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Offline Daniel

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Re: help with new set up
« Reply #15 on: April 13, 2011, 11:47:34 AM »
I would DIY with cree from Rapidled. They have a set of 12 lights with a dimmer driver for a little over a hundred.

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Re: help with new set up
« Reply #16 on: April 13, 2011, 03:32:25 PM »
I will most likley be going with RapidLED (thanks for the info Dan!) for our 29 gallon.  Going to up the expense to about $300 with their daylight controller and going with 2 drivers and 4 extra bulbs (16 total).  Worked it out and I will do 2 pair in 4 strips across the lenght of the tank starting 5" in from the end and spacing 5" apart.  I made up a quick spreadsheet to show how much overlap I'll have and decided that at somewhere between 6 and 9" off the water with 40 degree optics, I'll be looking at 5 inch overlap at the water surface with them spaced 5" apart.  :)

If corals do well under these lights in this tank - I'll start the plans to upgrade lighting on the 270.

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Re: help with new set up
« Reply #17 on: April 13, 2011, 03:44:55 PM »
if you give me your dims of the tank and all of your spacing i could draw it up for you and see if that will work for you.

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Re: help with new set up
« Reply #18 on: April 13, 2011, 03:53:31 PM »
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Re: help with new set up
« Reply #19 on: April 14, 2011, 12:22:50 PM »
I went to the rapidled and could only find actinic supps is this correct? Do I not need daylight/ white leds?

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Re: help with new set up
« Reply #20 on: April 14, 2011, 12:24:47 PM »
You must have been looking in the wrong section.

Click on DIY retrofit then click on either constant current or dimmable retros.

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Re: help with new set up
« Reply #21 on: April 14, 2011, 12:35:22 PM »
Thanks nate  ;D

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Re: help with new set up
« Reply #22 on: April 14, 2011, 06:03:20 PM »
You will want to use Royal Blues for your actinics and cool white for your daylights.

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Re: help with new set up
« Reply #23 on: April 19, 2011, 09:34:06 AM »
Can anybody give me some information on return pumps? I'm going to be doing a sump for my new set up and don't know anything about return pumps. if anybody has a design for a sump they would share that'd be great too. Thanks in advance!

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Re: help with new set up
« Reply #24 on: April 19, 2011, 10:15:54 AM »
Yes.

You want 3-5 times total volume turn over rate.   If you have a total of 50 gallons- sump and tank.   You want 150-250 gph turn over rate.   I hope this makes sense to you.  Feel free to ask if not. 
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« Reply #25 on: April 19, 2011, 01:14:58 PM »
Does anyone have a mag 2 return pump rated for 120 to 150 gallons or more laying around that I could purchase?

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« Reply #26 on: April 19, 2011, 06:52:32 PM »
Also I'm looking for about 40 pounds or so of rock, dry or ready to go and a fairly large skimmer. I have things to trade ad can also purchase. I'm just really excited about my new tank and wanting to get it going :)

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Re: help with new set up
« Reply #29 on: April 21, 2011, 08:19:12 AM »
Isn't that tunze pump going to be too much ed?