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For those of you running the AI Prime on this tank, how much does the light spill over either side? I need to know while negotiating the spec of the new tank I'm planning!
 

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For those of you running the AI Prime on this tank, how much does the light spill over either side? I need to know while negotiating the spec of the new tank I'm planning!
A good amount of excessive light spills out at its about 170 degrees. You can get a 3d printed diffuser or light shade. 3DReefing sales diffuser and ludnix here on the forums in the 3d printed items in the marketplace sales light shades that reduces amount of light spill. I have the light shade on my evo. Works well, not as good as a full canopy but now I can enjoy my living room in the evenings and nights.
 

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A good amount of excessive light spills out at its about 170 degrees. You can get a 3d printed diffuser or light shade. 3DReefing sales diffuser and ludnix here on the forums in the 3d printed items in the marketplace sales light shades that reduces amount of light spill. I have the light shade on my evo. Works well, not as good as a full canopy but now I can enjoy my living room in the evenings and nights.
That's very helpful, thanks. Does a diffuser work as well as a shade? I think I could get a diffuser over here but can't see any shades available in the UK.
 

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That's very helpful, thanks. Does a diffuser work as well as a shade? I think I could get a diffuser over here but can't see any shades available in the UK.
Yeah, the diffuser has the shade part and a diffusing filter that blends the light more. It eliminates the disco effect the prime puts when the leds are on at specific ratio.

ludnix here on the forums makes and sales the light shade. I got one custom made from him at the normal price. It states in the post to PM him about international shipping. Here is think to his thread. https://www.reef2reef.com/threads/ai-prime-hd-light-shade.615720/
 
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Yeah, the diffuser has the shade part and a diffusing filter that blends the light more. It eliminates the disco effect the prime puts when the leds are on at specific ratio.

ludnix here on the forums makes and sales the light shade. I got one custom made from him at the normal price. It states in the post to PM him about international shipping. Here is think to his thread. https://www.reef2reef.com/threads/ai-prime-hd-light-shade.615720/
Done, thank you!
 

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Hey guys, I am just starting up a build with this tank, and I am curious what people are using for media in the intank media baskets. The current plan is: Basket 1: Filter pad, chemi-blue, purigen Basket 2: Marinepure gems

I'm not totally sold on running purigen with chemi-blue as it seems redundant, but I'm not sure what else to put in there.
 

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I was thinking of making a basket from egg crate, and just using filter floss, carbon and purigen. I'm curious to know whether you get any waterfall type noise as the water flows from the main display into the back?
 

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Just thinking about all the lighting options. Those of you with the current orbit led, is there any way that would fit by removing just the lighting part of the hood, rather than the whole thing?
 

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Exploring all the lighting options, especially since my wife has had a good look at the tank online, and rather likes the hood!! And I agree really. But I really want to have some control over the lighting. Are there any controllable strip lights I could add under the hood? Or, I've seen a video of the current marine strip sitting under the hood, but the legs lift up the hood. Is it possible to neatly cut the hood so the legs fit? Thank you! :)
 
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Exploring all the lighting options, especially since my wife has had a good look at the tank online, and rather likes the hood!! And I agree really. But I really want to have some control over the lighting. Are there any controllable strip lights I could add under the hood? Or, I've seen a video of the current marine strip sitting under the hood, but the legs lift up the hood. Is it possible to neatly cut the hood so the legs fit? Thank you! :)
I suggest losing the hood as it traps heat and raises water temp. I believe they have mesh kits on Amazon that you DIY. Then you alter to where it works with the lighting placement. This is just from my experience, summer days the water would rise to almost 84-85. Back then I just cut an egg crate sheet and placed it on top and set the stock light on it. This helped keeping the temp down. I’ve upgraded lights since then but kept the egg crate since it worked well with some tad alterations.
 

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Here is my little slice of the ocean currently located in the EVO. The plug on the top and disk on the bottom are there to prevent the mushrooms and anemone from stinging. Curing some rock that will take its place soon.

Great tank what light are you running?
 

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Great tank what light are you running?
I read further on cheers . Are you still running this tank with stock lighting. I ask because my bubble tips (reds) are not happy 1 has totally gone pale and hiding and the other has just got alot smaller than before. I didnt know if the stock light was man enough. I found a forum where someone has done par readings on the stock light and they are over 200 par. And about 110 on the bottom surely it would move towards more light if it wasn't in enough. This is my tank now this big nem has been in for 3 weeks now. 1st pic is the day after I put it in the 2nd was yesterday and the 3rd is my red bta not looking it's best.
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I was thinking of making a basket from egg crate, and just using filter floss, carbon and purigen. I'm curious to know whether you get any waterfall type noise as the water flows from the main display into the back?
No waterfall sound I have bought the in tank chamber, running filter floss then chemipure, then purigen. Second chamber modified to be a refugium. With cheato and marine pure block at the bottom. Works fantastic.
 

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this is my one it's all stock except for I added a powerhead and a blue led strip.

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Are you still using stock sponge and filtration setup? Also do you have a skimmer? Struggling to decide on my new tank wether to change the flirtation setup and do away with a skimmer or add it
 
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Are you still using stock sponge and filtration setup? Also do you have a skimmer? Struggling to decide on my new tank wether to change the flirtation setup and do away with a skimmer or add it
I haven't set the tank up yet but I plan on running everything stock and making a diy media basket out of egg crate for the 1st chamber and later on, a fuge for the 2nd chamber. I'll post updates as soon as I get the tank up and running :)
 

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