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Kellsindell 04-20-2009 06:27 AM

10g Propagation tank
 
I started a Propagation tank. I'm mainly going to use it as a grow out tank and something i can put my new frags into and give to other hobbiest. We'll see how it goes;-). Today is day 2, but here's what i've got so far...

I'm using the LED's off my 55g(my moonlights). I'm using:
3 White LED 3.3V 5mm 25mA
1 100ohms resistor
Actinics:
2 Blue LED 5V 5mm 30mA
1 100ohms resistor

Both power supplies are 12V, one controlling the Main lights one controlling the Actinic. here's a shot of them
Power
http://i151.photobucket.com/albums/s...l/IMG_1067.jpg

LED's (actinic) and Resistors
http://i151.photobucket.com/albums/s...l/IMG_1068.jpg

LED's lit
http://i151.photobucket.com/albums/s...l/IMG_1071.jpg

Actinic
http://i151.photobucket.com/albums/s...l/IMG_1095.jpg

I didn't get a FTS yet, but i'll show it when i get it.
Let me know what you think?!

Kellsindell 04-20-2009 04:43 PM

BTW, the corals that are in the tank (tests):

Softies
Xenia
Green Zoanthids
Button Polyps
Blue Mushroom

LPS
CandyCane

SPS
Elkhorn
Encrusting monti
Birdsnest

I'll let you know what type of results I'm getting with the lights. I'm going to try to borrow a PAR meter to see what i'm getting as far as light penetration.

Kellsindell 04-23-2009 08:01 PM

Ok, here are the over due pics(white balance was out on these, but I fixed it in the next set of pics, Sorry).
Green Zoas and Button Polyps
http://i151.photobucket.com/albums/s...l/IMG_1099.jpg

Candy cane and Birdsnest
http://i151.photobucket.com/albums/s...l/IMG_1101.jpg
http://i151.photobucket.com/albums/s...l/IMG_1116.jpg
Encristing Montipora
http://i151.photobucket.com/albums/s...l/IMG_1102.jpg

FTS before w/b
http://i151.photobucket.com/albums/s...l/IMG_1113.jpg

Kellsindell 04-23-2009 08:02 PM

Ok, w/b is fixed
http://i151.photobucket.com/albums/s...l/IMG_1128.jpg

http://i151.photobucket.com/albums/s...l/IMG_1130.jpg

Elkhorn
http://i151.photobucket.com/albums/s...l/IMG_1133.jpg
http://i151.photobucket.com/albums/s...l/IMG_1135.jpg

oh, i also went frag happy with my pink zoas
FTS
http://i151.photobucket.com/albums/s...l/IMG_1137.jpg

onefish2fish 04-23-2009 10:07 PM

that is awesome. . now plumb it to the 2.5 and plumb that to the display :wink:

Kellsindell 04-23-2009 11:01 PM

Wouldn't be a prop tank if it where now would it?:-P

Kellsindell 04-23-2009 11:08 PM

Oh, and someone is going to let me borrow a PARmeter, so i'll be able to give ya'll some real #'s and i may use it on my other 2 tanks as well...

onefish2fish 04-23-2009 11:46 PM

why cant a prop tank be hooked up to a system? ive def. seen frag tanks hooked onto much larger systems to make them more stable.

Kellsindell 04-24-2009 06:38 AM

true, but then if the display tank has something go horrifically wrong, then the prop tank is dead too. If they aren't connected, you have back up corals and, thought it sucks, you can start over with all the corals you already had and not have to pay more out of pocket. I'm going to have frags of all my corals put into the prop tank eventually, i just want some real #'s to work with before i do.

burlybear 04-26-2009 12:56 PM

Great idea.
BurlyBear
:-)


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