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Old 05-05-2013, 07:52 PM   #11
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Yea I used the marine land ones in my old 40b tank and they fell almost daily.....my brother uses the aqueon ones and really likes them.....I may with that, unless I can get my dad to give me some of his from his stash!!
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I also need to decide what I will do for lights....I have a current brand compact florescent fixture( needs all new bulbs) and an almost new odyssea t5 quad 156 watt fixture.....maybe even use both.....I just know the CF fixture gets really hot even with the fans blowing.....
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Old 05-05-2013, 08:49 PM   #13
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For powerheads, look up sunsun powerheads in eBay.. I have two different ones and they both work awesome. Comparable to the hydor korallias but half the cost.. For the lights, look at taotronics on amazon.. Great led lighting and a bunch of people are using them, including a bunch of lfs near me
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Old 05-05-2013, 08:59 PM   #14
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I also need to decide what I will do for lights....I have a current brand compact florescent fixture( needs all new bulbs) and an almost new odyssea t5 quad 156 watt fixture.....maybe even use both.....I just know the CF fixture gets really hot even with the fans blowing.....
I probably wouldn't bother with the CF fixture. You can use the T5 fixture, but just be careful. Those Odysseas can over heat and can breakdown quickly. Just make sure to check it during your maintenance schedule.
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Old 05-05-2013, 09:12 PM   #15
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But will the t5 be enough light? It's 156 watts
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But will the t5 be enough light? It's 156 watts
A 4 bulb T5 will work for a variety of corals. Just depends what you want to keep.
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Plan is softies and some LPS
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Today's update : tank is clear now other than a TON of microbubbles coming from the skimmer....I'm guessing its just working in.....it is doing a wet skim and pulling a lot of water with a little nasty foam.....I have yet to figure out how to adjust in to a more dry skim.....
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Added 200 watt heater and sand today.... Decided to go with dead sand and seed it with some live sand from my nano tank...... Waiting on the water to clear...... Again....
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Old 05-08-2013, 09:34 PM   #20
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Here is a pic from today.....moved over the rock and a clown from my 8 gallon reef....now the 8 gallon is just holding some coral frags until the big tank is ready for them....I gotta get a lot more rock!!!! Here is a pic of the 65 and the now almost empty 8 gallon!! Hoping to make the 8 gallon a dwarf seahorse tank when everything is moved to the 65.....
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