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Old 05-27-2012, 07:26 PM   #1041
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I'm going to do a DIY led supplement strip. Its going to be 16" with uv green cyan and neutral white, I'm just looking for some more color out of my sps.

I think my birdsnest is still bleaching, I'm going to move it down even lower, which means even more epoxy lol.

Next Saturday I'm going to a fragswap in Ohio with my local reef club, it's going to be great, I'm hoping I get a green slimer and acropora secales. In also hoping i won't be broke..

My lfs never called back and it's been 3 days passed when they said they would. I guess they couldn't import the African peacock Midas Blenny. They said It would be a supermale. I probably should save the 80$ if they do call, but a frag sounds so much nicer I know, I know, I need more fish in the tank.

Can anyone tell me something I could do with my tank? Something to upgrade, a new project, etc? Im starting do get the DIY itch again.. I was thinking canopy, but I just don't know.. I like how it looks with the LEDs hanging and it being open. It would be easier to add additional lights though.
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Old 05-27-2012, 10:25 PM   #1042
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If your birdsnest is bleaching...how will an acro be any different? If more lights aren't your next project you should look into an algae scrubber.
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Old 05-27-2012, 11:33 PM   #1043
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I just added the leds a few weeks ago and I didn'tt acclimate them very well. Bird nests don't need as much light as some Acros. The strip will be dimmable and its really just for supplement; red, green, uv, and cyan, with a neutral white or two.

I actually did a variation of an algae scrubber, the Xenia scrubber. I have a small thread on it.
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Dang it man, I think you are out of DIY until you start up another tank...
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Old 05-28-2012, 12:05 AM   #1045
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Hehe maybe a DIY tank...

Maybe an ato, not sure. I definitely need more automation, I'm worried I will need someone to take care of my tank for vacation, which will be a week long. I already have an automatic feeder, but i haven't used in like 2 years lol.
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Old 05-28-2012, 11:29 AM   #1046
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Well, I'm not going to the frag swap, my parents aren't comfortable with me car pulling. They told me I could go to the lfs of my choice that day though. If the lfs that imported my Blenny doesn't call back, I'll go to my other lfs and buy the flame hawkfish.

I've decided I'm going to do a DIY ato. That should keep me occupied for a little bit. Should be about 30$ total.
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Old 05-28-2012, 12:31 PM   #1047
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I'll see your 30 dollar ato project and raise you my jbj one and see who gets more upset at the project. Money is on me right now.
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Old 05-28-2012, 12:47 PM   #1048
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Lol well see. I have a feeling I'm going to have some issues with bending the acrylic, I'm probably going to end up with it melting on my hands and me pulling my hair out.
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Old 05-28-2012, 12:49 PM   #1049
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Why acrilic?
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Old 05-28-2012, 12:50 PM   #1050
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It's to hold the float valve in place.
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