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First 2009 Event - Lighting Discussion

Discussion in 'Des Moines & Ames Region' started by jtesdall, Jan 13, 2009.

  1. jtesdall

    jtesdall Expert Reefkeeper

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    Thursday January 22nd [/b]6:00 PM[/b][/b]
    Meeting – Lighting discussion
    8665 Harbach in Clive
    I would to know two things:
    1. Who is planning on attending this event
    2. Who would like to volunteer some knowledge on this topic. I am not extremely well versed here.


     
  2. Lee

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    that's a really good topic!
     
  3. gb387

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    Will be there, Sorry, not to much help!?!?
     
  4. jtesdall

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    Posted By lee on 01/13/2009 05:48 PM
    that's a really good topic!
    Hey Lee, Come on down and help us do this topic justice. [​IMG]
     
  5. IowaDiver Well-Known ReefKeeper

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    I should be there. I can contribute some about T5 lighting if interested but I'm no Sanjay.
     
  6. jtesdall

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    Cool Chris, I have never had T5's. Can you throw some notes together an I will put them in some slides. Or you cn just send me some slides ... what do you think?
     
  7. jtesdall

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    Here is a tentative Agenda for the Lighting discussion for Thursday. I would like to request some feedback and help on this discussion. I am just not as strong in this area as I should be to do this one alone. I will research but that won't give us the practical.
    Types:
      MH, VHO, PC, T5, NO, LED
    Discussion of measurement of light - Wattage, Lumens, Kelvin and PAR
    Ways to control lighting - Timers and controllers
    Lighting schedule -  How many hours do you light your tank?
    Combination of lighting - Actinics and moonlights
    Cheap bulbs vs. Expensive bulbs
    Bulb and ballast types - Mogul, HQI, Electronic
    ???? That may be enough I guess /DesktopModules/ActiveForums/themes/_default/emoticons/biggrin.gif
     
  8. ZLTFUL

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    Joel, I have about 2 dozen books I can mail over to you that also give ideas on alot of do it yourself projects that can be done with items from Radio Shack as well as simple household tools. Things like LED panels, simple multi stage timers, etc.
    Not much else I can offer without some hands on teaching.
     
  9. jtesdall

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    Thanks Ryan but I don't have time to read that much!
     
  10. jtesdall

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    Who is coming Thursday? Please sign up here.
     
  11. beckerj3 Expert Reefkeeper Board of Directors Leadership Team GIRS Member

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    Joel - I plan to be there.  Sounds like another good discussion
     
  12. IowaDiver Well-Known ReefKeeper

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    I'll be there.
     
  13. IowaDiver Well-Known ReefKeeper

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    Hey Joel,
    Hadn't checked the forum for awhile.
    I'll do my best to put a few slides together about T5 and get them to you tonight.
    Chris
     
  14. Rustin

    Rustin Inactive User GIRS Member

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    Don't forget to bring any old bulbs you would like to recycle to the meeting tomorrow.

    Thanks
    Austin
     
  15. jtesdall

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    OK, at this point it is:
    Austin
    Jeanette
    Chris
    Brandon
    and myself
    Anyone else?
     
  16. gb387

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    I'll be there.
     
  17. jtesdall

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    Great first meeting everyone. Great information and a great discussion on lighting and sumps! I am looking forward to next Friday.
     
  18. gb387

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    Lots of great discussion... thanks again!
     
  19. IowaDiver Well-Known ReefKeeper

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    Thanks again for hosting our event Joel. Good to see familiar faces at the meeting. I hope to see some of you at Rock Bottom next week.
     

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