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Old 04-25-2011, 11:38 PM   #31
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probably but there is no harm being on the safe side. i like the piece of mind
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Old 04-25-2011, 11:45 PM   #32
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I hear u on the safe side but with something that size and the amount of pressure that the water creates make sure u completly clear the old silicone and separate the glass pieces so the silicone reaches all the way thru for a complete seal.
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Old 04-26-2011, 12:00 AM   #33
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Now only if my consruction background can not only make a "pretty" stand but also make a stable enviornment I will be all set. But unfortunatly not that easy lol
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Old 04-26-2011, 12:08 AM   #34
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i have a construction backgroun also, by my expertise are in the lighting and electrical part of the aquariums
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Old 04-26-2011, 12:12 AM   #35
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Lol that is the one part I don't have. I have always subbed the electrical parts out. Wish I new more about that would love to do diy hood but unfortunatly electrical has always scarred me.
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Old 04-26-2011, 12:13 AM   #36
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I will build a house from the foundation up but not touch a wire lol
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Old 04-28-2011, 10:57 AM   #37
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http://www.tbaquatics.com/current-tr...ight-1020.html

Another question abt lights could I build a diy hood with a combination of these light strips and besides could I would it be enough to support corals? I was thinking 4-6 of the 36 inch tubes that are different intensities tied into a controller.
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Old 04-28-2011, 02:58 PM   #38
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sure you can do that you just might need a hanger to do so, but i don't know if those LEDs will be powerfull enough for a reef system.

if you want to go with LEDs looking into going with cree LEDs, you can get DIY retro fit kits from rapidled for pretty cheap
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Old 04-30-2011, 07:17 PM   #39
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Cree 3 w leds. Would 75 of them for a total 225 watts be sufficient. 40 blue 20 white and 15 high whites. Set up in 5 rows of 15?
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i'd go with atleast two 48 LED retro kit from rapidled with dimmable drivers
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