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Old 05-13-2004, 09:59 PM   #1
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NEW stand and sump pics

Well you all know i moved about two weeks ago so this allowed me to build my new stand and install the sump that sumphead and i built. I am very happy with it. Keep in mind the doors are not on the stand yet due to the fact that i have not had time to buld them yet. But they will be nice cabinent style doors. There are three doors on the stand. Two in the fron and one on the left side of the stand. That way if for any reason something goes wrong with the sump i can just slid eit out the side door. B/xc we pretty much built the stand around the sump. I also built a box to keep my annoying and very unatracvtive halide ballast in. Here are the pics and tell me what you think. Also the tank is empty except for rock and a few snails. I wanted to make sure that everything was going to work properly and have no problems before i reintroduce my livestock. Currently they are crammed into supheads 46 gallon bowfront. Hopefully i will get them tom. But all in all i think the move was worth it b/c now i think i have a nice stand, canopy, and a wonderful sump/fuge.
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here are pictures of the box for the ballast. Not completly done yet still have to put a coat of polyurethane on it.
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Great job guys, it must be nice to share and help each other in this crazy hobby.
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LOL, I forsee that wavemaster pro, creating waves into the sump when it's accidentally knocked into the sump.
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What kind of light in the sump?
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Actually you cant tell but i used black zip ties to hold the wavemaster onto the shelf. The light in the sump is a flood light socket from Home depot and a 65w sylvania grow bulb. Total light cost was only 12 dollars. Pretty cheap.
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Ive got an 18 watt grow light on my 55 gal fuge. My few prolifera strands are going crazy, not to mention my pod populations are through the roof. Your tank looks great, keep up the good work!
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Looks really good, I was thinking the same thing about the wavemaster, but the zipties should hold it hehe
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The light in the sump is a flood light socket from Home depot and a 65w sylvania grow bulb. Total light cost was only 12 dollars. Pretty cheap.
How hot does it get under the stand?
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it is the same light I am using. It is a simple powdercoated outdoor socket ($4.95 at Lowes) and the bulb mentioned above (about 5 bucks). Works like a dream. It is a bit yellow in spectrum but the macros thrive. I have been running mine for a few months now and struggle to keep up with the cheatomorpha and razor calerpa growth.
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