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mike.t

Newbie Needs Help With Setup

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As mr tap water says buddy

 

@little ocean

Our resident ro expert

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As mr tap water says buddy

 

@little ocean

Our resident ro expert

Ha ha:)

Even I have to laugh to myself when talking about RO:)

Edited by mr tap water

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Good luck:)

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If you have a pressure indicator on your RO unit you should be looking for a pressure of over 50 psi. Another thing to consider is temperature. Cold temperature can and will cut RO output by half or more.

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Hi everyone I've had a few issues that have been rectified now so won't go into them, I'm now filling my Tank and I have seen on brs a diy for putting a mesh cover over tank and have looked to see if I could get the items over here in UK as I don't want the glass covers that came with the tank. Has anybody seen the cover on brs and does anybody know of somewhere I could purchase these items over here?

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Hi everyone. The lights that I've bought are leds and have programmed settings, but the blue lights stay on all night. Is this right or should the lights turn off altogether.

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Hi there Mike what type of LEDs have you got first of all.

But in the meantime based on what you're saying it sounds like that you've got a moon setting on you should be able to get all the lights to go off all at once or gradually .have a look at your program make sure all your lights are set to 0

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@@mike.t is your light the same as this one in the pictures below? If so I can never get the lights.to fully go out so I manually set them when I wake in the morning, when I get home from work and turn them off before bed...

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The lights I bought were from a company called d-sunny and the blue lights dim to 10% but never go off but I sure I could plug them into a timer so that they do go off, I just thought as the box has pre programed settings for the four seasons or you can set your own and I've just put them on the winter seeing that it would automatically switch off at night, but they don't. I will have to learn how to post pictures on here, not sure how I do that yet sorry.

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Mike not a problem mate... Thanks for your reply. It sounds very very similar to the way mine is set up and probably from the same place. Don't get me wrong.... It's a cracking light but not the greatest with controllability.

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So how long in total should the lights be on for and when would it be best to have them switch off altogether?

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With mine this is what I do...

 

Blue's and moonlights on 5% and whites on 3% from 7.30am each morning. At around 5pm I rang the whites up manually to 30% and blues and moonlights up to 45% (I like a blue colour) then at around 10.00 to 10.30 I reduce all lights to turn off other than moonlights to around 10% and when I go to bed at around 11pm I turn them off completely.

 

Probably not ideal as I think I should be looking at 8 hours full light but this does me ok.

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Hi everyone

I'm receiving my live rock on Friday and it is only partially cured so when I'm waiting for the tank to go through the cycle is it right that it is better to leave the lights off all together or am I wrong?

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Just waiting for the tank to go through the cycle now and I need to set up a quarantine tank and I will be good to go

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