Sawdonkey's 220 Progress Thread

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  1. sawdonkey

    sawdonkey Valuable Member

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    It's about 20 inches below the surface, but below a cross brace, so not a high-intensity light area. It's also in an area that doesn't get great flow.
     
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    I got a new camera since my house was burglarized. Unfortunately, my computer that had Lightroom on it is now owned by someone else too. Here are some new pics of my fish shot in JPG, cuz that's all I can do for now. I got a new zoom lens that I look forward to doing some macro shots with tomorrow. P1000092.JPG

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    Sorry to hear about the incident. Photos look good though!
     
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    Sucks about the burglary but your fish look great!!!
     
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    Couple more of the fish:

    Al Roker
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    Gary _ Ive had Gary since 2003 gar.JPG

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    Y'know . . .

    I _can_ see a bit of Anderson Cooper in that powderblue . . . beautiful photos of obviously healthy fish!

    ~Bruce
     
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    Couple of new frags from Hung:
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    Also picked up a RR The Vinh, Sexy Orange Passion, and recently acquired a nub of WD.
     
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    Beautiful shots Gunner. I think more frags are in my future along with photography lessons.
     
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    Thanks, I can help you out in both aspects. Just let me know if/when you want to come buy.
     
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    Replacing a couple of burned out diodes today! I've thought my blue channel has looked a little dim lately.

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    How could you tell they were burnt out? I want to keep my eye out for it!
     
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    Super dim light and blackened diodes. They still lit up, but the plastic that surrounds the chip turned black. It's pretty obvious.

    I also had some fans not working, so that probably contributed to the burnt diodes. The red wire that goes into the fans gets oxidized by the salty air and the connection is lost. I was able to solder a couple, but I need to replace quite a few. Ocean Revive's customer service is really responsive and I'm just going to get the fans from them. The will sell them to me for nearly free.
     
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    Thanks! I did a thorough check last night and didn't see any dim ones in the bunch. I'll keep periodically checking and appreciate the heads up!

    I've replaced 4 fans now over 5 fixtures in the last 2 years. I went ahead and bought 10 fans the last time I ordered, super cheap, and the customer service lady asked me twice if I really wanted 10. I said according to my calculations, yes, because I'll need to reorder in 3 years at this rate.

    But if that's the only thing I have to do on these fixtures, I have no complaints at all compared to the pricing of other LED fixtures out there.
     
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    The fans themselves don't go bad. It's the corrosion of the red wire where it attaches to the fan. I'm putting a little dab of silicone over that area before I install the new ones. Should last forever or close to it after this.
     
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    Ahhh, great tip. I'll have to do that as well. Anybody need 10 fans?
     
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    Did you get them replaced?
     
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    After about 4 solid hours of work taking apart, soldering, and putting the fixtures back together, yes. It was worth it though. My tank is obviously brighter and a little bluer than is was before. Looks much better.
     
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    Last weekend I spent a whole day fixing my lights. Today, I spent the whole day syphoning all of the sand out of my DT. I replaced it with the really coarse gravel that's been in my sump for about three years. It's big chunks of shells and live rock.

    I did this to get a different look, to crank up my flow and avoid bare spots, to keep my sump more clean, and because I think the coarse gravel will be really easy to vacuum. Also, I don't think my triggers will pick up and crop dust this stuff as much.

    I know people say this type of substrate is a detritus trap, but with how often I vacuum my gravel, I'm not worried about it.

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    Took a bunch of photos last night and realized I took them in the wrong format. Instead, I finished up my "Sawdonkey" watermark. IMG_5116.JPG
     
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    Beautiful!!! Love the watermark ;)
     
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