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Old 06-22-2012, 02:20 PM   #31
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Looks to me like a 4' 75 gallon would fit there. Just sayin'........
It totally would fit there. I have, unknown to my wife of course, scooted the furniture down some to make more room for a larger tank
Still reviewing my budget though. Holding out on all other supplies in hopes of 4th of July sales.
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Old 06-22-2012, 02:58 PM   #32
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+1 on the 75g. Really a good size to start out with. It can house a few species of tangs.
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Old 06-23-2012, 12:40 PM   #33
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Small update. After talking with my wife, reviewing my budget, and considering how I want the tank to turn out, I decided to stick with the 20 long. Waiting for the $1 a gallon sale to buy that. Bought 2x4s yesterday. Going to start the stand build soon. Going to the bank later today to deposit the money I got from selling my tank. Then tonight ordering my light and some other supplies.
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Old 06-24-2012, 11:06 AM   #34
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Going to order my light fixture later today. I just want to get some final thoughts before I do. I almost ordered a DIY led kit from aquastyleonline.com. However, I am not a huge fan of the reflections led's throw into the tank. I am going to get the 30" Fishneedit fixture (4 bulb) with 2 10k and 2 actinics. I just want to make sure this is not to much light since the tank is only 12" deep. Thoughts?
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Old 06-24-2012, 11:57 AM   #35
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That light will be fine. So are you starting out with the 20L then getting a 40g at the petco 1$/G sale? Sorry bit confused.
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Old 06-24-2012, 12:00 PM   #36
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Hey Rhino,man, that's the one thing I miss, not having my halides anymore, is the glitter lines.
That will be quite a bit of light if it's only 12" deep, but not too much. You may have to position any soft corals in dimmer areas ( mushrooms), but it should be fine.
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Old 06-24-2012, 01:05 PM   #37
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That light will be fine. So are you starting out with the 20L then getting a 40g at the petco 1$/G sale? Sorry bit confused.
I am just going to stick with the 20 long for now. May upgrade in a year or two once I see how it goes.
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Old 06-24-2012, 01:07 PM   #38
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What type of skimmer are u planning on running?
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Old 06-24-2012, 01:10 PM   #39
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What type of skimmer are u planning on running?
For now none. Just doing weekly pwc. I might get a tunze later on though.
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Old 06-24-2012, 01:11 PM   #40
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Hey Rhino,man, that's the one thing I miss, not having my halides anymore, is the glitter lines.
That will be quite a bit of light if it's only 12" deep, but not too much. You may have to position any soft corals in dimmer areas ( mushrooms), but it should be fine.
What if I just raised the fixture a little
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