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Aquarium Related Classifieds : Aquariums for trade

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 06:31
Author: SharkByteShaz
Subject: Aquariums for trade
Posted: November 20 2017 at 12:31pm

Bump
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Aquarium Related Classifieds : LR utah county

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 06:30
Author: Mymanfryday
Subject: LR utah county
Posted: November 20 2017 at 12:30pm

I've got some, but I'm in Riverton.
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Aquarium Related Classifieds : Help. ISO 30v 3a power supply

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 06:07
Author: electricreefer
Subject: Help. ISO 30v 3a power supply
Posted: November 20 2017 at 12:07pm

Yeah that's actually what I ended up doing. Except for I bought two.. one for my other fixture. Im a bit OCD, and I just hate it when stuff doesn't match. Plus the first one burned up for a reason. Crossing fingers Amazon Prime pulls through on the two day shipping again. Thanks Krazie!  



Edited by electricreefer - 2 hours 51 minutes ago at 12:09pm
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General Discussion : Lighting - telling it how I see it

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 06:06
Author: Krazie4Acans
Subject: Lighting - telling it how I see it
Posted: November 20 2017 at 12:06pm

Hey guys. I locked the thread just to keep it from continuing. I know their is lots of feelings on this topic as well as Mark. We just really need to make sure we are keeping it civil on here.

Mark starting this thread really only had one purpose. Not all attention is good attention. Please heed the warnings that you have gotten and stop intentionally trying to bypass the moderation filters.

Let's just file this thread as done.
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Aquarium Related Classifieds : Frozen mysis shrimp ft

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 05:54
Author: pgravis
Subject: Frozen mysis shrimp ft
Posted: November 20 2017 at 11:54am

2 16 oz flat frozen packs.    Wanting to trade. Would love some green star polyps, preferably a mat that i could glue to my overflow.   Open to other offers as well. Seems like these retail around 13 bucks each.   
Thanks
Pm or text (801) 529 2511
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General Discussion : Lighting - telling it how I see it

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 05:54
Author: Teknik777
Subject: Lighting - telling it how I see it
Posted: November 20 2017 at 11:54am

@love2skinutah They should it would make it more entertaining.

@Jimbo because its just a drama thread and nobody cares what Mark's opinion's are on selling used lights or lights in general. There is no purpose behind the thread. These are quality lights and they are now SOLD.

@Mark yes I agree with you. Shut up.
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Aquarium Related Classifieds : Help. ISO 30v 3a power supply

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 05:52
Author: Krazie4Acans
Subject: Help. ISO 30v 3a power supply
Posted: November 20 2017 at 11:52am

electricreefer wrote:

you are correct Krazie. The power supply only supplies the line side voltage. The variable output of the driver/supply is controlled by an Apex. 

This search on amazon gave quite a few results that would work great and get here fast (Prime) I would get something with a t least 4 Amps so that it is not running at 100% and will last longer.

https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Delectronics&field-keywords=Mean+Well+30V+power+supply&rh=n%3A172282%2Ck%3AMean+Well+30V+power+supply&ajr=0
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General Discussion : Lighting - telling it how I see it

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 05:43
Author: love2skiutah
Subject: Lighting - telling it how I see it
Posted: November 20 2017 at 11:43am

Why can't we do GIFs on here
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Aquarium Related Classifieds : Help. ISO 30v 3a power supply

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 05:43
Author: electricreefer
Subject: Help. ISO 30v 3a power supply
Posted: November 20 2017 at 11:43am

you are correct Krazie. The power supply only supplies the line side voltage. The variable output of the driver/supply is controlled by an Apex. 
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General Discussion : Lighting - telling it how I see it

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 05:38
Author: Jimbo
Subject: Lighting - telling it how I see it
Posted: November 20 2017 at 11:38am

Why delete it?
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General Discussion : Lighting - telling it how I see it

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 05:32
Author: Teknik777
Subject: Lighting - telling it how I see it
Posted: November 20 2017 at 11:32am

Can we just delete this whole thread now?
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General Discussion : Lighting - telling it how I see it

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 05:28
Author: Jimbo
Subject: Lighting - telling it how I see it
Posted: November 20 2017 at 11:28am

You're entitled to your opinion and lord knows you love to express it but you have a tendency to express your opinion as fact.   The LED vs T5 debate has been going on for years . I'm not here to debate it with you but the FACT is some people ,including myself , still prefer T5 lighting especially for SPS Coral. Some that make their living growing and selling SPS frags prefer T5 lighting ( ATI being one of the best on the market for years)   My price is more than fair and I believe most people would agree on that regardless of their lighting preference.

I don't appreciate you getting involved in my sale thread under the guise of helping me out with some old bulbs so I could sell my fixture.   Your " I'm just trying to help" routine is getting old. Sad part is I believe you legitimately want to help people, you just suck at it sometimes.

I've tried ignoring you and being nice about it 3 different times on posts and also through a PM you sent me. Then you felt the need to make a separate post because apparently I wasnt giving you the attention you wanted. Well now you've got what you wanted.

The sale of this fixture isn't going to make or break me and if people want to buy Chinese black box LED's or buy from the guy on the forum you told me about through PM and then again in this post let them ! I'm sure they'll work great for them!    It doesn't change the fact that somebody may want a nice ATI fixture at a great price.

I still don't understand your motive in making this post but hey, do what you want and in the future leave me out of it.
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Aquarium Related Classifieds : Help. ISO 30v 3a power supply

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 04:51
Author: Krazie4Acans
Subject: Help. ISO 30v 3a power supply
Posted: November 20 2017 at 10:51am

IS the power supply the direct driver to the LEDs or is there another driver between them? Generally there is a secondary controller board or driver circuit that is in between the power supply and the LEDs. If that is the case you could probably use a 36v 3A (much easier to find) power supply in it's place.

If we knew a bit more about the setup there may be other options as well.
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LFS/Commercial/E-Commerce Posts : MAP BUSTERS! 10% OFF Reef Octopus,Maxspect + MORE!

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 04:33
Author: MarineDepot
Subject: MAP BUSTERS! 10% OFF Reef Octopus,Maxspect + MORE!
Posted: November 20 2017 at 10:33am

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Black Friday Every Day: Deal #6 - 10% off Reef Octopus, Maxspect, & More!
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General Discussion : Please Check Your Electrics

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 04:29
Author: evan127
Subject: Please Check Your Electrics
Posted: November 20 2017 at 10:29am

All of my other limbs were on the ground. It only hurt my finger because that finger was the only one that touched the exposed wire.

What a checklist Mark! I need to print this out and put it over the display tank
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General Discussion : Lighting - telling it how I see it

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 04:28
Author: Mark Peterson
Subject: Lighting - telling it how I see it
Posted: November 20 2017 at 10:28am

It's true, I don't suffer fools gladly and sometimes my attempts at helping are seen as just the opposite. Another problem is that I can't keep my d**n mouth shut. I must be middle eastern where they love to argue. I know I should shut up, but I get some kind of sick pleasure from it. 
I'm sorry that this fixture (in another thread) is not selling, but it's difficulty is the basis of economics. You see, in recent years people have just given me their fluorescent fixtures because they figure I'll come across somebody that could get some use out of them. 
The hobby is constantly changing. I have stuff sitting in storage that will eventually have to be tossed in the trash, unless I can repurpose it like lighting house plants with an old black box LED. At one time these things had more value. 
Today we have the best lighting ever in the history of this hobby. It's downright ridiculously inexpensive and lasts forever (in hobbyist terms). Ten years is what I expect from any of the new high value LED's. Boxfish here in our area is providing the AI fixtures at bargain pricing. A PrimeHD would do what this ATI would do, plus more.  I look at the cost of this ATI fixture with bulbs as about $1,250.00 over ten years. An AI Prime, even at full retail is about $200.00 for ten years of illumination. Now that's a bargain!
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Aquarium Related Classifieds : Help. ISO 30v 3a power supply

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 04:28
Author: electricreefer
Subject: Help. ISO 30v 3a power supply
Posted: November 20 2017 at 10:28am

Thanks Phys and Mark,

yes I already checked LED supply and Ra-Elco. Its kind of an oddball voltage for power supplies. I can order it direct from Rapidled, but I wont get it until after thanksgiving, plus they know what they want for them. And yeah i'm sure the tank will be fine for a week, but there is also the matter of I don't want my tank to look like crap when I have friends and family over for thanksgiving. You don't get too many chances to show off your tank, and I want it lookin good...

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Aquarium Related Classifieds : Help. ISO 30v 3a power supply

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 03:52
Author: Mark Peterson
Subject: Help. ISO 30v 3a power supply
Posted: November 20 2017 at 9:52am

Ra-El-Co at about 3300 S. Main Street is my go-to store for immediate electronic needs. Of course a hobbyist with the handle "electricreefer" probably already knows about that store. 
Also a couple weeks getting some light from the fixture on the other side of the tank is no problem. The animals can handle it. In nature there are tropical storms that reduce sunlight for just as long. If there is a window in the room, open the blinds/curtains and let the power of indirect sunlight shine in on the tank. 
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General Discussion : ID please

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 03:43
Author: Mark Peterson
Subject: ID please
Posted: November 20 2017 at 9:43am

Clarification: I see two different species of Sponge on that plug.
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General Discussion : Please Check Your Electrics

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 03:37
Author: Mark Peterson
Subject: Please Check Your Electrics
Posted: November 20 2017 at 9:37am

It looks to me that Apex power bars are not GFCI protected.
I'm glad it wasn't a worse electrocution. To get that kind of a jolt so serious that it split open the flesh, I would assume another part of the body was grounded when the hand touched the water. 
** This topic is always timely. It's important to remember that we are working with electrical power that, under the right conditions, can actually kill us. Proper precautions are vital to our safety.
Because our electrical powered devices are underwater, the plastic insulation on the device and it's power cord is our only protection from electrocution. That insulation must have a perfect seal where it enters the device housing. We must be vigilant to check devices for cracks and power cords for kinks, bends and actual cracks in the insulation. The most common place for a power cord to crack and fail is next to the pump itself. To ensure the insulation remains intact to do it's job:- never lift/carry a pump or any electrical device by the cord. - never wrap the cord tightly so that it makes a sharp bend at the point where it comes out of the device. I commonly see this on heaters and pumps stored and for sale. Not good. - never pull a cord to unplug it from the outlet, always grasp the plug itself and if the plug feels overly hot, replace it. It has become compromised.- never use a device so old that the insulation has become stiff and brittle.- never use wet hands while working on electrical and never stand barefoot on a cement floor or wet floor.- never set up any electrical connection so that accidental water can drip/flow into the connection. Instead, do attach power strips and Apex power bars upside down or sideways to a solid surface (roof or wall of aquarium stand) away from the path of accidental water flow. This way the off switch can be immediately pushed and/or plugs can be pulled out with one hand. This simple improvement can prevent a house fire. 

By trying to practice electrical common sense I can recall having had only one incident in 24 years of working on close to 1000 individual tanks. Here are two instances where electrical common sense was lacking.
The previous owners of a used Laptop Computer had unintentionally left a kink in the power cord. The kink had been pulled so tight and left for so long that when the kink was untied, the cord has become hardened in a permanent curl. The laptop is now mine and I'm concerned and being careful not to pull on the cord too hard to straighten it. This might make the insulation crack or break the wires inside the insulation.
An old black box aquarium LED fixture had evidently been housed for some time in a closed hood in constant overheating. The insulation on the power supply cords became slightly hard and brittle. One of the power cords had been kinked so hard at the plug to the fixture that the brittle inner insulation had cracked, allowing the 2 wires to touch and short circuit. 
Use electricity with knowledge and common sense. It may prevent an incident. 
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