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Old 09-24-2009, 03:00 AM   #21
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Very nice. When do we get some pics of the corals put in? *hint hint*
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Old 09-24-2009, 05:11 PM   #22
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Wow, nice job.
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Old 09-25-2009, 01:42 AM   #23
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Well today 9-24-09.....
This morning it took me about 2 1/2 hours to put all coral and fish back in tank. Mind you I just placed everything in the tank. No order as of yet because I want to have my lights in place so that I can judge a little better as to where their new placements will be.
This evening I started to hook up my metal halides which as you can see by photo there are three. They consist of 250 watt radium bulbs. The reflectors are Lumenmax and the ballasts are galaxy ballast. This time I screwed to the back of canopy the ballasts. Any heat produced by them will be disbursed throughout the room instead of under the stand.


I have not finished yet but installed the first row of Super bright LED's so that I can enjoy the tank with the blue actinics. All together there will be 10 stripes. They will be secured to the hood with plastic ties.
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Old 09-25-2009, 03:33 AM   #24
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Will those led strips be used for moon lights?
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Old 09-26-2009, 12:47 AM   #25
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I actually am using them to bring out the colors in my corals. I still need to install my moonlight to the canopy.

Ok today 9-25-09 I finally finished the lights in the canopy.
Boy was that sucker heavy! Lifting it on top of the tank which now stands 6 feet tall was a job. Especially for a shorter guy like me it was literally a finger crushing job.
Once I turned on the LED actinics my heart was pounding from the excitment. I still need to rearrange a lot of the corals but wanted to see somewhat, some of my labor of love.
I also noticed that the water was milky white. I assume that this is because the water either has too much bacteria or too little bacteria. I have not cycled a tank in over 8 years. How long will the water remain this milky?
These pics are with actinics only and remember guys I have not placed the corals in their new home.







Here are pics with the halides on. You can notice the milky white water.




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Old 09-26-2009, 02:41 AM   #26
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That looks awesome! Not sure about the milky water though.
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Old 09-26-2009, 06:42 PM   #27
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Thanks Mitchell. I think I can remember back when I cycled but we'll see in a couple of days.
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Old 09-28-2009, 12:28 AM   #28
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Well finally! Rearranged some of the rock structure and placed corals in their new home. I actually was looking for a frag and have not been able to find it. My pearl berry frag! Since the water is still a little milky I am hoping that in a few days I will be able to see a better reflection against the glass in the back of tank. At that point I hope I can find it!
I added a juvenile wantanebi angel.
The fish in the aquarium are:
1 yellow tang
1 blue regal tang
1 kole tang
1 orange shoulder tang
2 pyrimad butterflies
1 possom wrasse (I saw this one today)
1 mystery wrasse
1 yellow belly damsel
1 barlett anthias
1 flameback angel
1 black/white clown
1 wantanebi angel
This should be good for now.
Any how on to the pics of the tank. Excuse the fact that the water is still milky in appearance.
1/4 Left side


2nd 1/4 of left side


2nd 1/4 of right side


1/4 of right side

View from the left side panel


View from the right side panel


And of course a fts

Will take some new pics when the water clears.
Only one piece of PVC guys can you find it?:celeb1:
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That is a awsome tank. Love the pyramid angel (if that is what it is called).
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So are you worried about a cycle in your tank. You just switched everything over correct. I am getting a 180 soon. I am switching from a 75. I will more than likely have 2 tanks running for some period of time as I get more rock for the 180 and cycle it with that live rock. I am just wondering what your levels are looking like.
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