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Old 04-02-12, 15:45
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Old 04-02-12, 16:13
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I am seriously considering an ATI Powermodule.
Glad to see you've finally seen the light , Your corals colours should be amazing under t5s.

Why are you going 21" front to back? Can't you fit in another 3 inches to round it up to 24?

Either way, I'm looking forward to tagging along, and occasionally contributing to, another well thought out and throughly researched tank thread.

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Old 04-02-12, 17:34
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Glad to see you've finally seen the light , Your corals colours should be amazing under t5s.

Why are you going 21" front to back? Can't you fit in another 3 inches to round it up to 24?

Either way, I'm looking forward to tagging along, and occasionally contributing to, another well thought out and throughly researched tank thread.

Good luck!
Thanks Andy. There is a good reason for 21" front to back. I am going to place this tank at the opposite side of my room and the right hand side of the tank is going to be along a wall with a window. I did not want the tank to go beyond the window line.

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Old 04-02-12, 17:45
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Sounds good trout.... I will be keeping taps on this to see how it turns out I am sure it will be fantastic....

Also are you still be using the 250 MH????
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Old 04-02-12, 17:57
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Sounds good trout.... I will be keeping taps on this to see how it turns out I am sure it will be fantastic....

Also are you still be using the 250 MH????
Thanks. Yes, I will use it for a while.
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Old 04-02-12, 19:13
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nick and paul had the Kessel 150's at our last reef meet and i was quite impressed by the small size and power output
and the brackets sound very neat (didn't see them) they also do a 250 for the deeper tanks
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Have you given the dimmable Sunpowers any thought Trout? I'm really impressed with mine.
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Old 04-02-12, 20:47
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Have you given the dimmable Sunpowers any thought Trout? I'm really impressed with mine.
I considered them, but worried that the dimming function may shorten the longevity of bulbs. According to my reading, you need to run your tubes normally for at least so many hours first to ensure that they will not be damaged by the dimming function. Is my worry unfounded? Moreover, is it true that you get three fans with the dimmable sunpower?

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nick and paul had the Kessel 150's at our last reef meet and i was quite impressed by the small size and power output
and the brackets sound very neat (didn't see them) they also do a 250 for the deeper tanks
250? Did you mean 350A?

Kessil 350 has not been in circulation yet.

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Old 04-02-12, 21:08
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I considered them, but worried that the dimming function may shorten the longevity of bulbs. According to my reading, you need to run your tubes normally for at least so many hours first to ensure that they will not be damaged by the dimming function. Is my worry unfounded? Moreover, is it true that you get three fans with the dimmable sunpower?
You get two fans with the SP, long as you burn in the first 100 hours (IIRC) they shouldn't be affected by the dimming function long term. What I really like is it eliminates timers, you can dim the lights when adding livestock and there's lots of flexibility with adding a sunset like pattern. Shame the power module doesn't come as a dimmable version or I'd of rolled with that.
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You get two fans with the SP, long as you burn in the first 100 hours (IIRC) they shouldn't be affected by the dimming function long term. What I really like is it eliminates timers, you can dim the lights when adding livestock and there's lots of flexibility with adding a sunset like pattern. Shame the power module doesn't come as a dimmable version or I'd of rolled with that.
The powermodule does have a dimmable version, but is very expensive.

Do you save any money when you dim your tubes like in led units?


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Regarding the price, I have found a German online retailer who can ship a standard power module (6 X 39W) 169 cheaper than the equivalent UK price.

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