Arnold's Tank - added tank progression shots 2-6 year growth pics - Added RAPID LED ONYX fixture.

Discussion in 'Tank Journals' started by Apon, Nov 21, 2007.

  1. xinumaster

    xinumaster Guest

    I really love that elegance coral. Are you planning to frag that coral soon?
     
  2. Apon

    Apon Volunteer

    which one? the one in the zero edge or the aussie one in the 120at home.....its getting big. I have never fraged one before Perry....have you? Also remember I don't have alot of fraging tools, only the bone shears. I will think about it.
     
  3. xinumaster

    xinumaster Guest

    This one right here. How do you distinquish between aussie and indo?

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  4. Apon

    Apon Volunteer

    I can't except from where the LFS said they go it from.
     
  5. Apon

    Apon Volunteer

    Well as most know of you know I had a tank crash from a power outage.

    http://www.bareefers.org/discussion/index.php?topic=5077.0
     
  6. Apon

    Apon Volunteer

    Ok update for my log - new pic from March 2009 SF tank tour.

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    the rest of the shot here - thanks to Eric for the pics.

    http://www.bareefers.org/home/node/6581
     
  7. JAR

    JAR Supporting Member

    Dang dude! You too have a cool tank!
     
  8. Apon

    Apon Volunteer

    Just for fun I found some old pics of my tank...

    A 2 year old pic of the tank that Mike took on the first SF Tank Tour - what a difference March 2006

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    My picture from Jan 2007 - I still have most of these fish and corals :) - this is when I noticed my skimmer wasn't running anymore.

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    Images from Art from 2nd tank tour 3-7-07 ( no full tank shot - but you can see how small my gigas were and how empty the tank is : )

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    Image from Art - september 2007

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    Ok updated shots from the SF tank tour 5/4/08 - thanks to Eric for the pictures.

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    The rest of the pics on this thread.

    http://www.bareefers.org/discussion/index.php?topic=3670.0
     
  9. Apon

    Apon Volunteer

    OK - I guess I haven't updated my tank thread in a long while.....even though I come to meetings.

    After the Rapid LED meeting I decide to try to change from MH to LED and I bought 2 of there Onyx Fixtures. It was about time to change the bulbs and that would have cost me about $200 anyways so I decided to try the LEDs out. I just installed them today Feb 1, 2013. I want to see how the corals and clams do for the next months and to gauge how much power cost/savings. I usually pay about $100 to $120 a month on power for my place.

    I used to run 2 x 250w MH Plus 2 x 39w T5HO. Plus some reefbrite strips for a little extra light at the front of the tank. I left the reefbrites there and added 2 ONYX fixtures ( 60 degrees). The tank looks alittle darker since I don't get a s much spread on the lights but it does look ok to me for now. Wish me luck.

    Click to enlarge the pic.

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  10. JAR

    JAR Supporting Member

    I will be interested to see how it all works out:) nice looking tank
     
  11. JAR

    JAR Supporting Member

    Big move!
     
  12. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer President

    Looks good! Don't be fooled by the "doesn't look as bright" impression. LEDs won't look as bright even though there can be about the same PAR as mh
     
  13. Apon

    Apon Volunteer

    Thanks Mike and John. So far so good.

    John if you want to check it out come by anytime. LMK. I think I finally got rid of those AEFW so I am now just starting to add some SPS back in slowly.
     
  14. Kmooresf

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  15. CookieJar

    CookieJar Guest

    glad to see you made the switch to LED. you'll like the electricity savings.
     
  16. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    Alright Arnold! Yeah if replacing bulb cost me $200 a pop, going over to these would be a no brainer, I'll make the move just a little more slowly.

    One thing you should keep an eye on is the heat, I thought you didn't keep any heaters, but without halides over the tank you might find temperatures dropping considerably (unless you keep your place at 80°F :)

    It's one of the few things people don't take into account when figuring how much energy they'll save.
     
  17. Apon

    Apon Volunteer

    Thanks Mike, so far the tank has only dropped to 75 degrees with the lights off...about 4 degree drop.
     
  18. bee505

    bee505 Supporting Member

    Tank is looking good. Can't wait to hear about the result after a couple months.
     
  19. Apon

    Apon Volunteer

    update looks like the electric bill has come down about $25. My last bill is now only $75 for power. Lets see if it comes down more.
     
  20. Raddogz

    Raddogz Guest

    Whoah! It looks a little dimmer for sure - but the corals look amazing! :)
     

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