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Old 02/09/2018, 06:31 PM   #1051
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What are your tanks dimensions? Is it a marine land 300 DD?


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Old 02/09/2018, 08:49 PM   #1052
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It's a 270. 6x3x2. Set up as a peninsula.


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Old 02/10/2018, 06:05 AM   #1053
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I was about to buy the Radion 360w's and was dreading having to get 3. Seems I can get away with 2 AP700's so fingers crossed. Worst case, I can get a 3rd later and run them width ways instead of length ways.
you could eventually ditch the t5s and add 2 more ap700


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Old 02/10/2018, 06:20 AM   #1054
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Old 02/11/2018, 09:07 AM   #1055
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Hey, John!!

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Old 02/11/2018, 10:32 AM   #1056
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Everything looks healthy and happy.


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Old 02/14/2018, 06:32 AM   #1057
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Thanks, Jack!

And thanks d2mini Dennis for the tip on wire management.

I pulled the halides out last night. Can't wait to get the new lights! I suppose I should try to sell my Lumatek ballast and Hamilton 250DE's. I bet there isn't much demand for those now though.

I ordered all of this for better wire/equipment management to. It should really clean up the inside of the cabinet because currently, it's less than ideal.

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https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

2 more of these

https://www.bulkreefsupply.com/vorte...ch-marine.html

5 of these

https://www.bulkreefsupply.com/power...umination.html


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Old 02/15/2018, 05:46 AM   #1058
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Kessil's arrive today and I couldn't be more excited. The above items are out for delivery as well. I am taking everything out to redo all the wiring. I also plan to do a major water change and clean out the sump. Already pulled the skimmer out to give it a good clean.


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Old 02/15/2018, 10:32 AM   #1059
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Looking good Brandon!
Curious how you'll like the kessils.

I have another section of that same cable raceway arriving this week too. lol


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Old 02/15/2018, 04:55 PM   #1060
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Canít wait to see some photos and video of the kessils running.


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Old 02/16/2018, 10:51 AM   #1061
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The 2" cable raceway was a little tight so I ordered the 3". Lights were delayed and arrive today. Placed my first live Aquaria divers den order so anxious to see how the stuff looks. Got some sps and a black clam. Also bought a bunch of stuff from the lfs that I'll post this weekend.


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Old 02/16/2018, 11:04 AM   #1062
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Placed my first live Aquaria divers den order so anxious to see how the stuff looks.
I'm always very happy with DD. Much more so than the standard LA.
Except this week... i got a tiny little golden sailfin blenny... and I mean TINY! Didn't realize how small he was going to be. I'm sure I'll never see him again... or my 30 bucks. lol The other three fish were great though.


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Old 02/18/2018, 12:35 PM   #1063
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I picked up and mounted my AP700's yesterday. No photos yet.

I am very impressed with them. I never wanted to go LED prior because I didn't like the pinpoint of color I saw on the bottom of most tanks. I also didn't like the shimmer they created. These are much closer to MH in regards to the shimmer and there is no individual LED pinpoint on the bottom whatsoever. The proprietary actinic blue they create is amazing and the colors pop like I never imagined.

The 10 point custom graphs are great. I have mine set from 2% full blue starting at 8:30 am to 65% peak full white at 1pm. Drops to 25% at 6:30 pm then to 1%. It just gradual moves from one point to the other which is very nice. The lunar function is fantastic too.

Using the app is very easy and straight forward. It's slightly annoying that I have to connect to the AP700's and then back to wifi when using them but I don't see the need to make changes too often.

Storm feature is very cool although more gimmicky than anything. People love to watch it though..

I will say that they do not have the intensity or coverage like the MH's did but I feel that the pros far outway the cons thus far. I decided to keep all 8 T5's because it really helps fill in some of the spots that the AP700's don't reach and I am seriously considering adding a 3rd fixture which I think would be perfect for this peninsula style layout.

In summary, I am glad I made the swap!


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Old 02/18/2018, 12:40 PM   #1064
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Donít mistake the brightness for not matching intensity. LEDs in general are super intense but donít look as bright to the eye.


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Old 02/18/2018, 12:51 PM   #1065
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I understand that, but I just meant visually.


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Old 02/18/2018, 01:10 PM   #1066
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I understand that, but I just meant visually.


Ok got it just checking. Canít wait to see some video of your tank with the shimmer. Should look awesome. I love the aps.


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Old 02/18/2018, 04:22 PM   #1067
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Ok got it just checking. Canít wait to see some video of your tank with the shimmer. Should look awesome. I love the aps.


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I will try to get a video after the aclimation phase. Hard for me not to crank up to full intensity but I've read about coral bleaching on tanks when first going to LED. The more I look at the tank, the more I love these lights!


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Old 02/18/2018, 06:47 PM   #1068
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Love that fat lobo..


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Old 02/19/2018, 02:42 PM   #1069
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Wiring was a mess before. So much better now! Here are some shots at 65% intensity with almost all white. Plus the T5's.




















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Old 02/19/2018, 07:38 PM   #1070
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Old 02/19/2018, 07:44 PM   #1071
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Looks nice, cable management and tank overall. Mind if I ask what fish this is?


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Old 02/19/2018, 07:45 PM   #1072
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Thanks! Pink tail trigger. Picks at snails every now and then but doesn't touch any coral.


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Old 02/19/2018, 07:49 PM   #1073
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Thanks! Pink tail trigger. Picks at snails every now and then but doesn't touch any coral.
Thank you. Pretty fish and thank you for sharing.


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Old 02/19/2018, 08:07 PM   #1074
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Old 02/19/2018, 08:08 PM   #1075
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