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Old 01-01-2015, 01:39 PM   #1871
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Just got done installing the battery backup for my Vortechs. Currently only have one of the two hooked up to it, but it already works when I tested it. I'd have both if the cord was long enough, but it'll do for now. The setup just wasn't planned out to have everything like it does now. If I was able to redo it all, most of the electronics would be under the tank rather than laying off to the side. Maybe something for the next set of days off, if it is even possible to make happen. Still, really happy to have another Ecotech product on the setup.
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Old 01-03-2015, 01:49 AM   #1872
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The pump for my reactor showed up while I was at work today. Already hooked up and running. Thank god. Tomorrow I'll see what I can do tomorrow about switching out the media.
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Old 01-03-2015, 09:21 PM   #1873
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An interesting side to the normal junk going on in my tank...what are the thoughts on this guy: Aquarium Lighting & Monitoring: Milwaukee Instruments Smart Lux Light Meter
We always have discussions here and there about PAR and PUR, but how about LUX? Would be pretty neat to have something to screw around with. I remember someone using disposable ones that you'd use in your garden, but never on how the use turned out. If only there was someone near me with a PAR meter to even see how both measure up to one another.
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Old 01-04-2015, 11:19 AM   #1874
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If you have some disposable income, then by all means! Seriously though, I don't think it's going to tell you much more than how far your total lighting is penetrating effectively. I'd rather know what useful light is at different levels.
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Old 01-04-2015, 07:10 PM   #1875
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I agree with that. But when you work 3 overtime shifts at work in a week you end up scraping the bottom of the barrel for things to read when you watch kids sleep from 11p-7a... Would still be cool to mess with devices that can measure light in the system.
When it comes to disposable income, I want the new mounting brackets for my radions. Ecotech should just be able to charge me directly at this point. Thankfully birthday is coming and have a wife and mother to try to manipulate into getting them so I can buy myself a birthday coral. Looking at a really neat acro that is encrusting prone more than anything and from the minimal info I can find can even get aggressive towards other sps.


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Old 01-04-2015, 07:14 PM   #1876
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What kind of SPS is it hank?? I'm curious now!


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Hydnophora?


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If in fact this is your coral, I argue the common label "sps". I mean, look at this example of Hydnophora Exesa-
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Well, no that isn't what I'm looking at. I'm looking at a boss acro.
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Just thought I would share my accomplishment. As I've been making my setup much neater all around, I decided to finally move all of the ballasts and backup under the tank. Shouldn't be so hard to simply walk around the tank anymore.
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