 nano box light but I have misplaced a couple parts. Does anyone know what power supply is meant to be plugged into this empty slot? Using a coralux storm controller on this light.
  6. Hi. I have an issue with my old Nanobox Duo. Today, the white LEDs are staying on, even at 0%. They dim, but do not completely turn off. This happens only on the left puck. Can you help me troubleshoot the problem? Perhaps there is a short circuit somewhere in the left puck (solder points)? My guess is that the issue is at the puck or lamp (and not the driver/controller box) since it is happening just to a single puck. Your help is appreciated.
  7. DaveFason

    NanoBox Lighting Guide

    We have been working on a lighting guide for months and now feel confident to share. The NanoBox Lighting Guide features four new presets that work extremely well for reef tanks. We hope the guide helps new to experienced reef keepers have successful aquariums using NanoBox lighting. The guide goes over... Overview Lighting Placement NEW NanoBox Presets Coral Care - Common NanoBox practices to reef keeping The presets work for all units ranging from the Tide to Hybrids. We want to thank @ninjamyst, @Justind823 @markalot for the incredible photos! Enjoy! -Dave
  8. DaveFason

    Nano Box Owners Thread

    Hey guys! If you are running a Nano Box unit please post it on this thread. Post a couple pictures to show off your set up! Thanks! -Dave
  9. Hey, Hopefully someone can help me get my lights working again. We had a power surge today and now my nanobox quad wide isn't turning on. When I reset the power, the bluefish has a blinking blue LED and no LED response from the blinkup card. The app let's me log in, but it can't seem to connect to the unit. Anyone run into this before? @DaveFason any ideas?
  10. Just installed it on my tank after adjusting goose neck attachment. Took out the 4 screws and took out the sides and used Dust Off to get rid of any dust and such that may have went inside. It just seems unusually loud. Granted there's no water / pumps / etc going on yet so nothing masks the sound. Clean the fan instructions from here: http://www.nano-reef.com/topic/345789-anyone-tried-to-clean-the-fan-on-their-mini-tide/ Attached the light (second set of pins) to the bluefish controller this way: http://www.nano-reef.com/topic/360002-bluefish-mini-hook-up/
  11. Griever

    Nanobox Quad CAD File?

    Hey @DaveFason I'm designing a 3D printed bracket to connect my Nanobox Quad Wide to my 8020.net hardware. Any way you could send me the CAD/STL for the outer casing so I can ensure a perfect fit? More than happy to share the bracket back for anyone else who might be interested in that sort of mounting solution. 😁
  12. Reefkid88

    Where's Dave ?

    Has anyone heard from Dave ?
  13. Hypsophrys

    Nanobox responsiveness

    Hi all, Rejoining the hobby after about 5 years off.. I was thinking about getting a duo or a sunpower hybrid, but I know sometimes Dave is busy or unavailable. So, what's the turnaround on getting lights these days? Thanks!
  14. jcreefer

    BlinkUp Issues -SOLVED

    Hi fellow NanoBox owners, I’ve sent the following to Dave as well, but I’m hoping someone else can help me while I wait for Dave’s reply. I am currently having issues with the Bluefish not connecting to the wifi network. I recently upgraded our router and ever since then, the Bluefish has not connected to the WiFi network. Namely, the location is not updated. Everything else works after the router upgrade and my Apex is online, so I know the WiFi connects to other devices properly. I opened up the controller box and found the imp card flashing red, 1 short followed by 2 quick flashes. I tried to reconnect via BlinkUp, but no matter what I try, the led would flash green (during blinkup) and then revert back to the same red LED flashing sequence. Things I have tried: 1) disconnected power for 20 secs, reconnected 2)take out the imp card and then reinserted, making sure it’s locked in place 3)covered as much of the card during blinkup to cover from ambient light 4)orient my phone horizontally, vertically to the imp card. Thanks -Jeff EDIT: SOLVED, I ended up having to delete and reinstall the Bluefish app. For those that have issues with the controller not connecting, try this as well.
  15. JCase

    WiFi IP address?

    I changed the router in my house and now have a different ip address in the house. It was 192.168.1.xxx now its 10.0.0.xxx How do I get the BlueFish controller to talk to me? lol Thanks, JCase
  16. second_decimal

    Mini Tide mounting options

    Hi.. Are there some options for mounting my Nanobox Mini Tide? I have the arm but the mounting arm clamp takes up precious real estate in the AIO area where my skimmer would go. I am hoping for some thin arms that attach to the right and left back of the tank and allow for hanging the fixture? Any guidance would be appreciated. I shouldn’t have to choose between my skimmer and my light haha. Thanks
  17. A sign of a great business is when you find a seemingly endless amount of unsolicited positive customer reviews and stories of service exceeding expectation. In Nanobox's case - it is a testament to Dave's dedication to deliver both a great product and a great end to end customer experience. I wanted to share a bit about my own recent upgrade project, the results and the great product/experience provided. In late 2016 I was looking to upgrade the original light I bought for my very first reef tank - a cheapo black box chinese LED fixture I managed to buy direct from a manufacturer before they moved to a bulk/channel sales only model. After a bunch of research I ended up getting a good deal on a used Nanobox Duo - the model that used the older v2 arrays. It came in the mail and upon trying to put it on my tank I ran into issues - the gooseneck on it was too short to fit over my tank properly. I'm also fairly certain I plugged the light power into the fan input and the fan power into the light input and instantly fried the fan - if I remember correctly. Either way, when I contacted the seller since the gooseneck was a non-standard size and they neglected to mention that, they told me to talk to Dave because he would help. And help he did - he had me send the entire thing back to him, he took it apart, cleaned everything, upgraded to a newer setup that ran the fan power off the main driver board, and added a new (longer) gooseneck all for more or less the cost of the parts. I'm sure he was busy so I really appreciated that he took the time to help with all of this while a normal company would tell you just to buy the newer model. Then I bought a house and subsequently did what everyone does when they go from an apartment to a house -- I got a bigger tank. I bought a used RSM 250 and ended up shelving the nanobox unit with the intent to eventually retrofit the stock 6x39w t5 fixture with LEDs. Fast forward a bit - after the house came the baby, and I was too busy to get around to actually taking the project on so the nanobox sat collecting dust until a few weeks ago. I decided it was time to take the project on, I went to the nanobox website to see what was going on and saw that Dave had commercialized the retrofit kits. There was an "off the shelf" kit for $550 designed for the RSM 250 tank. The thing is, I already had a nanobox duo.. I also had 3 v2 arrays (I bought a used one at some point in time) and really wanted to do the upgrade with 4 v2 arrays instead of a one off v3 that I'd have to figure out how to wire correctly. I didn't need the full kit, just parts of it. So I messaged Dave - let him know what I wanted to do and what I needed. He responded quickly, priced out exactly what I needed and by the next weekend I had the parts, including another v2 array he still had. I wired it all up, and of course, like any novice doing any electrical project, it didn't all turn on. I managed to diagnose that the 3rd array I bought used was the culprit - I'm not an expert but I used my voltmeter and it wouldn't pass a current so I figured it was dead. I sent Dave a message and asked if I could buy another v2 array. Of course, he went above just selling me the array. He asked for a picture of the dead one and through my cell phone shot was able to circle/highlight the problem - the white LEDs on the array were all visible toasted. A week later, the new array was here and wired up. And it turned on! Retrofit the original hood And put it all back together Was a really fun project. I hadn't used my soldering iron in years so I had to relearn how to use it while soldering a bunch of tiny wires and through hole connectors on the driver board. I also blew the breaker in my house twice because I had the relay switch for the remaining t5 bulb driver wired wrong. 😅 But in the end it is awesome and what I have wanted for a long time. 4 Nanobox v2 Arrays running on 4 channels: Center blues Center whites Outside blues Outside whites All hooked up to the bluefish mini providing a nice sunrise starting at 9am and a sunset ending at 9pm. 2x39w t5s providing supplemental lighting and hopefully helping reduce any potential shadowing issues from the LEDs -- using 2 ATI Blue+ bulbs right now but have a bunch of coral plus, purple plus, Actinic bulbs to play around with. The t5s turn on from 12:30-4:30pm to provide a few hours of "peak" light. Was definitely fun. I have a new appreciation for how much work goes into putting these together by hand! I'll say my electrical experience is novice at best - I'v installed some lights/light switches, but this was the most involved project I have under taken. I didn't electrocute myself, I didn't blow anything up, and in the end it all turned on (eventually) and works - so I am calling that a win :) Thanks a bunch!
  18. NanoTrav

    Using 2 Mini tides

    I currently have 1 mini tide plus M from about 1.5 years ago. I'm thinking about getting a second one for my fusion 20 and then eventually moving to a 30L maybe... Question is can they be synced so they are controlled at once. Is there a guide somewhere? And have there been any major changes to where the new one wouldn't be compatible?
  19. HiImSean

    Bluefish not ramping properly

    Multiple times I’ve came in and found my tank looking dim. I looked at the settings and it’s showing they’re only at about 50% ramp halfway through the entire midday cycle. I hit the preview button and it goes up. When I go back to the level screen and hit reset to normal it stays at the correct setting. Even the chart shows it should be at a higher percent. any recommendation?
  20. I'm just wondering if anyone else had the issue of their nanobox lights not turning on today? I run two of them in two separate locations and neither one is one. I've tried adjusting settings, sending new blink ups to the BlueFish controller and nothing.... I am kind of wondering if it is more of a controller issue or an update with the BlueFish app, but when I go to the app store, it says there are no updates available. Any help would be greatly appreciated, thank you!!
  21. There are plenty of nanobox users here. For beginners or new users, there are preset that @DaveFason had included within the bluefish app. But what about when you want to be a bit more creative with your personalization? Let's share any custom settings here for others to compare. I'll start, let's try to keep it in the basic format below. Discussions/questions/comments are welcome from all. Nanobox model: custom nanobox quad - traditional quad + 4 additional nanobox blue beam strips that are controlled under blue channel. Tank: Innovative Marine 30 L Reef type: Acro-dominated tank FTS: Settings screen: My nanobox custom settings as of today - I have a plan to ramp up 5% every week or two until it hits 85-90% peak blue (probably by year end)
  22. Hi Dave, I have a Nanobox Hybrid and the splash shield has some yellowing from the four arrays. I was wondering if you have a trick to help fix it.
  23. Hey guys, After looking at these six Minis for to long I need to sell/build. I will anodize black or clear ( grey ). I will clean these up to make them look as good as possible. Please contact me on here or email. david@nanoboxreef.com A - $265 B - $250 C - $210 - You get a square look 😛 D - $265 E - $240 F - $225 A : B : C : D : E : F :
  24. So I just got a bunch of led stuff: NBR v3.1 array Mini Tide PSU 3up board w/ drivers BF Mini.. I was under the impression everything was good from the seller,but apparently not. So I am trying to figure this out (sorry I'm little rusty) lol. With the BF @DaveFason the wires coming out of the BF that connects to the driver board,there is 4 wires. Idk how universal you are with the wire color but there is greenish,red,white,black. Am I safe to say only the black connects to the ground on the 3up board and the other 3 go to the pwm spots ? Or does the red tie into the the positive and I only have a 2 channel set up ?
  25. Nano Nano Boo Boo

    Restarting Blue Fish Controller

    What’s the process for this?
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