Will's 300g Re-Do

Discussion in 'Tank Journals' started by Wlachnit, Apr 16, 2017.

  1. Wlachnit

    Wlachnit Vice President

    Yeah...I think that is right. The specs state that it draws 1.11A (132w)....which is still a lot for an LED fixture. Very bright and very red!
  2. Wlachnit

    Wlachnit Vice President

  3. daddio

    daddio Supporting Member

    Wow! 132 watts is a lot. The chaeto we started is growing like a weed on 15 watts of LED. 5,000k
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  4. scuzy

    scuzy Supporting Member

    It's not bad the h380 pulls 90 watts
  5. Flagg37

    Flagg37 Colorado member

    And costs like 3 times as much.
  6. Gablami

    Gablami Supporting Member

    Doesn't the purple disco ball effect bother you when you're staring at your chaeto? Gotta get that kessil shimmer!

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  7. JVU

    JVU Supporting Member

    10-fold difference in size and weight to fit inside your stand. Quieter operation. Reputable local reefing-oriented company with good customer service vs previously unknown Chinese brand.

    Cost isn't the only factor that matters. I'm not saying anything is wrong with the Mars light (it gets great reviews, especially for growing pot lol), just that there are also legitimate reasons to spend more on the Kessil. It's a personal decision of how much you are willing to pay for the differential, or whether it seems like a waste of money to you personally.
  8. Vhuang168

    Vhuang168 Supporting Member

    The Kessil is indeed smaller.

    My Mars Hydro has been dead quiet.

    Kessil's parent company builds light for many different industries. And if I have my history correct, Kessil started making lights NOT for the reefing community but for the Horticulture industry. It's almost safe to say that is still their main focus.

    Mars Hydro has a reefling light as well if I'm not wrong.

    While cost is not the only factor, for the purpose of growing chaetomorpha, a green plant, both seem to do the job amazingly well. So the decision to NOT buy the Kessil for me was because size and shape are a non factor for me so cost was the only deciding factor.

    But there is nothing wrong with buying a Kessil. I almost bought a H350. Because it's white instead of black.

    Some people buy Ferraris, others buy Acura even if they could afford Ferraris. Different strokes.

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  9. Wlachnit

    Wlachnit Vice President

    I still haven't had a chance to hook up the Mars light. But I started dosing low amounts of NoPox in the meantime and it looks like over the course of 9 days, NO3 has gone from 25-30 to 15. Of course I also tweaked my skimmer at the same time. If this stays the course, I will most likely take my biopellet reactor off line.
  10. scuzy

    scuzy Supporting Member

    If you are doing nopox no need for pellets.
  11. Wlachnit

    Wlachnit Vice President

    Yeah...just want to make sure that the NoPox effect sticks. Although, I honestly don't think my biopellet said are doing anything.

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  12. Wlachnit

    Wlachnit Vice President

    Argh.... Looks like my Red Dragon may be RTN'ing. I had a small frag that I was going to bring to the frag swap that RTN'd and my colony has spots of RTN as well. This is one sensitive species! My water temp has been hovering 80.5 to 81 for the last 5 days from the heat wave vs 78.5-79.5 that it had been running this summer. My nitrates have also come down over an 8d period. So...maybe those changes were enough for it not to be happy?
  13. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer President

    Did you take a picture of it, or maybe tell someone it was cool or doing well?
  14. Gablami

    Gablami Supporting Member

    Yeah I've had two red dragons rtn on me. My third one seems to be doing better though :). Won't quit

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  15. Wlachnit

    Wlachnit Vice President

    Yes! earlier in my thread I stated it was doing fine!.....sh#t!
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  16. Wlachnit

    Wlachnit Vice President

    Well...it's official.... my CITR Red Dragon RTNd completely in about 36h.....

    From this

    To this

    I've now sworn off red dragons!
  17. Sorry that it happened to you. These guys can be quite challenging even coming from an established tank.
  18. Vhuang168

    Vhuang168 Supporting Member

    Lol. Welcome to the club!

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  19. scuzy

    scuzy Supporting Member

    Looks alive jk sorry man that sucks
  20. Wlachnit

    Wlachnit Vice President

    My nitrates are down to 8 as of yesterday. I do wonder if they came down too fast (a couple of weeks). And now I have read that that can affect potassium levels. Has anyone experienced this? Is this something I should worry about and test for?

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