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Old 06-06-2010, 06:12 AM   #281
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It's a boy Carla.
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Old 06-06-2010, 07:06 AM   #282
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Hey Ryshark did you ever get the third MH you were talking about? I just reread the thread and realised you never mentioned it again after the initial thought.
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Old 06-06-2010, 01:41 PM   #283
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ROFL you will have to get a frag shipped from America :p
That is pretty funny.... send the coral all the way back home. What a journey.
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Old 06-06-2010, 01:44 PM   #284
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Wow, read this whole thread...lots of info I'll need in the near future so I just had to tag
Love your tank and all the hard work you've put into it. Great Job.
Oh, and great job to both you and your wife on the baby boy, which by now must be a big boy It is a boy, correct? There was a lot of reading so forgive me if it's a girl
Thanks for the kind words. Yes, he is 18-months now, cruising all over the house and always wants to go outside and play.
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Old 06-06-2010, 01:52 PM   #285
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Hey Ryshark did you ever get the third MH you were talking about? I just reread the thread and realised you never mentioned it again after the initial thought.
Good question. I did not get it because I spoke with the manufacture of my acrylic tank and they said do not put a halide above the center brace even if it is only 150watt and even if it is high up. I do need another light source though because 2-halides over a 6-foot tank is creating shaded areas and I am starting to see the effects of that as my coral grows.
Now I have a new plan which is to put LEDs in the center. As of right now it looks like it will have to be a DIY type project because I don't see many pre-assembled LED retrofit kits out there with 60* optical lenses. I will probably get to this project sometime later this year.
Before spending the money on the LEDs I want to buy some battery backups for my Vortechs. I am going out of town in August, and I will feel better with those on my tank while I am away. I think with a power outage or a GFCI trip, Achilles would theoretically be the first to go. I plan on hiring somebody to check out the tank every-other day.
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Good idea. Hate to lose Achilles. BTW how does the Vortech work? How does the power transfer to make the propeller go?
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Good idea. Hate to lose Achilles. BTW how does the Vortech work? How does the power transfer to make the propeller go?
The Vortech works magnetically through the panel. Its pretty neat, none of the heat from the powerhead gets into the tank. Plus the flow pattern and modes on them is awesome.
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Old 06-13-2010, 03:42 PM   #289
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LE Ponape Seriatopora
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Acan Lord, started as a few heads but I can't find the picture
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Ricordea Florida, purchased as 1-head awhile ago
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Wow . Those corals are extremely beautiful .
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