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Old 12/12/2020, 06:45 PM   #1426
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Old 12/12/2020, 06:51 PM   #1427
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WOW!! I just found this thread, and your tank is AMAZING! Great job! I love those huge colonies!

It's mind blowing to find that the goniopora came back after being outside for months... cool!
Thanks m8.
The gonio is doing very well

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Old 12/16/2020, 05:10 PM   #1428
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Some incredible pictures of the frag700reef.
The camera can't capture the real beauty of the moment.

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Old 12/20/2020, 03:33 PM   #1429
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This is why we love reefing. Such great diversity of live.
How many fish and coral species do you count?

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Old 12/25/2020, 03:29 PM   #1430
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Merry christmas

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Old 01/01/2021, 06:19 PM   #1431
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Happy reefing 2021


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Old 01/11/2021, 05:37 AM   #1432
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Exciting!
With the frag700reef I finally have the confidence in fullLED to get the last 8x T5 tubes out.
Replaced 8x54 watt T5 for 4x54 watt LED strips
There were already 7x54watt LED strips in it, now the total is 11x54watt.

The total power consumption goes from 950 watts to 750 watts

I am not completely satisfied yet, but that will be because the corals still has to adjust to the new lighting. In the near future I will be playing with different color combinations to get the most out of this reef.








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Old 01/12/2021, 03:16 AM   #1433
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Well done Glen, your frag tank reef looks very natural and better than lots of display tanks


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Old 01/12/2021, 11:00 AM   #1434
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Exciting!
With the frag700reef I finally have the confidence in fullLED to get the last 8x T5 tubes out.
Replaced 8x54 watt T5 for 4x54 watt LED strips
There were already 7x54watt LED strips in it, now the total is 11x54watt.

The total power consumption goes from 950 watts to 750 watts

I am not completely satisfied yet, but that will be because the corals still has to adjust to the new lighting. In the near future I will be playing with different color combinations to get the most out of this reef.








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Where did you you get the led strips that fit the T5 fixture?


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Old 01/13/2021, 03:22 PM   #1435
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Well done Glen, your frag tank reef looks very natural and better than lots of display tanks


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Thanks.
I started it with the intention to be temporary fragtank tot transfer my corals from my 300 gallon reef to my new to build U-reef/panoramareef.
Now it has become something else it seems. That's what you get when your spous don't pull the break on you.

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Old 01/13/2021, 03:30 PM   #1436
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Where did you you get the led strips that fit the T5 fixture?


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Most if not all ledstrips manufactures use standard T5 lenghts. So just look for those.

Mine are all own custom designed to fulfill my owns needs, but also to research what works best for my corals. I Don't follow fixed or mainstream knowledge, but always want to figure out myself what works best for my tank and my extensive coral collection.

These are 11pcs, 250cm long each ~55 watt real consumption.

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Old 01/14/2021, 11:46 AM   #1437
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Hi Glenn, just read your thread, fantastic set up! greetings from England.


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Old 01/14/2021, 12:56 PM   #1438
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Hey Glen! Awesome fixture. I love your DIY approach and your independence from 'mainstream knowledge'. You do what you think is best for you and yours. Thank you for sharing your experience and knowledge!

I'm curious if your fixture saved you money over buying multiple fixtures to provide equivalent light levels. Would you be comfortable sharing and comparing those costs?


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Old 01/14/2021, 07:38 PM   #1439
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Hi Glenn, just read your thread, fantastic set up! greetings from England.
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Old 01/14/2021, 07:40 PM   #1440
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Hi Glenn, just read your thread, fantastic set up! greetings from England.
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Mighty view with natural sunlight

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Old 01/14/2021, 07:55 PM   #1441
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Hey Glen! Awesome fixture. I love your DIY approach and your independence from 'mainstream knowledge'. You do what you think is best for you and yours. Thank you for sharing your experience and knowledge!

I'm curious if your fixture saved you money over buying multiple fixtures to provide equivalent light levels. Would you be comfortable sharing and comparing those costs?
Of course it's a lot cheaper in materials only.
But on the other hand you need the knowledge and a lot of time to design and construct the whole thing. Often with trail and error. I have an electronics background so for me this is doable. Not everbody have the knowledge, patience and precision required to construct a complete light fixture. When your don't work secure or do the wrong calculations there may be a fire hazard.
So before you start messing around with electricity you better have basic electric knowledge.

For me the designing and developing things is a nice challenge and the main reason i love this hobby so much.


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