The old T8 unit in my Rio 400 died tonight. Pretty sure I heard the ballast fizz out when I switched it on. I've doubled checked everything else (socket, fuse, switch, bulbs) just in case but they are all fine. As a result I'm pretty sure the ballast has given up the ghost.
So the time has most come to start the refurb and upgrade on the Rio 400.
4 years ago it looked like this:
However today it looks like this:
I had been considering a refurb and upgrade for some time, but recent equipment failures have moved things along (first a heater failed on and cooked...
I am currently upgrading my Rio 400 tanks (400l model, currently with 4x 54W T5 lights). I currently dose with Easy-life ferts (including EasyCarbo)
For a 2nd phase of this upgrade I am looking into new lighting and a CO2 system to make increase the planting.
For new lighting I am looking at...