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Discussion in 'Medium Tanks (31-100gal)' started by steve861uk, Feb 23, 2017.

  1. steve861uk

    steve861uk Registered

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    Time to start a tank thread, me thinks :) and provide us with lots of pics of your new tank/setup :banana:
     
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    Crisis potentially averted. i may have accidentally just got myself a Radion XR30w
     
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    If you upgrade the tank you may find you will end up needing 3 primes. Remember i was running 2x hydra 26 on my tank and ended up adding a 3rd to get rid of shadowing. I guess it all comes down to height from the water surface but just something to consider.

    I just went through my thread and noticed i never did a before and after picture going from 2 to 3 lights next to each other. The pictures are there but on separate pages..... On a side note its amazing how much things grow and you never notice until you look at pictures from 6 months previously :laugh:
     
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    I cn't go bigger than this cube and think a divorce may follow if I even attempt it lmao

    Radion will hopefully do the job for me though xx
     
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    Thanks for the heads up :) I'd hope that 2x Primes can cover a 3' tank, but if I opt for a 4' would defo go for 3x

    Have now downloaded and am running a David Saxby Preset - Low Power Respiration Spikes (was easy to do on my android phone :D):

    HD Prime David Saxby.jpg

    A list of my presets (should I ever need them):

    Prime Downloaded Presets.jpg
     
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    @taxidermyem as you can see above I now have the presets you mentioned earlier :banana:

    I started running the lower power version on a 50% acclimatisation over 3 weeks last night and I must say the colours were most excellent :D
     
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    They are fab aren't they :D :D I am actually considering not going down the radion route and going for a hydra 52 or a 2nd prime HD because I love the colour etc that much lol xxx
     
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    An additional Prime would be the cheaper option, especially for your size of tank (got mine from here for a good price: https://charterhouse-aquatics.com/shop/aquatics/lighting/prime-hd/ai-prime-hd-led-black).

    Only trouble with a light such as the 52 is that you can't alter the distance between the LED Lenses, with individual primes you can place them where you want them/need them (and thanks to the pivotal attachment you can angle them as well :aaaaa:).
     
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    Thats definitely my direction at this point to angle them where i want them is my plan and you just can't beat being able to nip on your phone wherever you are and work on them - no controllers, no extra bits of kit etc xx
     
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    Yes, you can't beat scaring the wife and kids with a sudden violent bout of lightning above the tank....whilst happily sipping rum and coke from a Yacht moored miles away from home :risas3::risas3::risas3::risas3::risas3::risas3: (haven't done it yet, but is definitely on the cards :aaaaa:).
     
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    Okay so I got a 2nd prime unit lmao collecting it this evening :campeon::campeon::campeon:

    Tank is freaking huge compared to hwta I expected so need to reassess the whole layout of my living room for it hahhaah xx
     
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    Is it new or 2nd hand? Either way you'll now have more than enough light. I'm looking forward to Summer for the power of 2 :rolleyes::) (and a bigger tank).
     
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    Used one hun 6 months old :) Be couple weeks before it starts being put together xx
     
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