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Unboxing Odyssea refugium and lighting

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Unboxing Odyssea refugium and lighting
Old 05-09-2012, 08:53 AM   #1
 
Unboxing Odyssea refugium and lighting

I decided to post my unboxing pictures in the equipment forum instead of my build thread. Build is here.

A couple boxes patiently waiting for me to open them.


Everything was nicely double boxed. I'll go through the Refugium first.







Got everything laid out


Powerhead


Plumbing


Skimmer cup


Unfortunately I had a small(read big) mishap and snapped the plumbing for the skimmer. I was having a hell of a time trying to get the pipe vertical as it should be coming down into the tank. I thought it was weird that there was no o-rings included and it made it horrible to get things lined up right. Well little did I know but they were sitting in a small bag inside the skimmer cup! Shame on me for not looking through everything and shame on aquatraders for no instructions. I'm gonna blame this about 90% on me 10% on them lol.(as I'm looking through my pictures I see the o-rings sitting right in the bag next to the skimmer cup!. hate myself.)



Anyways I'm another $20 down and waiting for the replacement piping to come in. I'll post up pictures with complete setup when I get the new parts.
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Old 05-09-2012, 08:56 AM   #2
 
On to the lighting. First I'll go through the nice little Beamswork 10" led fixture I got for my fuge lighting. This thing feels solid and seems like it is built well. Hopefully it is adequate lighting for chaeto growth.













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Old 05-09-2012, 09:01 AM   #3
 
And last but not least the 4x24w deluxe T5HO fixture.







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When I first lit up the fixture they had the bulbs firing side by side instead of alternating. It was an easy 2 minute fix to switch around a set of endcaps. Timer setup was easy and went great.


Before with my makeshift lighting


After
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Old 05-12-2012, 07:26 PM   #4
 
Nice. I'm about to buy equipment too after I'm done leak testing my tank. How does everything look now?
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Old 05-12-2012, 11:47 PM   #5
 
I'm still waiting for the replacement plumbing pieces to arrive. I should have pictures of the refugium setup this upcoming week.
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