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Orphek PR-3 MR16 Aquarium LED Light Review

Orphek PR-3 MR16 Aquarium LED Light Review

I have been testing Orphek’s PR-3 LED Spots for some time now. I’m a big fan of having some LED spots for reinforcing PAR values over specific corals or for lighting up those dark corners. So first of all lets look at the spot itself. It consists of three 1W Orphek Power LED™ generation 2 emitters – two white and one blue.   As you can see the great thing is that the PR-3 is a standard MR16 format:   This … Read entire article »

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Seagrass Ahoy

Seagrass Ahoy

The seagrass finally arrived today, and how! I was expecting one rhizome per plant order but instead got a whole bag stuffed with seagrass. Waaaay too much in reality. Here is how it arrived: I learnt a lot from trying to plant the Cymodocea serrulata. I spread the roots out in one big bundle, dug a big hole in my substrate and tried to plant it. Epic fail. To be fair I gave it a good old go. … Read entire article »

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DIY Auto Topup

DIY Auto Topup

Rather than wearing pumps out on this build I wanted a simple gravity fed auto topup via a float valve. My first try using 1/2″ RO parts was unsuccessful. The Torbeck style float valve required too much water pressure. The second try was successful. The parts list I used is a little more extensive than it could be as a result of this. Rather than go with all 1/4″ tubing I decided to stick with the 1/2″ … Read entire article »

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