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post #31 of 436 Old 10-16-2012, 07:05 AM Thread Starter
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Car got out of the shop yesterday so the tank is in place.

Another roadblock, though not a bigge. I noticed the hood was getting really hot. Not having t5's before I was not sure how out would be but I mean......they were hot. I'm also using two 65watt bulbs rather than the two 55 watt stock as the LFs showed me their RSM running with 65watts. So I have a kitte extra light.

Looked in the vent on the side of the hood and noticed the two cooling fans were not spinning, so I ordered 4. I will at minimum replace the two but also try to add two more on the other side for a "push/pull" effect over the lights. They should be here Thursday
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Just got a response back from RSM which is great since I emailed them last night. The the fans should not be on all the time, just when it gets hot, "the majority of the time the lights are on". Well after 20 mins there were not fans so I'm glad I ordered the new ones. Maybe I can rig it so they are always on.
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Just waiting on my packages.............

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post #35 of 436 Old 10-16-2012, 10:13 PM
Ouch. Now that sucks. But, hey, on a good note, looks good.
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Ouch. Now that sucks. But, hey, on a good note, looks good.
Thanks....RO/DI has been in US Customs in San Fran since last thursday. Refractometer is who knows, tracking has not been updated........Fans did not ship yet allthough estimated delivery (its amazon prime) says Thursday.....at least I know the Marco rocks will be here thursday.
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post #37 of 436 Old 10-16-2012, 11:53 PM
WOW, you got stuff held up everywhere.
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WOW, you got stuff held up everywhere.
Yea..... I ordered everything thinking "yay, i have everything" ......... but i forgot i need to wait for it..... good news is, RO/DI is in my zipcode. I assume it wont be out for delivery until tomorrow but thats OK cause the rock and fans wont be here until tomorrow anyway.

I assume mixing the salt water in the tank THE FIRST TIME IT IS FILLED is OK? ie, filling the tank with RO/DI and then adding salt straight to the tank, turning on the pump and letting her go?
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Yea..... I ordered everything thinking "yay, i have everything" ......... but i forgot i need to wait for it..... good news is, RO/DI is in my zipcode. I assume it wont be out for delivery until tomorrow but thats OK cause the rock and fans wont be here until tomorrow anyway.

I assume mixing the salt water in the tank THE FIRST TIME IT IS FILLED is OK? ie, filling the tank with RO/DI and then adding salt straight to the tank, turning on the pump and letting her go?
Spoke to soon (good thing).... RO/DI unit is already at my parents and Rock is on the truck for delivery.
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post #40 of 436 Old 10-17-2012, 02:26 PM
Yea first time you fill the tank you can mix it in the tank. Unless you using cured live rock. Then its not a good idea for the rock to sit in fresh water.
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