I was up at my LFS tonight, and he was ready to install his brand new Radions into the canopy fixture. I couldn't pass up the opportunity to play with these for a bit, and took pictures with my iPhone4 as time allowed. Two days ago, i posted on our Facebook/reefaddicts wall that Ecotech released information to upgrade the current LED reflector with their new TIR lens. Frank had a bag of these lens already, so I offered to swap out a pair to see what was involved. Initially I figured you had
Updated 08-12-2012 at 01:20 AM by melev
While attending NERAC last weekend, I never had a chance to purchase any raffle tickets that day. A friend of mine named Kathy offered to loan me $20 cash since they only accepted cash or checks. With her assistance, I was actually buying my tickets as they pulled the first ticket. I bought $10 worth of $1 tickets, and got 12 green tickets. Then I spent $10 more on the $2 tickets and got six red tickets.
I quickly separated the green tickets and tossed them in the community bucket.
While was in Des Moines during September for MACNA 23, my tank sitter contacted me to let me know the anemone was up to no good and that one of my corals had turned white. I thought it was just a little frag that was too close to the BTA, but when he sent me a picture via MMS, I nearly lost my mind. The coral was actually three in one spot, and the little frag that I thought was the victim was completely fine. Here's some of the damage.
Too much light spilling in from my refugium required me to do something. Since I'm totally out of black acrylic, I thought I'd get some coroplast at Hobby Lobby. However, they had none and stopped selling it. Wandering around the store, I found sheets of black foam 3mm thick, about the size of a placemat. Each sheet was $0.99, so I bought four.
I affixed it to the back of the refugium light with some velcro,
Updated 03-29-2011 at 10:35 PM by melev
I pulled out the test kits tonight to see where things are. I'm happy to report great numbers across the board.
Even with these excellent numbers, I'm going to do a 50g water change tomorrow.
The LED refugium lighting was installed two nights ago, and they look fantastic. Totally