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Old 08-20-2010, 09:19 AM   #51
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Hows that Favia doing after the acan attack?
It's actually recovering pretty well. It looked really bad for a couple days but has started to regrow the lost tissue. I think because it never actually got to the head, it was able to survive.

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How'd I miss this thread? Great job on the LED's. Wish I knew what was being said about them...
Love your clam, how big is it? Why are they hard to move?
Thanks! He is around 1.5-2in, just a little guy. Crocea clams release an acid when they are sitting on the rock which dissolves it and allows them to "burrow" into the rock. Once they are comfy they extend their foot and latch on, and its really hard to get them to unlatch.

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looks good, can you post links to where you got things?

would this provide enough lighting for a deeper tank? im looking to upgrade the lighting on my 55 hex
I'll PM you in a minute.
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Just a tease because I'm really too lazy to upload and crop the rest up.

Enjoy. More to come...
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It's been 2 days, where are the pics?!? Lol
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ok a few questions TC about the LED setup
1) are the wires facing toward the water or did you configure a face plate over the led wiring?
2) how good are LEDs power wise? im assuming really good because its enough to power a clam? are these the future of lighting
+1 for the hands on guide to an awesome job well done
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I think you are talking to Jimbo7?
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Old 08-22-2010, 06:33 PM   #57
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It's been 2 days, where are the pics?!? Lol
Haha, my brother was in town, I'll get to them later tonight.

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ok a few questions TC about the LED setup
1) are the wires facing toward the water or did you configure a face plate over the led wiring?
2) how good are LEDs power wise? im assuming really good because its enough to power a clam? are these the future of lighting
+1 for the hands on guide to an awesome job well done
1.) Yea the wires are facing down towards the water. I used the stock splashguard that came on the 12DX to protect everything.
2.) At full power I would estimate these are around a 150w MH using only 36w of power. For nano tanks, I honestly don't think they can be beaten as far as a lighting option. For right now though, they are hard to use to light deeper tanks and really expensive.
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Nothing spectacular. still can't get settings that I like. Messed with the white balance in these, on one end the greens look really good, and the other the blues look good, It's hard to get them both looking how I want.




Damaged favia making a nice recovery.


Please ignore the algae, working on it.
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I like the clown in the background of the first pic haha. Nice pics, hope you can beat that algae.
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It's making a good recovery. Algae forgiven, having the same problem. What steps are you taking?
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