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TunaBlue

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How High Is Too High ;)
hey guys,
I just got my light stand off eBay and my 6 bulb powermoduel doesn't connect too there hanging system! So I decided to hang it up anyway. Is 90cm from the water too high....
also I chipped the coner of my tank. What should I do? Panic?
 

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Lesley

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I think 90cm is too High. We run the ATI module & they recommend 24-28cm above the water.
 

TunaBlue

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Knew it would be, I'll have to have a think about how I can solve the problem, should I be concerned about the chip in the glass?
 

Lesley

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Knew it would be, I'll have to have a think about how I can solve the problem, should I be concerned about the chip in the glass?
I am on iPhone so not a great pic but I personally would be a little concerned as it looks close to the silicone corner. @CodyS should be able to help you with this one.
 

daveH

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That's pretty high. Can you cut it down at all? Or make a new hanging frame from that square aluminium tubing from Bunnings - that stuff is really easy to work with and has a clean finish.
With that light spread you're going to get algae on your walls and your bed (sorry, just kidding)
 

CodyS

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I am on iPhone so not a great pic but I personally would be a little concerned as it looks close to the silicone corner. @CodyS should be able to help you with this one.
Does the crack 'end', as in curve around and finish or is it a seam that stops?

Might be alright might not, it is hard to tell in a pic.

As far as effecting silicone, doesn't matter. The concern is the chip might turn into a crack in time, but when it goes it goes instantly.
 

TunaBlue

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Does the crack 'end', as in curve around and finish or is it a seam that stops?

Might be alright might not, it is hard to tell in a pic.

As far as effecting silicone, doesn't matter. The concern is the chip might turn into a crack in time, but when it goes it goes instantly.
Hope this pic helps
 

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ezza

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Are the verticals just dropped into a bracket thing? Hacksaw!
 

CodyS

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Hope this pic helps
To me it looks like it will probably be ok. However it is possible for cracks to propetuate from the already effected area.

How old is the tank? How opposed would you be to replacing a panel or replacing the tank?
 

ReeferRob

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To me it looks like it will probably be ok. However it is possible for cracks to propetuate from the already effected area.

How old is the tank? How opposed would you be to replacing a panel or replacing the tank?
I was thinking the same thing. Look closely and make sure there aren't any cracks coming outward from that. Like Cody said, when it goes, it'll be a split second and it's all over but the crying mate.
 

slin1977

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I took out a scallop of glass by accident on my new rig, got some fine grit sandpaper and went over the scallop buffing out any fine cracks this rounded the edges around the dint too.
Saves cut blood fingers and a sanity check for thoughts of future water disaster. Called Cody for a visual inspection , he said it was ok.
 

TunaBlue

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Haha yeah the rig is huge for the lights gives it s industrial look, theres no actual glass missing from the chip I know what you mean about it cracking but to me doesn't look like that it could crack n travel. I brought cured live rock and it's been two weeks and my nitrates and phosphate levels are in decline already. Should I start ordering my fish list?