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Old 07-22-2010, 04:36 AM   #11
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So Jim what was the total cost of this unit?
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Old 07-22-2010, 06:39 AM   #12
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Don't ask him, his brain wil explode once he realises.
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Will that control all of it? I got a k2 with moon phase controller for 60 total. It works great.
Yea, people have been doing all sorts of sweet stuff with them. Depending on how much you put into them, they can control the lights, or be an entire reef controller for everything like a commercial one.
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So Jim what was the total cost of this unit?
Just in parts, around 150ish. Unfortunately the real cost was higher because no one website had everything I needed, so I ended up paying shipping from 4 different sites. I'm planning on using this tank for the rest of the time I'm in college, so on utilities and upkeep alone, I think it will pay for itself over the next couple years.

All said and done, about what it would cost to put a decent MH over it, without the heat, massive energy draw, and maintenance costs.
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Nice build thread...
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Thanks TC!
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Goodjob on the build. i just recently aswell just finished my 10gal led build. m looking for a controller so i can have the blue string come on an hour before the whites and go off an hour after. Anyone have a controller like this or would it just be easier to just build 2 LV timers
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Look into Arduino. Its what I'm going to use once I figure it all out and get a budget.
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Nice Jim. Considering the many advantages if it was around the MH price I'd say it was worth it!
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Switched all my LR in last night and did a test feeding this morning. Make sure that everything is still all good and I may start transferring my stuff tonight.
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