Ashburn's 187g endgame tank

Discussion in 'Tank Journals' started by ashburn2k, Aug 24, 2018.

  1. grizfyrfyter

    grizfyrfyter Guest

    The ap700 is 10% brighter than a pair of A360we, I assume the 360 is brighter than a 350 but I'm not sure.
  2. rygh

    rygh BOD

    Hmm, nice and bright but seems like the coverage on the ends could be improved.
    Add another AP700, and rotate them 90 deg.
  3. ashburn2k

    ashburn2k Webmaster Staff Member

    Light par update for the DT with dual AP700 7.5 inch above water surface



    Light par update for sps frag with 3x a350 10 inch above water ( white = full white / full blue, red = full blue / no white )
    Light par update for zoa frag with 3x a350 8 inch above water ( white = full white / full blue, red = full blue / no white )

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  4. NanoCrazed

    NanoCrazed Supporting Member

    hah -- was it you that snagged those two ap700s off FB?
  5. Flagg37

    Flagg37 Supporting Member

    That’s the same footprint as my old tank. I had my two ap700’s turned perpendicular to the length. 0B58CE9E-76E2-4923-83C3-FD67CC17D90F.jpeg
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  6. ashburn2k

    ashburn2k Webmaster Staff Member

    Oh no, not me.

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  7. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    DId you actually draw a grid on your tank? Ha! That's awesome.

    Where in the tank was the reading taken from? dead center? Or as close to the rockwork as possible?
    And were those readings based on what you normally run your lights at? Or 100%? I see on your frag tank you have different designations, I'm guessing you don't normally run full white/blue?
  8. ashburn2k

    ashburn2k Webmaster Staff Member

    Yeah i'm old school, dont have the energy to track it via another ipad and scribble when my hand's wet, and i can clean it easily with the blade afterward.

    most readings are dead center at the cross point.
    those readings are what I currently run, no changes planed for my light intensity, and i don't ramp up or down, my lights stay at the same intensity for 8hrs daily, and controled by wifi plugs.

    as for my frag tank, i run full blue when i'm introducing new fishes ( after qt ) and new corals, especially those high end zoas.

  9. Vhuang168

    Vhuang168 Supporting Member

    Hang on. You are running AP700s but don’t ramp and turn them on/off with WiFi plug!?!

    Dave@Kessil must be having a stroke right about now.

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  10. ashburn2k

    ashburn2k Webmaster Staff Member

    I don’t trust their buildin software.

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  11. Vhuang168

    Vhuang168 Supporting Member

    I’ve been running AP700s since they 1st came out. So almost 4 years now. Don’t have any issues with the program since the last update.

    Once you program it, there is really no reason to change anything. Plus when you turn it on, you are using the program anyway. Only difference is yours is a straight line and mine varies.

    But if you feel running it through 2 on/off cycles everyday works for you /shrug. Your lights.

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  12. JVU


    I like having the colors and intensities slowly change over the day with my AP700s, for me it adds a lot of value since everything looks and sometimes acts differently with the changing light. Plus having the very low light settings at night is nice since some days that’s the only time I’m home.

    The control software is bad but once you get the hang of it I haven’t ever had it do something dangerous like turn off or on randomly. For me it’s "don’t like" rather than "don’t trust".
  13. musclebenz

    musclebenz Supporting Member

    Same for me I have mine ramp up and then ramp down in the evening.
  14. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    Yeah I find that as a key feature of LEDs, I don't buy that they're "better" than MH or T5 bulbs, but the ability to change intensity is, IMO, what makes them worth wild. I mean hell I come from some old school where you changed intensity by staggering when your T5 and MH bulbs come on :D :D :D
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  15. ofzakaria

    ofzakaria Supporting Member

    Agreed, t5 and MH are still hard to match in term of success and colorations..

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  16. ashburn2k

    ashburn2k Webmaster Staff Member

    if I don’t have to foot the electric bill, I would do MH in a heart beat.

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  17. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer Past President

    Changing bulbs is for the birds.
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  18. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    What percentage do you run your AP700s at?
  19. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    For me it's remembering when I put the bulb in that's for the birds :D
  20. Flagg37

    Flagg37 Supporting Member

    I had them go off for about a second and then come back on. Nothing that would hurt anything but didn’t @Chromis have then not revert back to their normal program and fried some corals?
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