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Old 03/26/2013, 01:47 PM   #1026
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Old 03/26/2013, 01:49 PM   #1027
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Old 03/28/2013, 01:35 PM   #1028
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I need to put some pictures up...

6x 100g fiberglass frag tubs
12x 50W multichips
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Live rotifer /phyto drip (in progress)

System is running with a couple damsels, no corals yet


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Old 03/28/2013, 01:37 PM   #1029
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sounds nice what was the source of your 50w multichips?


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Old 03/28/2013, 01:42 PM   #1030
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They are the epiled hybrids from ebay. I worked a group buy with some friends and a lfs, and got a really good deal. The seller was AC-RC.

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Old 03/28/2013, 01:51 PM   #1031
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Old 03/29/2013, 08:34 AM   #1032
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I seen (in person) a guy who is using 30 watt mult-chips. I had never realized they provided enough PAR, but he said honestly he had to raise them with his acros as he was burning stuff all the time. He has some 16' tubs that used to be lit with 8 30 watt multi's and a few T5's for actinic. He ended up using 6 multis just to provide some lower light areas.

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Old 03/29/2013, 10:47 PM   #1033
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I am planning on putting 3 50 wat multi chips on my 300. I would love to see some pics Acroman


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Old 03/29/2013, 11:04 PM   #1034
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Did you use that tank for something else before, looks familiar.


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Old 04/03/2013, 10:31 AM   #1035
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Wait, you can use a fire extinguisher for CO2?
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Old 04/03/2013, 01:34 PM   #1036
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I need to put some pictures up...

6x 100g fiberglass frag tubs
12x 50W multichips
Big ATS
DIY calcium reactor and skimmer (eventually)
Live rotifer /phyto drip (in progress)

System is running with a couple damsels, no corals yet
Would you mind sharing any pics? Do you have a build thread?


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Old 04/03/2013, 03:49 PM   #1037
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Would you mind sharing any pics? Do you have a build thread?
I suppose a build thread isnt a bad idea...



Is what i have right now. I'll work on a build thread in the next couple days.

Since this is larger scale, what forum should the build thread go in? (Don't want to break rules)


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Old 04/03/2013, 04:51 PM   #1038
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I would do it here. Since its related to propagation.


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Old 04/03/2013, 06:16 PM   #1039
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rats cant edit anymore... I would do it here in this forum...


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Old 04/03/2013, 07:57 PM   #1040
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Well, I get my CO2 tank filled at the fire extinguisher store, but it takes 6 months at 1 bubble of CO2 at the time to drain it. CO2 fire extinguishers last maybe 15 seconds so it'd go too fast and what would you do, spray it into the display?


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Old 04/04/2013, 10:05 AM   #1041
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Well, I get my CO2 tank filled at the fire extinguisher store, but it takes 6 months at 1 bubble of CO2 at the time to drain it. CO2 fire extinguishers last maybe 15 seconds so it'd go too fast and what would you do, spray it into the display?
I am referring to the pics from the last page where there was a fire extinguisher with a CO2 regulator on it. I was wondering if that was a cheap and safe alternative to your typical tank.


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Old 04/04/2013, 10:08 AM   #1042
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i ve heard of people using FE botles in CR


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Old 04/04/2013, 10:18 AM   #1043
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It makes sense. I never really considered it. I guess you would use the extinguisher that has only CO2, not other chemicals.


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Old 04/04/2013, 10:24 AM   #1044
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I am referring to the pics from the last page where there was a fire extinguisher with a CO2 regulator on it. I was wondering if that was a cheap and safe alternative to your typical tank.

LOL I have looked at that picture many times and have missed the attached regulator every time until now. Wow.


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Old 04/04/2013, 11:13 AM   #1045
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I remember people using fire extinguishers for CO2 years ago. I believe most fire stations will fill them for free, as well (public safety)

As long as the CO2 is fairly pure, it should work well.


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Old 04/04/2013, 03:04 PM   #1046
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http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/sh...2#post21362592

I made a build thread


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Old 04/13/2013, 12:31 PM   #1047
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Josh's SPS system

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Old 05/12/2013, 08:21 PM   #1048
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Old 05/16/2013, 08:27 PM   #1049
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loving it....keep them coming....


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Old 05/18/2013, 10:06 PM   #1050
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i am liking this I need to build one.


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