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Old 05/10/2017, 09:02 PM   #126
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Oh wow....awesome. I like that you can control everything. Now I have rethink everything lol. Looking good !

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Old 05/11/2017, 11:11 AM   #127
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I have a retrofit from RapidLEDs with a Typhon controller in my 12g NanoCube.
You can control intensity along with start/end times and the duration of the ramping up and down of the LEDs' intensity.
Pretty sure Steve's LEDs come with the same features/functions.


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Old 05/11/2017, 02:05 PM   #128
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I have the nanobox retro kit with bluefish controller
You control it all


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Old 05/11/2017, 05:17 PM   #129
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Hi Jen! You can also look at videos on youtube with Steves, Rapids, Nanobox, etc on biocubes that are fun to look at to get some ideas.


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Old 05/13/2017, 05:39 AM   #130
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If it were me and I had to do it again, RapidLED would be my go to again.

Rapid's customer service is second to none, and they will answer every question you have and even point you in the right direction on what you want for a setup. It may be a little more expensive then the other options, but someone holding your hand and walking you through an install or even what to buy is worth the extra $$.

Just because you wanted to see a full grown up duncan colony. This started as 2 little heads about 2 years ago(you can see the original frag in my biocube build thread). It's now well over 50 heads.



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Old 05/13/2017, 09:09 AM   #131
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Wow. Thats super impressive !!!! Thank you. I am looking into Steves and Rapid now.

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Old 05/13/2017, 09:15 AM   #132
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In my build thread you can see how the rapid retrofit kit works if your interested.

Every email, every phone call, every question I had was answered promptly and with precision. RapidLED IMO is the goto for biocube retrofit kits.


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Old 05/13/2017, 09:18 AM   #133
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I am going to check it out now. Thanks so much.

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Old 05/13/2017, 09:33 AM   #134
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They have several retrofit kits, I opted for the aurora kit. Safe, simple install(even a DIY n00b could do it), and it has all the color and intensity you would need even for the most light demanding SPS.


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Old 05/13/2017, 09:35 AM   #135
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LOL I sound like a RapidLED salesman.... But good companies that stand behind their product is so hard to find in this hobby.


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Old 05/13/2017, 09:42 AM   #136
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Well I am definitely a noob.

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Old 05/13/2017, 09:53 AM   #137
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The only thing I did not like about the aurora puck was being that it is so small, the middle of the tank has a super bright spot. Where as like reefwreak, his retofit kit is has the LED's spread out over the heatsink. If you read my build thread you will discover I ended up adding more LED's to the sides of the heatsink.

Another good source for the difference in the retrofit kits is reefwreaks build thread. His has the LED's spread out over the heatsink on individual starboards. The advantage to that is you can swap out the LED's if you don't like the look, or your corals don't like the combination of the light.


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Old 05/13/2017, 10:15 AM   #138
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Wow ..great info. Tough decision

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Old 05/13/2017, 07:24 PM   #139
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I have the steves led 14k kit for my bc29. It's a great light. Just today I finally have the blues running 100% and whites at 55%. Looks good. My only issue with it is I have an acro in the front middle of the tank that doesn't get any light on the front/bottomish and has like zero color cause of the shading. Needs some sort of relector. Other than that, rest of the corals are growing nicely. It was easy to install and didn't really need much hood modification. Dremmel tool has became really handy. Tech support had been really helpful and responsive when I had an issue.

Lots of good kits can't really go wrong with any of them.

Tank is looking good! Good luck!


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Old 05/18/2017, 03:49 PM   #140
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Ok so a few new family members...I have added Crusher the emerald crab, Bubble Gum the purple firefish, Pete the little cherub angel, and Benny the Lawnmower Blenny. I love them all.....they all have great personalities. I am going to try and post some videos.

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Old 05/18/2017, 03:58 PM   #141
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Congrats on the new members! Curious to hear how Pete does in the Biocube ... Keep an eye on him around the corals. Keep us posted!

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Old 05/18/2017, 03:59 PM   #142
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Here is first video...at the end is Crusher and the bubble algae.

https://youtu.be/qmhAEVLqcNg


And the results :

https://youtu.be/dx-Yh7Ayjeg



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Old 05/18/2017, 04:01 PM   #143
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Hes doing great so far...I really like him...he darts in and out of the rocks and crevices. He also picks / eats stuff off the rocks and sand. So far so good. !

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