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Old 11-02-2013, 06:07 AM   #111
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Jabeo wp40 as well here. I have the 2nd gen controller on it and haven't had a single issue yet. way I look at it is this, price of a vortech mp40- roughly $450, price of a Jabeo wp40- roughly $85 (fish-street). I can literally buy 5 Jabeo units for the same price as a single VOrtech, so even if I don't get several years out of it, they are relatively dirt cheap. (not to mention they don't have expensive bearings to replace like the vortech.)
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Old 11-02-2013, 10:48 AM   #112
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I have a wp40 with the second generation controller as well. I built a wave box for mine and I haven't had any problems out of it. One of the best purchases I have made in this hobby.
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Old 11-05-2013, 01:43 PM   #113
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So excited!!! Ordering my lights Friday! I ended up talking to a seller in eBay (the first listing I posted) and instead of waiting for an auction battle he offered me a deal of $420 for 3 full spectrum. Shipping & insurance included! So that's the route I'm going.
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Old 11-05-2013, 03:40 PM   #114
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So excited!!! Ordering my lights Friday! I ended up talking to a seller in eBay (the first listing I posted) and instead of waiting for an auction battle he offered me a deal of $420 for 3 full spectrum. Shipping & insurance included! So that's the route I'm going.
Be careful buying on EBAY make sure that they will honor any warranties and such. I have been many people having issues with the EBay Sellers not standing behind the product they are selling. GET IT IN WRITTING
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Old 11-05-2013, 08:40 PM   #115
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Be careful buying on EBAY make sure that they will honor any warranties and such. I have been many people having issues with the EBay Sellers not standing behind the product they are selling. GET IT IN WRITTING
Thank you! I will request a copy of the terms for the insurance
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Old 11-09-2013, 07:31 PM   #116
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Made a good chunk of progress today...

Ordered my lights yesterday. Put what I'm hoping to be the finial coat of varnish on the stand, and tackled some more of the canopy (yes my mom actually let me touch it lol) we also got the acrylic tray for the bottom of the stand. The picture below is just testing the size (plastic still attached). The cutter they use at lowes wouldn't allow us to make 1 big piece so we'll have to patch it together, no biggie I guess.

Hoping to order my return pump next week! And if money allows two boxes of rocks, each from a different place so I can decide which one I like more. I was going to have them handmade but the guy backed out when I asked how they were coming along a few weeks ago! So bit by bit it's coming together!
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Old 11-10-2013, 03:54 AM   #117
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do yourself a favor and go to your local hardware store and pickup a piece of foam insulation (or atleast syrofoam) and put it down under your sump/refugium. it will completely eliminate all motor sounds. (really kicking myself for not doing this on my setup)
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Old 11-10-2013, 06:55 AM   #118
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do yourself a favor and go to your local hardware store and pickup a piece of foam insulation (or atleast syrofoam) and put it down under your sump/refugium. it will completely eliminate all motor sounds. (really kicking myself for not doing this on my setup)
If my return is external will I be good just to use a piece under my pump? Only thing else I'll be using that could cause noise is a mag18 for my skimmer, however this will be upgraded over time.
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just slip a mouspad under the external return pump, and get a thin piece of Styrofoam and put it under that mag 18. I can speak from experience when I say those mag 18's make a noticeable humming feedback sound through the stand
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just slip a mouspad under the external return pump, and get a thin piece of Styrofoam and put it under that mag 18. I can speak from experience when I say those mag 18's make a noticeable humming feedback sound through the stand
Thanks for the tips!!
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