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So I'm Building Stuff Again. 150g Plus Fish Room. (1 Viewer)

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That’s an army of LEDs, boys. It’s a 60”x24” tank and I now have wall to wall LEDs. There maybe a 2” gap between each light unit. I’m excited to see it tomorrow when it lights up!

Plus, you can’t see it because they’re not mounted, but I put in the hardware for two T5 bulbs; one in the front and one in the back. You can see the driver mounted in the recessed area on the right.

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Looks nice, Wounder what kind of par you will be getting.
Oh I'm toning them down. The plan is to spam and reduce the settings. I'm going to limit PAR to no more than 400 at any peak.
 
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Yeah....these lights are inappropriately bright haha

I have them on 1% whites and 50% blues. I haven’t taken a par meter to them yet. I’m probably going to have to remove a unit. It’s just too much dang light!

Having said that, the coverage seems better than my previous setup with three black boxes and four T5s. Parts of corals are lit now that used to be shaded.
 

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OK Cody, it has been a month now...can we see some pics? :) I like this idea. Have you stuck a killowatt on the power strip to see how many watts you are pulling daily? Not that I am too concerned with power usage...I thought those lights were 200watt and at half power it shouldn't be too crazy...
 
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I think I might be doing an expansion on my fish room. I was hesitant to do so, but I think I found a way where I can do all the construction and drywall work around the existing room, then carefully take down the existing walls while the window unit is still able to keep the room chill. My head has been spinning all night with different ways to do it. I'm truly convinced at this point that I enjoy building reef tanks more than maintaining them.
 

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I think I might be doing an expansion on my fish room. I was hesitant to do so, but I think I found a way where I can do all the construction and drywall work around the existing room, then carefully take down the existing walls while the window unit is still able to keep the room chill. My head has been spinning all night with different ways to do it. I'm truly convinced at this point that I enjoy building reef tanks more than maintaining them.
So you will make a one-car garage?
 
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So you will make a one-car garage?
I will still have a garage but no cars would be able to fit in. I’m going to wall off part of my garage from left to right so that you’d have to enter the fish room to get inside the house.
 

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