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Out of interest, can the silver trims on the corners of the tank be removed or would it compromise the integrity of the tank?
 

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Thats an interesting question. I'd think on the curved panel it shouldn't be an issue.
 

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A couple more pics, still not much better than the phone camera. More practice required.

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Re: New 60cm Scape [Upgrade ?]

I've got a 60cm T5 fixture currently residing in the garage, details http://bio-pur.de/bright.htm , currently with 4x24w T5 10000K tubes in. Never used. I was considering putting this onto my ~80L 60cm scape.

However, having seen Ian's recent LED posting http://ukaps.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=35&t=20422&start=120 , I'm now wondering if I should sell the T5 unit, and invest in LED technology. The other option open to me is to go down the DIY LED route.

Anyone got any thoughts, or suggestions ?
 

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hey mate, i didn't take the decision 'lightly' to shell out for a LED system. Just remember that if you get Led's you cannot change the K rating, as you can with the bulbs. I just saw that you have 10000k bulbs, that must look a little marine like. I love my new unit and can say that i won't be going back to tubes...also be aware of the cheaper units from china aren't very good.

your tanks looking nice and healthy too.
 

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Thanks.

I'm not using the 10K Kelvin fitting. I think if I did I would be swapping the tubes out.
I would give some serious consideration to DIY LED.

Do you have details of the LED fittings you have, including the bracket ?
 

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Re: New 60cm Scape [New Pictures]

Here's how things are currently looking, glass needs a clean.

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