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Old 05-07-2010, 03:53 AM   #1
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23.8G Renovation/Upgrade

Hey guys. Today I got a new light unit. It's awesome. It's a 2ft unit with 6 T5HO's. It came with 4 10,000K bulbs and 2 blue/white. It's phase one in my renovation.
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- Put the new lights on, replacing the hood.
- Plumb a small, cheap acrylic tank in my stand to the DT to hold my carbon etc and add volume.
- Re-aquascape to buy clams and SPS.

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A great pick up. Should really make a difference. Where are those pics. LOL
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Sounds good dude. Would like to see pictures too!
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i agree i want before and afters.
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Old 05-08-2010, 12:19 AM   #5
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OK change in plan.
No more tiny sump in the cabinent. After talking to my LFS guy I've realised that it's nigh impossible to match two pumps and eventually one (either in the DT or sump) would suck dry. Not good. I've got enough LR for bio-filtration regardless though.
So now it's just replacing the hood and fixing up my powerheads. I bought a new PH today and placed an awesome clam on hold. It's about 4-5cm long (2 inches) and has green rings on a purple mantle. It's being picked up in a weeks time, as I need to acclimatise my current corals to the new lights.
Pics: Are taking forever to upload to Photobucket. They will be here soon! Before's of the tank and the amazing amount of packaging around the lights and pictures of the lights on. Tomorrow is the big day for renovations.
Pics within the hour.
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Old 05-08-2010, 02:44 AM   #6
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Talking Pictures!!!! :d :d :d

The lights all packaged:


First layer gone:


Second layer gone:


Third and final layer gone:
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More, more, more!!!

All six on:


Front three on:


Back three on:


And now the tank, before it's make over tomorrow.
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Sweet! Nice fixture you got. How many watts dude?
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which fixture is that? looks about like the one i have been looking at only shorter
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Harmy: It's a ProGro 2ft.
Kev: Each bulb is 24W so a total of 144W.
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