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Old 03/24/2015, 02:18 PM   #376
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Found your thread while researching Giesemann Matrix, I have a possibility of buying a used MatrixPlus Hybrid, doesn't quite look as slick as yours as it's a little older of a model but it has LED.
I am glad I found this, I love the aquascape.
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Old 03/24/2015, 03:41 PM   #377
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Nice tank and scape, subscribed.

Another damn Aussie, making me sick! Does Biggles have a water truck?


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Old 03/26/2015, 11:23 PM   #378
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Light should be all good to go early next week...in the meantime some fishy pics












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Old 03/31/2015, 09:58 PM   #379
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Light up and running again we are back in action!!, getting some color in my echinata



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Old 04/01/2015, 12:24 AM   #380
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Now you're cooking with gas Rodney

I can see the blue and white speciosa but where's the echi at mate............


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Old 04/01/2015, 01:53 AM   #381
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lol Andrew I thought it was echi...to me its a nice blue and white coral


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Old 04/01/2015, 02:24 AM   #382
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Very nice! That Echinata/Speciosia is looking sweeeeet!


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Old 04/01/2015, 02:26 AM   #383
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It's a beautiful acro Rodney, i have a bit but it's all horrible dull off blue colored and hates me atm lol. When it was happy it had the beautiful blue white contrast you are keeping so i'm very envious
I see it for sale very rarely and it's usually reddish brown branched with deep blue tips freshly arrived in the shop tanks so i'm pretty sure the amazing blue white contrasts many can pull is not what it typically looks like growing at the light level it prefers on the reefs - what do you think regarding the overall colors you can get as to whether we are pushing our acros beyond what they might actually prefer when it comes to light levels etc.


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Old 04/21/2015, 02:25 PM   #384
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looks really really slick and clean. what dimensions are the tank? how many us gals?


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Old 04/22/2015, 07:26 AM   #385
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Light should be all good to go early next week...in the meantime some fishy pics

The sexiest fish of them all!^^ Totally killer when a plan goes well doesn't it. great job and I am looking forward to seeing future updates.


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Old 07/17/2015, 01:59 AM   #386
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Been a while, just letting the tank do its thing...I used dry rock so it went through many stages of algae and thats all gone now so the scape is nice and purple and live

Moved most of the corals to my bro's tank while mine went through the rollercoaster and ready to get it going now.

Here are some pics of a few corals I have in my tank








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Old 07/17/2015, 06:04 AM   #387
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Those two acros look fantastic.


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Old 07/17/2015, 07:42 AM   #388
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Nice! That echinata back a bit looks fantastic. Very jealous!
Fts anytime soon?


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Old 07/17/2015, 08:30 PM   #389
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Nothing fancy yet but it will get there when I get my corals back






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Old 07/17/2015, 08:36 PM   #390
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Hey, what happened to the Matrix?


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Old 07/17/2015, 08:40 PM   #391
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Absolutely beautiful display. One of my favorite aquascapes that I've seen!


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Old 07/17/2015, 11:08 PM   #392
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Long story...so the Matrixx blew and was being tested / replaced etc..so in the meantime I bought a couple Hydra52 to keep the tank lit and was pleasantly surprised with the results after 2 months so added a couple more. Just waiting on a rail kit then ill run the lights in parallel - may add a 5th.

The Matrixx is sitting in its box as a back up light in case I change my mind on the LEDs.


Thanks cFloor was fun to make that scape, I still enjoy looking at it daily too.


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Old 07/18/2015, 02:19 AM   #393
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Long story...so the Matrixx blew and was being tested / replaced etc..so in the meantime I bought a couple Hydra52 to keep the tank lit and was pleasantly surprised with the results after 2 months so added a couple more. Just waiting on a rail kit then ill run the lights in parallel - may add a 5th.

The Matrixx is sitting in its box as a back up light in case I change my mind on the LEDs.



Thanks cFloor was fun to make that scape, I still enjoy looking at it daily too.
Ya i had great results with the hydra 52 but you do need at least 3 on a 48 maybe 4 . I like the look also with them. Specially when i added an 8 bulb i say it was the best combo for me

And i agree with Cfloor one of my favorite aquascape amazing.
And that echinata is beautiful. And that cherry blossom looking acro so hard to keep colors it looks amazing


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Old 07/18/2015, 05:29 AM   #394
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Nothing fancy yet but it will get there when I get my corals back



Thanks! Beautiful! Great scape and when it grows in, it'll be just fantastic.
Well, now the title of your thread makes sense again!
So, looking back, what is it that you think the mitras are lacking over radions and hydras 52s?


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Old 07/20/2015, 04:11 PM   #395
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Thanks Matt, to be honest not sure why these are doing better than my old Mitras...maybe the lenses? are they newer LED? no idea. The Hydra52 are much brighter than my old Mitras LED, these are as if not brighter than my Matrixx T5 light - Im running whites at 60% max (at 20% for evening viewing) and the tank is fully lit and not dim at all.

Im getting 350 PAR on sand and 600 PAR at the main rock work overhangs when run full on. Where most go wrong with LED is not using enough, with 4-5 units the tank is getting flooded with light and no shadowing that LED usually has against it.

Now the waiting game to see how all the corals react and grow, my lights are only 3months old so havent formed a solid opinion on them yet but a happy camper so far


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Thanks Matt, to be honest not sure why these are doing better than my old Mitras...maybe the lenses? are they newer LED? no idea. The Hydra52 are much brighter than my old Mitras LED, these are as if not brighter than my Matrixx T5 light - Im running whites at 60% max (at 20% for evening viewing) and the tank is fully lit and not dim at all.

Im getting 350 PAR on sand and 600 PAR at the main rock work overhangs when run full on. Where most go wrong with LED is not using enough, with 4-5 units the tank is getting flooded with light and no shadowing that LED usually has against it.

Now the waiting game to see how all the corals react and grow, my lights are only 3months old so havent formed a solid opinion on them yet but a happy camper so far
^+1, it wasn't until I hung 4 Mitras that I felt the coverage was good. I don't run them over 50% intensity, which sounds kinda stupid, but anything higher and I start frying things. On a side note, when you get the Matrix back make sure it works perfectly. I had a similar situation with an LED system and just parked it because I switched to Mitras. A year later I unpacked the replacement fixture to sell it and surprise it didn't work properly. When I approached the vendor I basically got the finger, too bad so sad kinda deal. Lesson learned


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While waiting for the AI rail to arrive (6 weeks) I decided to do a bit of DIY and whipped up a frame to hang the lights in parallel. Getting great coverage front to back, need another unit to get more coverage length wise in the meantime will add my corals within the light coverage. Interesting the tank looks crisper with the lights this way than run in a line as previous and the shimmer is like having halides thrown over the tank.





Getting some of my corals back




Lets see how this one grows...



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Old 07/27/2015, 01:13 AM   #398
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Very cool looking display Rodney, going to look awesome once you get everything just the way you want it mate

I got the 'Lets see how this one grows...' joke btw, it's a seri so who cares right ?


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Old 07/27/2015, 01:26 AM   #399
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Its just so cute biggles lol when moving corals in my mates tank it broke so took it to see how it does in my tank


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It is a pretty color i suppose..........


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