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Old 04-04-2012, 10:27 AM   #21
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you can also DIY LEDs into a canopy. it's pretty easy(especially if you get the plug & play kits from rapid LED) & it'll cost about 500USD for the lights, drivers, & controllers you'd need. i don't know i there is a UK company like them, but im sure there is.
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Old 04-04-2012, 07:08 PM   #22
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you can also DIY LEDs into a canopy. it's pretty easy(especially if you get the plug & play kits from rapid LED) & it'll cost about 500USD for the lights, drivers, & controllers you'd need. i don't know i there is a UK company like them, but im sure there is.
Never thought about doing that, since u said a lot of ideas have been going thru my head lol, I work for a gambling machine making company and we use a lot of LED's on our machines so my electrician/technician at work knows quite a bit about them, was thinking maybe even get the software guys to program me a board system so I can create certain effects, gonna look more into this as I shouldn't need lights for a few weeks.
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Old 04-04-2012, 08:01 PM   #23
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FYI the baffles for the bubble trap before the fuge are not needed . Just a bubble trap before the return will work just fine. You can do it that way but I figured I would just let you know you can do away with that and make your fuge bigger.
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Old 04-04-2012, 08:28 PM   #24
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FYI the baffles for the bubble trap before the fuge are not needed . Just a bubble trap before the return will work just fine. You can do it that way but I figured I would just let you know you can do away with that and make your fuge bigger.
I'm looking for all advice so thanks for letting me know, I looked at the sump today but I didn't take any notice of how the baffles are, tank is here in the morning so will know everything then.
Can't wait to get started on this!
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Old 04-04-2012, 10:28 PM   #25
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After looking under my kitchen sink I've found a connector already installed to my copper piping, perfect for my rodi unit, saves me the trip of going to my gf parents house everytime I need to fill up my water barrel.
Everything is coming together nicely so far, i get the tank tomorrow morning but won't be able to set it up as I've still got my freshwater tank set-up and it's not getting picked up til Saturday, so was thinking as I've got everything, I'm gonna start getting some ro water done 2mar, save me
Time on Saturday
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Old 04-04-2012, 10:47 PM   #26
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Your probably OK for a Fowler tank if your going to a reef your pump should turn your volume over 10 times per hour so if its a 90 gallon you want minimum 900gph pump
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Your probably OK for a Fowler tank if your going to a reef your pump should turn your volume over 10 times per hour so if its a 90 gallon you want minimum 900gph pump
So the ones with the wave maker don't cut it, I think there about 560gph. I'll probably pick some up on Saturday, do u think two will be enough? I'm glad you've chimed in otherwise I would of got the other ones lol. Thank you.
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Ya two should be fine what size return pump is in your sump
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Another point not trying to beat a dead horse I was able to purchase a led lights for my 180gal for $157 per panel and I only needed three they are on eBay there's a link on a forum Doug's 220 in the wall build its on page 79 of the thread is where I found the link I was told about them on here and I figured I'd let you know. Awesome light output on my 2' deep tank
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Ya two should be fine what size return pump is in your sump
I could tell u this tomorrow morning, the guy at the shop has it in his so I hope it's sufficient plus it comes free with the tank lol.
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