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DIY : Led build questions

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 04:05
Author: Mark Peterson
Subject: Led build questions
Posted: February 21 2017 at 10:05am

I'm known locally by some as the "king of DIY". As such, I'm following this thread with great interest. Would love to see progress pics too.
Aloha,Mark  
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Aquarium Related Classifieds : FS: 75 with stand and RO Unit

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 03:57
Author: Mark Peterson
Subject: FS: 75 with stand and RO Unit
Posted: February 21 2017 at 9:57am

Yes, and I have a Dual Pass RO/DI also available. The dual pass is useful at improving product water purity over a single RO membrane unit. Another purpose for dual pass is to reduce the ratio of waste water and it is also useful in areas where the culinary water has a much higher TDS(Total Dissolved Solids). TDS is the method we use to determine water purity.My phone # is in the OP but here it is again: 808-345-1049
Aloha,Mark  

 

Edited by Mark Peterson - 2 hours 10 minutes ago at 10:50am
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Introduce Yourself : New to forum

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 03:53
Author: jdinchak
Subject: New to forum
Posted: February 21 2017 at 9:53am

Welcome!
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Aquarium Related Classifieds : Need ro/di unit

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 03:49
Author: Mark Peterson
Subject: Need ro/di unit
Posted: February 21 2017 at 9:49am

Okay, I have a friend that just bought a used Red Sea 250 on Saturday because he wants to tear down and replace his 72 gal bow front tank. It came with a very good RO/DI Unit that he doesn't need because he already has an RO Unit. This RO/DI Unit even has "dual pass" RO Membranes which is used in "dirty water" cities and makes the DI resin last longer. These regularly sell for ~$240. It's available for $150 OBO. 
Aloha,Mark  808-345-1049

Edited by Mark Peterson - 2 hours 60 minutes ago at 10:00am
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Introduce Yourself : New to forum

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 03:37
Author: Mark Peterson
Subject: New to forum
Posted: February 21 2017 at 9:37am

Hmmm?  Coral do respond negatively to change but they get over it and bounce back.  I believe it is possible that coral can be spoiled with too much clean and too much stability so that when change happens, they aren't able to handle it. This observation was made many years ago by a founding father in this hobby, LeRoy Headlee of www.garf.org. He has since passed away. He was a pioneer in this hobby, with seemingly boundless enthusiasm. He was one of the first to propagate coral. He was a frequent guest speaker at WMAS meetings. On his first engagement (1996) he taught us how to frag Sarcophyton. I miss him.
Aloha,Mark 

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EMERGENCY FORUM : white stuff on my powder blue

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 03:31
Author: Mark Peterson
Subject: white stuff on my powder blue
Posted: February 21 2017 at 9:31am

I disagree. I have seen Marine Velvet come and go. Also, it doesn't look exactly the same in every outbreak. I am not fish disease expert but I certainly have seen a lot of issues in my time.
Brooknella is almost always fatal and I've never seen anything that can stop it. Granted, I have not seen everything.
My suggestion would be to set aside the Garlic Extreme to try some of the Garlic that I found works more effectively in more tanks, Solgar Garlic Pearles. I'm not meaning to argue. I just know how powerful this stuff is in almost every tank I have used it. It has worked when Kent Garlic Extreme has not worked. Like I say in the thread, if a garlic product hasn't cleared the problem in a few days, it's not working. Switch to another.
Some may say I'm crazy to put so much faith in this one product. Well, I may be crazy, but consider this. There is a product that has similar unique power against a different issue, Kent Tech M. Bryopsis Algae only dies when Kent Tech M is used to raise Mg. No other Mg supplement kills Bryopsis. It has to do with the formulation, the recipe used to make the product.
You are in Taylorsville. I am in Murray. I carry a bottle of Solgar Garlic with me in my maintenance kit. Here is my phone # 808-345-1049. Please call/text your address. I can have some on your doorstep in 10 minutes.
Aloha,Mark  808-345-1049

Edited by Mark Peterson - 1 hour 50 minutes ago at 11:10am
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EMERGENCY FORUM : white stuff on my powder blue

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 03:29
Author: Krazie4Acans
Subject: white stuff on my powder blue
Posted: February 21 2017 at 9:29am

If it's Lympho then chances are your sailfin will never show signs. They are so much more resilient than Powder blues. Once the signs of it go away I would back off the garlic as you can build it up in your system over time and not only will the tank smell like garlic but it won't be as effective at helping promote feeding in the future.
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DIY : Led build questions

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 03:23
Author: Krazie4Acans
Subject: Led build questions
Posted: February 21 2017 at 9:23am

You should be able to carefully scrape the white paint off the trace on both sides of the cut and then solder a wire across the cut to get the channel working again. If you hold the board at an angle to a light you will be able to see the slight bump of the traces under the paint so you know where to scrape. I use a sharp exacto to scrap slowly through the paint until you get to the copper.
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Meetings and Events : March Meeting - Physics of Aquarium Lighting

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 03:09
Author: jdinchak
Subject: March Meeting - Physics of Aquarium Lighting
Posted: February 21 2017 at 9:09am

Josh Newsome from Dynasty Corals will be joining us from Idaho for this meeting. He will be bringing the heat, in the form of fantastic coral (who knows, maybe better weather).  You definitely don't want to miss Josh and Dynasty!
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EMERGENCY FORUM : white stuff on my powder blue

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 03:00
Author: WaitForIt...
Subject: white stuff on my powder blue
Posted: February 21 2017 at 9:00am

I was thinking lympho too. I got home last night and the spots in the picture were almost completely gone! Like I said, this thing comes and goes. That's kinda why I don't think its brook. Right now, I guess I'll just keep him well fed and use garlic. By the way, I use the Kents garlic. So far, so good. I also have a sailfin tang that doesn't show any sign of infection. Keep em crossed!
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DIY : Led build questions

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 02:44
Author: Seth
Subject: Led build questions
Posted: February 21 2017 at 8:44am

I will do that! And hopefully learn how to fix my mistake if not I'll strip it and try again lol
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Aquarium Related Classifieds : CandyCanes

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 02:28
Author: Kevin
Subject: CandyCanes
Posted: February 21 2017 at 8:28am

I have lots of CandyCanes and need tank space.

Neon Green CandyCanes - $3 per head
Brown w. Green Centers and White Stripes - $10 for a large piece (10+ heads), $5 for a small piece.

Also I would be happy to consider trades.







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DIY : Led build questions

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 02:20
Author: Krazie4Acans
Subject: Led build questions
Posted: February 21 2017 at 8:20am

The browning or discoloration is pretty common on the lower end LED's it is due to the plastic that is used over the diode not being UV safe and the closer the blue color gets to UV the more the plastic discolors. Some of the newer lights have changed the plastic to prevent this. It does reduce the light output of the LEDs as it blocks light. Those LEDs should be replaced even if nothing else is done to the lights.
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Aquarium Related Classifieds : ACRO's Needed

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 02:16
Author: scfurse77
Subject: ACRO's Needed
Posted: February 21 2017 at 8:16am

Contact Jeffm. I am pretty sure he's got all of these. 
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DIY : Led build questions

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 01:51
Author: Seth
Subject: Led build questions
Posted: February 21 2017 at 7:51am

Also the blues currently on the board have what looks like burn marks. It was noticeable before the customization.
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DIY : Led build questions

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 01:50
Author: Seth
Subject: Led build questions
Posted: February 21 2017 at 7:50am

As per your warning I cut one tracer. Lost a channel due to it. I have tried selling them in the past and no one wanted them because they were a "black box" over $50. As for the housing part I'll post pics of what I did to help that issue
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DIY : Led build questions

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 01:26
Author: Krazie4Acans
Subject: Led build questions
Posted: February 21 2017 at 7:26am

Splitting that board in half probably isn't the best idea for two reasons. First the drivers for those lights are designed to be driving all of those LEDs on the light not half of them. Second by cutting the board you are also cutting the "wires" (board traces) that are running under that white painted surface. That means you will have to figure out where to jumper wires and how to solder them onto the traces in order to get the lights to work again after you cut it. It also means that you won't be able to have the unit in the housing anymore which will expose the electronics to splashes and salt spray that they will not survive long in.

These are not you typical Chinese LED's at the diodes are arranged into small puck like areas and not just running rows of diodes. In my experience these fixtures use the Phillips bridgelux LED's and not the cheap Chinese ones found in other units.

I think if it were me working with this setup I would sell these working lights as is andturn that money around in some Reefbright strips, SB Reeflight strips or stunner strips in the blue color that you are looking for.

Hope that helps.
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EMERGENCY FORUM : white stuff on my powder blue

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 00:56
Author: Krazie4Acans
Subject: white stuff on my powder blue
Posted: February 21 2017 at 6:56am

I agree it's most likely not velvet as it would not come and go (especially on a powder blue) and would be effecting other fish in the tank not just the tang.

Lymphocystis fits, so does Brooklinella(sp).

As far as treatment. Prazi Pro would be a great thing but the stress of catching the fish to move to the QT could make the disease flare up more. I think if it were me I would make sure to feed well and watch for any signs of it getting worse or spreading. If he's had these signs before then chances are he will be able to fight it off again if kept well fed and healthy. I would also think about removing for treatment if it appears his gill plate is effected at all. The picture you posted is hard to tell if it's interfering with the plate or not.

I hope he got better over the weekend and this is all unnecessary.
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DIY : Led build questions

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 20:48
Author: phys
Subject: Led build questions
Posted: February 21 2017 at 2:48am

Really the only thing you need to worry about is getting the wiring right and making sure you're not over/under powering them. If you have to split the board, make sure you keep track of the connections across it and wire them back in properly. If it has multiple switches for the colors, just make sure you use the same power supply for that section.

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Tank Threads : 400 Gallon Starphire Build - Mixed Reef

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 20:40
Author: phys
Subject: 400 Gallon Starphire Build - Mixed Reef
Posted: February 21 2017 at 2:40am

lookin good!
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