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Old 06-28-2011, 03:46 PM   #181
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Now Now,There's no crying in Baseball. It's not enough light for corals it may support some low light corals Rics. or mushrooms It's not a bad light but it's not the best light for some things
Can you make some H brackets to mount the light on, you mount the brackets same way as there mounts then attach theres to them
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Old 06-28-2011, 04:37 PM   #182
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I didnt mean to upset you, I just wanted you to know. if it were me, I'd return it and get a better fixture for probably the same price.

To keep a larger variety of corals you will need at least a 4 bulb fixture. ^ bulb if you have the money. Plus you want to be able to buy good bulbs, not just the zoo med ones.

Just a little more patience, the lights are a BIG deal and no need rushng it. In fact your stock one bulb light would be sufficient for fish only for now so no worries.
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Remember...this is suppose to be fun. Many challenges is what the hobby is about. Otherwise, we would collect stamps.
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Old 06-28-2011, 06:13 PM   #184
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Nooo! not stamps!

Ironically, and hopefully you'll take this as a positive and not a negative, I was debating buying one of those lights since MY first salt tank is going to be fairly easy peasy things anyhow... Now I'll buy one of the others I'm thinking about. I too liked the tilt back feature, darn the luck.
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Old 06-28-2011, 07:52 PM   #185
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I'm fine. Thanks all. Can the light be for anything? I hate returning stuff. That is all they carry. I'm gonna order online. I thought it would be better than the 1 bulb and thought it would work til I could afford a better one especially since they are like 400.00 and up and if I gotta spend that much I don't want to get wrong stuff. Any suggestions on lighting to use, fixture, bulbs and dealers?

@Carey. I know you didn't mean to. No worries. You've been a fantastic help. I just want to do this but am running into other issues besides my tank.
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Old 06-28-2011, 07:53 PM   #186
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Old 06-28-2011, 08:05 PM   #187
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Am brain dead, I read this 11 or 12 times and I still can't picture it. LOL
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Thanks guys, I'm looking forward to some color sometime lol. I've seen so many beautiful tanks that no way do I want to stop. I know there are gonna be obstacles but jeezzzzzzz so much friggin plumbing. Guess that's the case when working with water lol.

Off topic - Any recommendations of where to look for a BASIC lizard tank for a little boy, am gonna use one of the 10 gallon tanks I got.

Off topic - Tomorrow, I'm taking my other granddaughter shopping (6 years old) to finish her tank. Freshwater. Any good links to look at for her. Want basic also, good hearty fish so mama doesn't have alot to do, needs low maintenance.

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"Tossing" in the rock now and see where it lands. Well wait, I'll put my light together so I can see, will take a pic of mess and post it. Will be power filter, heater, circ pump, sand and dirty looking water and glass.
I find saltwater to be almost care free compared to the freshwater tanks I've done..
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I grew up owning fish stores and had a fresh water hatchery for a while. Saltwater in those days was considered impossible for anyone but a large aquarium. And those didn't look healthy back in the day. In just a few decades, that has certainly changed. Both thru scientific understanding and better technology, saltwater can even be done in nano reefs, something that would have been laughed at just 10 years ago. Perspective from a old fish keeper.
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Nooo! not stamps!

Ironically, and hopefully you'll take this as a positive and not a negative, I was debating buying one of those lights since MY first salt tank is going to be fairly easy peasy things anyhow... Now I'll buy one of the others I'm thinking about. I too liked the tilt back feature, darn the luck.
What are you looking at for lights?
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