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post #1 of 17 Old 04-20-2009, 06:27 AM Thread Starter
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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
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LED's (actinic) and Resistors


LED's lit


Actinic


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

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post #2 of 17 Old 04-20-2009, 04:43 PM Thread Starter
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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.

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post #3 of 17 Old 04-23-2009, 08:01 PM Thread Starter
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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


Candy cane and Birdsnest


Encristing Montipora


FTS before w/b

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post #4 of 17 Old 04-23-2009, 08:02 PM Thread Starter
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Ok, w/b is fixed




Elkhorn



oh, i also went frag happy with my pink zoas
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post #5 of 17 Old 04-23-2009, 10:07 PM
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that is awesome. . now plumb it to the 2.5 and plumb that to the display
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post #6 of 17 Old 04-23-2009, 11:01 PM Thread Starter
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Wouldn't be a prop tank if it where now would it?

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post #7 of 17 Old 04-23-2009, 11:08 PM Thread Starter
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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...

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post #8 of 17 Old 04-23-2009, 11:46 PM
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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.
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post #9 of 17 Old 04-24-2009, 06:38 AM Thread Starter
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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.

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post #10 of 17 Old 04-26-2009, 12:56 PM
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Great idea.
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