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Old 03-16-2010, 11:47 PM
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Hey great frag tank! I noticed your halide has what seems to be LEDs hanging off of it? Could we see more pictures of what you did and how it looks on without the halide on such as its function at night?
K so I now have your answer and picture. I am using a auto LED that I found at walmart. one package comes with 4 LED in a strip that is wired together, so I bought two packages. Each LED has their own 3M tape on them for fastening and they run off of 12V power supply. I spliced the two string together and grabbed an old 120V to 12V cell phone charger plug-in and wired it all together and stuck all the LED on my MH and surprisingly the MH doesnt get hot enough to melt them



Ill try to get some decent night shots if I can for you....but in the mean time here are some frag pics.


oh and do try to ignore the open brain in the back of this pic, your not suppose to no about it yet haha
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Old 03-17-2010, 12:09 AM
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Old 03-22-2010, 08:31 PM
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Alright you spoilled brats, you get more Reef Porn haha.

Anyhoo I slapped some Actinics together with a 2x24/39 W Glo Ballast and after almost a week of that with that piece of crap MH the coral colors are starting to get pretty sweet That is the starting process of me building my own 6 bulb t5 ho setup to rid me off that MH.

Also I decided to build my own phosban reactor / carbon thing out of a Marine Slim S10 over the top filter. The flow is really slow so the medium doesn't get pulverized. Im using Fluval Lab Series Phosphate Remover for Saltwater (about 4 grams or 5 cc) and Fluval lab series Opti-Carb for Saltwater (about 25 grams).

But yah I think theres 29 pics here soooo happy viewing and remember to clean up after your done looking haha




























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Old 03-26-2010, 08:46 AM
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Ok soo interesting couple of days. First off I found out why one of my acro colonies was dying, and it wasnt me! It was a a**hole fuzzy crab eating it. Thanks to Terry and his usual close scrutiny off my tank he found the little bugger munching away. Soo down the drain that one went and guess what???The acro is staying alive now and starting to oddly regain some of its lost flesh!

No the fun part, I rednecked a couple of 24W t5HO Actinics into my system 5 days ago or so, which got me appreciating the idea of a new light system. Well I was checking and cleaning the MH last night and i noticed that the bulb was nearing its life's end. Soo went onto the trusty ol' Ebay there and ordered a new bulb for it...good deal too 18 bucks for a 15000K HQIbulb shipped. And then I saw a 6 bulb T5HO light hood that can fit my tank.....for REEEAAALLL cheap. Well that's it im buying that this weekend.


Well woke up this morning and noticed that only the T5's were on and not the MH.....hmm well I guess my MH light over heard me talking about new bulbs and new lights and decided to off itself.....

So, running only Actinics, seems to be fine for now, gotta wait forever fr new MH bulb and also wait forever for new 6 bulb fixture....AWESOME!

And oh yah I have a half dead acro on my hands too but it looks like its coming back...

Just thought you should know.
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Old 04-01-2010, 11:13 AM
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Guess what people! Im a true blue DIY guy haha! Wanna know how? My first tank that I ever built....LEAKED


So Yah I was sitting here at this computer thing playing Sim City for the hell of it and then I realized that I can hear the water from the built in sump trickling. And I thought to myself, well that aint right, I just filled that thing to the tits, I shouldnt be hearing any running water till tomorrow....So I turn around and look at it and I saw about and inch of water of missing! OH NO WHERE DID IT GO?!?! Oh wait...its on the f'ing floor!

Super stund Josh to the rescue! First thing to do is.....call Terry! He is focused and calm right now! He can think for me! LMAO So out comes the hidden stash of buckets, water jugs and styro containers and the trusty syphon hose. and the rescue op begins!

And good 'ol Terry(minor emphases on 'ol just for you buddy haha) shows up with more buckets and starts wipping stuff together and I went to pull the good ol' reliable ten gallon out of the deck and clean it up and get it ready. Short story even shorter, got everything transfered and safe.

So...with my landlord here which happens to be my aunt noticing some water around she put down her first law ever with me and that is 'professionally name brand made' tanks only.....pfffft So yah In the market for a bigger "professionally made name brand' tank in the next month or so....but for now Terry and his wife there let me use their 20 gallon tall tank just so the fish have some room to swim....and yes its a 'professionally made name brand' tank....got everything transfered over to that tonight and the aunt helped me out even in the late night transfer from the ten to the twenty.


Oh yah and just for those that have known me through all my tanks....Im still using the same freaking stand

Oh and a side note, got another t5ho ballast and 2 more lights on the tank now...looking good. ill give you people pictures tomorrow. nite
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Old 04-12-2010, 06:32 AM
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wheres the pics josh ? huh huh
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Old 04-23-2010, 01:38 AM
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So been awhile here since I said anything...

Anyways, the acrylic tank leaked, the ten gallon was 2 small and the 20 gallon hagen was perfect..

Bought a bunch of stuff from John (lobsterboy) and then the heater decided to go out of control and cook the tank to 90 F!!! yah I lost one milli colony, 2 acros, a slimer frag, a purple blue mili frag and a chunk of Acropora Humilus.

Yah that sucked....alot....anyways, life went one. got the tank back to par. Spent some money on safety measures, upgraded the lights, got a new skimmer, new stand set up two new fresh water tanks for fun. Bought some goodies to keep the perameters good and to get rid of the aptasia for once and for all and some stuff to rid me of the redslime algea...which worked BTW.

Got some new fish: six-line wrasse, blue devil damsel, cleaner shrimp, 3 peppermint shrimp, nudibranch, 4 turbo snails.

got some new zoos and a bird of many colors.....yah thats about it.

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Old 04-23-2010, 03:22 AM
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Lookin Good Mang!......I see you've started your Birdsnest "snowman"
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Lookin Good Mang!......I see you've started your Birdsnest "snowman"
hells yah im starting the snowman or x-mas tree birdsnest!
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Old 04-23-2010, 06:56 AM
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looks good Josh, the birdnest is lookin awesome.

very intresting concept with the duel freshwaters on each side.
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