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Forum: Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment 09/12/2007, 04:56 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,477
Posted By RichConley
Did you even read the article I posted? ...

Did you even read the article I posted?



You see that? 17 degree DAILY swings are not considered uncommon. 8 degrees is normal. And thats with the mean moving, IE, temp can swing from +/- 5...
Forum: Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment 09/12/2007, 04:43 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,477
Posted By RichConley
Considering theres a HUGE amount of scientific...

Considering theres a HUGE amount of scientific literature suggesting it, and absolutely none suggesting that corals need temperature stability....
Forum: Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment 09/12/2007, 04:31 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,477
Posted By RichConley
Most reefs ARE very close to shore. Drastic...

Most reefs ARE very close to shore. Drastic temperature swings ARE common.
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For those of you who think that stability is a natural concept, I highly suggest you read this
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Forum: Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment 09/12/2007, 04:15 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,477
Posted By RichConley
This is stolen from Green Bean, and is about...

This is stolen from Green Bean, and is about Helmuth's research
Forum: Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment 09/12/2007, 04:13 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,477
Posted By RichConley
You're confused. Corals in the carribean are...

You're confused. Corals in the carribean are dying because of HIGH temperatures, not unstable temperatures. I really suggest you read some research, specifically that by Brian Helmud


Here are...
Forum: Reef Discussion 09/12/2007, 03:49 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,347
Posted By RichConley
One thing to note here Ninja, MHs dont hit that...

One thing to note here Ninja, MHs dont hit that 90-110 watt mark until you start hitting the 175-250w range. The smaller bulbs are less efficient, and 70w bulbs aren't any more efficient than CF...
Forum: Reef Discussion 09/12/2007, 12:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 408
Posted By RichConley
if the rock was just dried, and not fully...

if the rock was just dried, and not fully bleached (with bleach) then the tank IS cycling.
Forum: Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment 09/12/2007, 12:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 197
Posted By RichConley
Why is that surprising? Both are innefficient,...

Why is that surprising? Both are innefficient, hot, inferior, and more expensive than their competition.
Forum: Reef Discussion 09/12/2007, 12:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 813
Posted By RichConley
Thats a huge assumption, and one I've found to be...

Thats a huge assumption, and one I've found to be generally false.
Forum: Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment 09/12/2007, 12:14 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,964
Posted By RichConley
I'm sorry Engine 7, but when people are making...

I'm sorry Engine 7, but when people are making claims along the lines of "T5s produce less heat per watt" then YES, your ideas and past experiences ARE ridiculous, because they dont jibe with...
Forum: Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment 09/12/2007, 12:11 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,964
Posted By RichConley
I'm running 6x54w on my 72g bow. I would not run...

I'm running 6x54w on my 72g bow. I would not run 4 and expect to be able to keep sps where I want. The 72 gallon bow runs from 12" wide to 18" wide. My 6 bulbs are all over the 15 back inches of the...
Forum: Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment 09/12/2007, 12:07 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,964
Posted By RichConley
The Phillips/Sylvania datasheets for the two...

The Phillips/Sylvania datasheets for the two technologies. Both produce almost EXACTLY the same amount of light per watt.


Grim's readings are nice, but without comparing bulbs with exactly the...
Forum: Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment 09/12/2007, 12:05 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,964
Posted By RichConley
No, logic does not dictate that. Logic dictates...

No, logic does not dictate that. Logic dictates that you need to move much more air to cool the T5 setup because the heat is spread out more.

This is SIMPLE thermodynamics.
Forum: Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment 09/12/2007, 12:00 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,477
Posted By RichConley
I'm sorry, but this is more falsehoods. ...

I'm sorry, but this is more falsehoods.


4-6 degree DAILY temperature swings are NORMAL on ocean reefs.


Keeping temperature stable destroys a coral's ability to thermoadapt. The reason why...
Forum: Do It Yourself 09/12/2007, 11:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 392
Posted By RichConley
Aquarium Silicon IS GE Silicon I

Aquarium Silicon IS GE Silicon I
Forum: Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment 09/12/2007, 10:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 821
Posted By RichConley
"performs well" is subjective. IMO, the $200...

"performs well" is subjective.

IMO, the $200 turboflotor, which isnt even a good skimmer, outperforms it, for under half the price.



Maybe I just have higher standards for skimmer...
Forum: Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment 09/12/2007, 10:49 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,964
Posted By RichConley
Please show me where "this has been shown" ...

Please show me where "this has been shown"

Please post a credible reference. This has not been shown, as it is false.





The Mag18 is 180w of pure heat.
Forum: Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment 09/12/2007, 10:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 821
Posted By RichConley
I'm not commenting on something I haven't used....

I'm not commenting on something I haven't used. The MCE600 is an extremely poorly designed product.
Forum: Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment 09/12/2007, 10:39 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,477
Posted By RichConley
Your LFS is wrong. Mean temperature for a large...

Your LFS is wrong. Mean temperature for a large part of the year in Fiji and the Marshall Islands is higher than 85.


Your animals will only be bothered at 85 if you are keeping them at stable,...
Forum: Reef Discussion 09/12/2007, 10:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 506
Posted By RichConley
Yes, you can grow SPS under T5s. Yes, they can,...

Yes, you can grow SPS under T5s. Yes, they can, and DO, look as good as those under MH. NO, you dont need to put them up at the top of the tank.


I switched from 2x250w Phoenix 14ks to a 6x54w T5...
Forum: Reef Discussion 09/12/2007, 10:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 202
Posted By RichConley
Bebo, I keep hearing that flake has tons of...

Bebo, I keep hearing that flake has tons of phosphate, but no one can ever point me to anything credible that says so. I'm of the opinon that its no more than "reef myth" at this point.

I dont...
Forum: Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment 09/12/2007, 09:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 821
Posted By RichConley
I agree with Hahn here, the MCE600 is a very...

I agree with Hahn here, the MCE600 is a very poorly designed piece of junk with a decent pump on it. You'd have a much better skimmer throwing an Aquabee on a Turboflotor than you have with the...
Forum: Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment 09/12/2007, 09:22 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,477
Posted By RichConley
Re: How hot are you!

Most of our corals are from Fiji, Indonesia, the Marshall Islands, etc, and these areas get MUCH hotter than hawaii.

I run 78-86 all summer, and have no algae problems. Dont forget, while the...
Forum: Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment 09/12/2007, 08:51 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,964
Posted By RichConley
I agree that the T5s work well. Thats why I'm...

I agree that the T5s work well. Thats why I'm running them now instead of the 2x250w MH I was running before.


But HEAT IS HEAT IS HEAT IS HEAT. It doesnt matter how its made.



I GUARANTEE...
Forum: Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment 09/10/2007, 04:34 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,964
Posted By RichConley
If you really want to fix your heat/electricity,...

If you really want to fix your heat/electricity, get rid of the damn Mag18 and Sequence Dart, and replace them with a pair of Tunze 6101s/6080s. You'll drop 300+w and about 250w of heat.
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