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Old 11-04-2011, 09:14 PM   #21
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Old 11-04-2011, 09:55 PM   #22
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Old 11-05-2011, 02:10 AM   #23
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Well its up and running, just waiting on the dust storm to settle. The only problem I am foreseeing and the wife as already pointed it out to me, so I know it will be a problem! Is the light fixture (metal halogen), is very very very bright and the fan is very loud. Does anyone have any suggestions to help me out with this, not so much the brightness issue, but more the loud fan. Can I replace this or am I just going to have to suck it up?

Side note..I am researching LED’s and I enjoy the DIY thing so I will probably be making one myself. How do I judge how many LED’s to get and will the LED’s provide sufficient light for and coral? I remember a thread with Carey doing DIY LED's system...cant find it though.
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Old 11-05-2011, 07:53 AM   #24
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Ahh I only inquired about the DIY led's. It's far too much for my meager mind to get a handle on. LOL You need Mr x for that question I think, he's the lighting guru.
As far as the halides noise and fans, well you just have to get used to it I guess. You need all the fans for cooling so theres no way around it. I have gotten used to my fans on my T5 setup, it sounds like a jet engine, especially when it first fires up. You got the unit new correct? If so I don't think changing out the fans will help.
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I tried to replace the fan...plugged it it in and sparks!! It was pretty **** exciting in my house for a few seconds! Now both fans are broke...buy on the bright side...there is no noise!
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Your setup looks awesome! Can you explain your sump system setup? What skimmer you are using? Did you buy the sump or make it? I am still in the planning stages...
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Old 11-06-2011, 06:57 PM   #27
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Thanks SEA!

The sump came with the package I bought. It is a prefabricated sump, that has a Octopus skinnier crammed in it...with a ref in the middle...working well so far.
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Old 11-07-2011, 08:34 AM   #28
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Here is the latest...just letting it cycle. What do y'all (I am from Texas an y'all is a word) thing of it?

It is so blue cause I just turned in the light.
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Nice. I really like the rock cave. This is a thought there is a window next to the tank, you might get an algae problem.
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Yeah I was worried about that too...but it's the only place the aquarium "fit" in the house. We don't get to much sunlight through there. Thanks for the heads up.
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