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Old 02-03-2007, 09:19 PM
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that looks awesome. what type of lighting fixtures are those. looks sweet
Those are 48" AquaMedic Ocean Light(s). 2 x 250W MH w/ 2 x 54w T5 Actinics

http://www.aqua-medic.com/products/p...Combo%20Series
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so your day job is building rocket ships or nuclear submarines?
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Old 02-03-2007, 09:21 PM
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so your day job is building rocket ships or nuclear submarines?
This is the first thing I've ever built!
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Old 02-22-2007, 04:04 AM
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well you have done a great job\
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Old 02-23-2007, 04:35 AM
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A bit of progress on the lights. This photo shows the bottom of a wall shelf that holds the three dual MH ballasts and the three wall-mounted timers that control all the lights. One timer is going to do the T5's, the 2nd does 2 of the MH ballasts, and the third does the third MH ballast.

***update 04/10*** After 3 years, the timer responsible for 2 of the MH began to fail intermittantly such that it would NOT shut the lights off properly. That Intermatic (now GE) timer was not rated to handle the load of 4 x 250W MH and has since been replaced with a more industrial timer with mechanical switching.




There are two dedicated electrical circuits there. One circuit has 2 x 250W MH + 6 x 54W T5....the other circuit has 4 x 250W MH only. Cool, you can almost read my labels...

Notice that three timers are synchronized...Yes, I admit I have a problem.
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Old 02-23-2007, 04:42 AM
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The tank is almost full of RO/DI water and I've added the salt. This is the salt that I am using. So far, I'm not happy with this salt.



Before I added the salt, the tank was full of crystal clear RO/DI water. After adding the salt, the tank is murky. The water is just not clear anymore. The salt has been mixing on the closed loops for 2 days now and seems fully dissolved. Jason, are you still using this salt?

In addition, look at this pile of sand and un-disolved bits (plastic maybe?) that have settled out. That all came from the salt because it wasn't there before.
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Sorry to hear about your salt. Are you going to change to something else?

Your lighting looks very sleek and clean!
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your design and planning is amazing. Nice work. how much rock are you putting in there? aquascaping that monster is going to be fun
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Old 02-23-2007, 05:58 AM
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Sorry to hear about your salt. Are you going to change to something else?

Your lighting looks very sleek and clean!
Pretty tough to change salt now... Once I get the SpG adjusted, I'm hoping that I can filter to water clear. I'm keen to check the parameters of this salt.
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Old 02-23-2007, 06:02 AM
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I had same thing with the reef crystals I used to start up my tank last week. The filter bag was real dirty in less than 2 days.
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