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Old 02-17-2012, 04:27 PM   #701
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Don't get the wrong idea here... I love DIY projects and I do many of them., the only point that I was trying to make here is that electrical and lighting ARE NOT my cup of tea ., i know nothing about them so instead of my usual DIY project , in THIS CASE I'm forced to go to the store and get the best unit that I can even though it may cost me lots more $$$
Once I start messing with electricity I can do a lot of serious damage ... Got to know when to hold'em and when to fold'em ... In this case a typical DIY Dary project is out of the question:-(..... I'd probably end up shorting out San Diego for a week! ....,more power to you guys that can do the DIY fixtures., I just don't have the knowledge to do it.
I agree I have a strict no electricity policy if I look at an outlet too long I get electrocuted lol
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Old 02-17-2012, 04:29 PM   #702
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Like 2 months ago I had a broken heater. Must of zapped myself 10 times before I figured out what was broken
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Old 02-17-2012, 04:48 PM   #703
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How were the fish lol? They must of been psychotic haha.
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Old 02-17-2012, 10:21 PM   #704
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It doesn't effect the fish. I'm not sure why, but they aren't bothered by it.
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Old 02-17-2012, 11:01 PM   #705
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Oh, that's interesting.
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Old 02-18-2012, 02:33 AM   #706
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Wouldn't affect you either, until you reached out of the tank and grabbed the nearest water pipe...then it would be a real fish fry.
Just got in my first 100 watt 10K white multisegment LED, the royal blue ones are still on the way. The part is the size of a microprocessor and can be mounted like one. Will take pictures as I DIY a fixture with this tiny part and start a thread this weekend on the hardware forum.

I turned just the white chip on and it looked like a plasma torch. There are youtube videos of people testing this part and it is where I figured I had to try this out myself. Will have a user focus lens so you can control coverage on mine. Will come in at 300 watts (3 chips total, 100 watts cool white, 200 watts 550-560nm royal blue) as I have a 36" deep tank and want to see how it works in comparison to a panel made up of hundreds of 2 or 3 watt LEDs. The shimmer effect should be out of this world.
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Old 02-18-2012, 03:18 AM   #707
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Doug., I bought (3) stark 60 w Cree fixtures ( 3 wt bulbs and dimmable)) for my tank... They seem to be doing a beautiful job of keeping everything up and running .. If memory serves me they were about $400 a unit
Jeez, I've spent more than that and I still don't have it right LOL. Thanks for sharing again. .....psst glad you have a memory still.

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Couldn't agree more. While it would be very nice to walk in and lay down some serious cash for something I want, I find that building it myself gives me something to stay busy with. On top of that, when it is done, I get to admire it. 90% of my tank and associate equipment is DIY. What isn't DIY I got in payment for doing electrical work for other reefers. LOL
I agree with the satisfaction it brings, I just unfortunately take forever to get one project done and there's like thousands of projects slapping me in the face everyday LOL.

Sometimes I wish I was more of a "handy woman" LOL, I'd love to be able to accomplish this kind of stuff AND put a few people in their places at the same time, sorry I must've got a mean streak in me for a oh lifetime hehehe
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Originally Posted by Dary421;1804140......electrical and lighting ARE NOT my cup of tea .,..... [COLOR=Blue
want to go to work for me and do my job so I can stay home? Pretty please with sugar on top? I deal with it every day I go into work, I'm beginning to think I made a serious mistake too.[/COLOR]

Once I start messing with electricity I can do a lot of serious damage ...haven't done that yet, gotten close, but with the pressures swirling around me daily, I'm too chicken to even make a decision now. Got to know when to hold'em and when to fold'em ... In this case a typical DIY Dary project is out of the question:-(..... I'd probably end up shorting out San Diego for a week! ....,more power to you guys that can do the DIY fixtures., I just don't have the knowledge to do it.
LOL when the rolling brown/black out hit North East Coast, my brother called me from NY that night it started & told me it was MY fault he had no electricty, lol, however I won that one cause I could prove I was off that day hehehehehe

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I agree I have a strict no electricity policy if I look at an outlet too long I get electrocuted lol
Now that's funny poopy (being nice for a change), I don't care where you're from.

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Like 2 months ago I had a broken heater. Must of zapped myself 10 times before I figured out what was broken
Mean side of me laughs, but nice side of me says....Glad you're okay
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It doesn't effect the fish. I'm not sure why, but they aren't bothered by it.
It affects fish the same if not more than us. But.....there is a differance. If the current does not flow through the body it will not damage you. Just like a bird sitting on a power line. If the power line has 28,800 volts running through it the bird is also at 28,800 but it is not passing through the bird because it is not touching anything else. In the case of fish, they are suspended in the water and at what ever voltage the may happen to be at. As long as they do not complete a circuit with something (allowing the current to flow through them) they are fine. When you get shocked, it is because you are completing a circuit by touching the water and touching metal thereby completing a circuit and allowing the current to flow through you. And that hurts!!!! LOL If you wonder if I know what I am talking about I will just say that I have been in the business since 1979. You can do the math.
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Cool tank, I also like the bubble coral.
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Hey, just wondering.. How would you frag a bubble coral? Passive fragging?
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