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Old 01-31-2012, 07:08 PM   #61
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Here are a few shots of the rock cooking in a bath of warm SW.



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Goodies are starting to come in. My Heat sink is due in tomorrow not today as I thought however I did get my bulkheads. More stuff on the way and I am going to order a skimmer tonight I think....
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Heat sink came in....drill guide came in...bulk heads came in....

this weekend the stand will be started and I will probably start the LEDs as well.

I need to make a decision on the skimmer. Next week I will order my RKE.
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Man, you're as indecisive as a teenage girl trying to decide if she should tell her mom she's pregnant.

Maybe that's why we get along so well.


Definitely looking forward to some pics of the build!
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Man, you're as indecisive as a teenage girl trying to decide if she should tell her mom she's pregnant.

Maybe that's why we get along so well.


Definitely looking forward to some pics of the build!
Wow....

Yeah I plan on getting some work done this weekend however I will probably not get started until tomorrow late in the day.

The lighting is no problem the stand is the issue. We have a small car and getting lumber home in it is a challenge.
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A few pics of things that came in during the week:





Time to start building the light and stand..
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where did you get all of your led supplies and components from? i keep seeing how leds are wonderful but even diy is still more expensive than buying a quality t5ho
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where did you get all of your led supplies and components from? i keep seeing how leds are wonderful but even diy is still more expensive than buying a quality t5ho
rapidled.com

I have used MH, PC, T5HO, VHO and LEDs they each have their place. I like the LEDs for the power consumption. They provide great output and use very little energy.
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sorry if i missed where you wrote it at, how many of each color led, what optics are you using, and how far away from the tank are you putting the light? what else am i missing? can you tell i know nothing of led lights?
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sorry if i missed where you wrote it at, how many of each color led, what optics are you using, and how far away from the tank are you putting the light? what else am i missing? can you tell i know nothing of led lights?
I am using 3w LEDs 14 XP-G White - and 14 XP-E 3W Blues. The white have 65 degree optics on them and the Blues have 80 degree optics.

I haven't decided how high off the tank they will be yet. This thread isn't very long so you can skim through and see pics of the LEDs and the optics.

When I start building the light I will be documenting with lots of pics and explanations.
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