Lbacha’s 25g Lagoon & 8g Peninsula zoa & SPS garden

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So I chopped up my AOI’s I got three frag plugs with a couple polyps each and the rest I glued to the live rock to start a colony in the display

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My orange Yuma mushroom

WWC nuclear fission acro

Starscream zoas

AOI’s I’m going to grow out

AOI’s I glued to my rock work

This picture of the red kedds looks good

Flower pot zoas are super bright, I glued them to the front of my rockwork

My zoa garden starting to fill in

My purple monsters already have 3 new heads in less than 2 weeks

Seductions are growing a lot of new heads and they are in 250+ par
 

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I have a fan, I was worried since I was putting a lot of power bricks into a small space so I added this fan and controller I saw on another build to the cabinet

What size lumber did you use? Do you have a picture of the power blocks storage? I love your cabinet and I am considering trying to make something similar (but have little wood working experience). Any tips welcome! Thanks.
 
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What size lumber did you use? Do you have a picture of the power blocks storage? I love your cabinet and I am considering trying to make something similar (but have little wood working experience). Any tips welcome! Thanks.
The whole cabinet is made from 3/4” edge joined pine panels. I cut the pieces and used a kreg jig to make it so the joints where clean. I have some shots of the construction process earlier in my thread.

Here are some shots of the inside

 

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The whole cabinet is made from 3/4” edge joined pine panels. I cut the pieces and used a kreg jig to make it so the joints where clean. I have some shots of the construction process earlier in my thread.

Here are some shots of the inside

How deep is the cabinet? 6 inches? Thank you for the photos.
 
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How deep is the cabinet? 6 inches? Thank you for the photos.
It’s close to 7” the front panel is actually mounted at and angle so the bottom is farther forward.



I didn’t take a lot of pictures while I was building it

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Mind me asking how you are liking the A360X? I read through the thread and didn't see anywhere you talked much about it.
 
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Mind me asking how you are liking the A360X? I read through the thread and didn't see anywhere you talked much about it.
I really like it, great colors and of course the kessil shimmer. My corals are starting to really take off, sps are encrusting and starting new branches and my zoas look amazing under it especially with the added UV

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I really like it, great colors and of course the kessil shimmer. My corals are starting to really take off, sps are encrusting and starting new branches and my zoas look amazing under it especially with the added UV

Len
Awesome. I got the one I ordered in last Friday and am excited to get it setup.
 

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Do you think you’ll get too much shadowing with the sole Kessil? I have a really similar tank and when I did PAR testing I found to have acro-worthy readings I needed to lower the light to like 9” above water but I get so much shadowing even on my frags. Thinking of going with that new AquaticLife hybrid Dimmable fixture with the A360x I have myself because of this concern.
 
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Do you think you’ll get too much shadowing with the sole Kessil? I have a really similar tank and when I did PAR testing I found to have acro-worthy readings I needed to lower the light to like 9” above water but I get so much shadowing even on my frags. Thinking of going with that new AquaticLife hybrid Dimmable fixture with the A360x I have myself because of this concern.
There will be shadowing eventually but I’m only running it at 75% and I get 250 par at the bottom so I will eventually raise it up and increase the intensity. Once the sps really start to shadow (it will be a while) I’ll consider a second 360x. I like the idea of the hybrid but it is way too bulky
 

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Wow. I wonder why we see such a difference. My par wasn’t that high except at 100% intensity at 27% color at 6” depth. I run carbon and a filter sock so I wouldn’t wager it’s water quality. I’ll trade ya! [emoji6]
 
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Wow. I wonder why we see such a difference. My par wasn’t that high except at 100% intensity at 27% color at 6” depth. I run carbon and a filter sock so I wouldn’t wager it’s water quality. I’ll trade ya! [emoji6]
My color is 40% that will definitely make a difference.

What par meter are you using, I have a apogee 510. I also have a seneye so maybe I will compare them

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I used the 510 too rented from BRS. Think I had a peak of like 350 just below the surface and 250 at my corals peak of 6”. There’s a big visual difference I feel between 40% and 27% color so maybe it’s more important. Or my lens could have been dirty! [emoji23]
 
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I used the 510 too rented from BRS. Think I had a peak of like 350 just below the surface and 250 at my corals peak of 6”. There’s a big visual difference I feel between 40% and 27% color so maybe it’s more important. Or my lens could have been dirty! [emoji23]
You lose a lot of par when you go more blue, what are you running the UV channel at. That adds about 90 par at 6” if you have it set to 100%

A little lower par when you go more blue is probably not a big deal as your PUR is higher.

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Not the greatest pics but I added a couple nice zoas

Bowsers

Krakens

Queen Strats


I also got a reverse space monster but it hasn’t opened yet
 
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