My Reef Savvy V2

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  1. Chris155hp

    Chris155hp Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    I was planning to run an algae scrubber but now I'm thinking just a fuge so nothing at he moment. But they offer space for frag tank drains if I ever choose to do some
     
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    ws6kid Well-Known Member Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    Everything looks awesome :) So clean. That light bracket for the LED looks like it should be offered with the LEDs or the T5 unit. I am also quite envious of that rock, it looks perfect.

    Looking forward to watching this progress.
     
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    MAYBE A MANIFOLD
     
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    Chris155hp Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    Thanks for your kind words!
     
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    tj w Well-Known Member

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    Simply beautiful, I look forward to seeing it all come together for you. Also, the fish room is excellent.
     
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    hubba hubba that thing is stunning!
     
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    Chris155hp Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    Sump arrived today. Can't wait to open it up more after I get home from work today. Here's a quick picture. This thing is massive. I knew it was going to be big but in person it's huge. Just what I wanted for water volume and stability

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    reef heaven Well-Known Member

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    Don't you just love new toys!!! Hehe.
     
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    Chris155hp Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    Here's some more pictures

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    reef fish Well-Known Member

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    Dam that's nice
     
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    Sweet aquadriver helix.
     
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    Chris155hp what a unbelievable sump , absolutely love it. Can't wait for this build to progress more and more. I wanted to ask you how many bulbs is your Matrixx II? And what made you go with Giesemann over ATI?
     
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    Chris155hp Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    Thanks and it's an 8 bulb. Honestly I like the Giessman bc it has 3 channels and it looks better imo over the silver ATI I have an ATI on my old tank so wanted to try something new . Being rimless I think astetics of the lights matter more then usual

    I like the wood look makes the white stands out better.
     
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    Ok that's a makes perfect sense on the light matter. Is it the Bluetooth dimming capability or the standard T5 ? So I am imaging that there are three different power cord coming out of the light fixture or four , a cord per pair of ballast. Sorry I am only asking these question is cuz I picked up a standard 75g 48x18x20in tank that I'll be installing a ghost overflow on and I am looking a lot at T5 lighting . And I am in between 4,6,8 bulb. More leaning towards 6,8 bulbs . Which would you recommend ? I am really loving the look of the Matrixx over the "metal box lighting " quoted from another Reefer lol . But in reality all I want is success this will be my first reef build that I am planning.
     
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    Sorry another question regarding the Matrixx II is the bottom panel or splash guard acrylic or is it glass ? I could not find anything on line about it sorry I must sound dumb asking all theses questions
     
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    Quality build, super drool worthy
     
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    The 60" does not come in dimmable at the moment. I know it originally did but they pulled it because of issues with the drivers. Even if it did I would still go with the non dimmable as I want my apex to have complete control. The 8 bulb has 3 power cords and one cord for the fan. Two cords each control 2 bulbs and the last one controls 4 bulbs (So 2-2-4) . My recommendation is go at least 6 bulbs (that's what I had success with on my old sps tank) but if you go Acro and SPS dominant I favor 8 bulb do to more options with bulb combo. You could even go two 6 T5 bulbs and use the last two slots for the E5 led bulbs to give you that Royal blue led pop, which is an option I seriously considered. This way everything is enclosed in just one fixture. I even thing they just came out with a Gen2 E5 Blue pop thats even better then the first one. Also which ever you choose heavily favor blue plus bulbs.

    Its acrylic
     
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    Thank you very much Chris155hp I will take all this into consideration, thank you again . And right now I am leaning a lot on the 8 bulb option
     
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    If you can swing it that would be my recommendation. Remember you dont have to use all the 8 bulbs slots you could do 6 as long as the left out bulbs are all on the same channel.
     
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