Someone go grab this!

Discussion in 'Other Reef Talk' started by Fenix, Nov 4, 2016.

  1. Fenix

    Fenix Guest

    Check it out

    I think you could even do it with the chinese led boxes from ebay. That's what I was considering doing.
     
  2. Calde0920

    Calde0920 Guest

  3. Fenix

    Fenix Guest

    Yeah, but that tank is half the size...
     
  4. Calde0920

    Calde0920 Guest

    It's actually done on both
     
  5. Fenix

    Fenix Guest

    Well, I expect pictures :p
     
  6. Flagg37

    Flagg37 Officer at large

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  7. Calde0920

    Calde0920 Guest

    I'm trying to use the calculator but it's not working
     
  8. Flagg37

    Flagg37 Officer at large

    I've always had trouble using it on my phone but never from a desktop.
     
  9. iCon

    iCon Supporting Member

    Funny, I think most folks that have been in the hobby for 5+ years would say that T5s, supplemented by LEDs is the way to go. Instead of removing the T5 setup, consider adding LEDs to the T5s. I forget what the RSM inners look like, so there may simply not be enough space =\
     
  10. Calde0920

    Calde0920 Guest

    I thought about that but I don't want to buy 5 or 8 bulbs it adds up and they will need to be changed after a little while. And I've been reading heat can be an issue with the closed top
     
  11. rygh

    rygh Supporting Member

    In terms of growth, electricity, and cost, yes, a LOT of people would agree.
    But people in the hobby for a long time also get sick of all the general maintenance.
    And nothing can beat the almost zero maintenance of pure LED.
     
  12. iCon

    iCon Supporting Member

    Couldn't agree more :)
    AI + Kessil only here!
     
  13. Calde0920

    Calde0920 Guest

    Any one run ocean revive
     
  14. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    And the absolute kick in the nuts feeling when the next year or two your favorite brand releases an even better fixture than the one you got, with more features, and the same (or cheaper) price.

    That said, there is a life span of usefulness on LEDs and the lack of maintenance could get you in trouble as you wonder why in 5-6 years things are not looking so great, but the lights still look just as bright to your eyes.
     
  15. Calde0920

    Calde0920 Guest

    Well it's done and rimless now[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

    1.5 hours later some tugging 20 razors and hacksaw later tank looks amazing. And it has an awesome flat Polish bevel also
     
  16. Gablami

    Gablami Supporting Member

    nice work. good luck!
     

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