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Old 03-06-2012, 02:54 PM   #91
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I am not sure what I am going to do for a photoperiod. The combinations and possibilities are almost endless with the controller. I am thinking there is no way I will ever need both units at 100%. But as far as how long to ramp up, what to peak at and for how long, and how long to ramp down (as well as the balance between white and blue), I need advice and need to do research.
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Old 03-06-2012, 03:06 PM   #92
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Honestly, the balance of white & blue is a personal preference. I keep my lighting at a 2 to 1 ratio of white to blue. depending on how high you need the intensity you can use that as a base. but I like a bluer tank in the 15K-20K range.
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Old 03-06-2012, 09:11 PM   #93
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10 gal ATO reservoir arrived today. It is just a poly water tank for an RV - $20 on eBay. I painted it black to match my speakers and aquarium stand. It should blend nicely and hardly be noticeable.

I am working on installing all the electrical now. This tank has a few more wires than my FW tank...
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Ok electrics all installed. ATO turned out nicely. Everything is snug but it fits in the stand.
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Old 03-06-2012, 11:50 PM   #95
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Looking good. So nice and neat still underneath. lol I love the labels too, I have a label maker just for my tanks.
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Ok, tested my ATO tank and aqua lifter. Working like a champ. It is a tease, even drippin in water with the aqua lifter .

Good news is my rock and sand shipped and it has an estimated delivery of Friday! Would be nice if I had it going into the weekend...
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It looks really good so far
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The system is looking great! I guess I need to get my behind in gear! I can't have you beating me in this race to reefdom!!!

LOL seriously though things are looking awesome!
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Thanks Allen and Ep. I am very pleased with the progress.
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That is a great idea for an ATO! How has the aqualifter been doing for it? Do you just have it set up to drip into a sump?
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