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Old 12-15-2010, 02:04 AM   #11
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Before I do any drilling, do any tank makers temper the side panes of glass? There is no manufacturers label anywhere. The only thing I have to go on is around the center brace, there is a sheet of glass that goes about 18 in either way. Everyone I talked to when I bought the tank says this is a trait of an oceanic tank. Is this true or do others install this sheet?

I am worried about whether or not the side panes are tempered.
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Old 12-15-2010, 02:16 AM   #12
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before u drill your tank, try to search any other info such on how to drill it...im sure Mr X had the link for u...be carefull on drilling or u might lost your tank....
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Old 12-15-2010, 03:09 AM   #13
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I`m pretty impressed Kdogg. That`s a nice looking tank. You`ll really like a 6 ft tank. Looking forward to the updates.
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Old 12-15-2010, 03:36 AM   #14
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Thanks Mike. You, Larry, and Doug are kinda gonna be the benchmark tanks for me. I have checked everyone's out and you guys tanks are the one's that stick out the most. I am going with a 2 island theme. Each island will be topped with a crown of 3 clams if that doesn't cause some biological mess. I have to find a center piece for each island, but that will be down the road.

BTW, the tank, stand and light, I am in it for $450 right now. The base rock was $150. $600 for the start isn't too bad, I wouldn't think.
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Not for that size tank. Sounds pretty reasonable.
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Old 12-15-2010, 08:57 AM   #16
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yep..sounds good. i would call oceanic and ask them if you are concerned with it being tempered. i bet you could call glass holes too- they probably ran into this issue once or twice.

the number for oceanic: 800-255-4527 or 414-421-9670 (8:30-4:00pm cst)
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that is what i said.....'moonlights' lights isnt the factor of corals growth....but most of local aquarists that i know here, thinking that moonlight can get the corals growth instead of color itself...because they see their coral open or else (dunno what the word) at night....LOL
i know they need photosyn process which they need less light...that is why u switch off the white light at night.....sorry if u dont understand me and correct me if im wrong...this is what my sis told me...she worked as biochem lab asstant here...so i trust her a lot....LOL
yes, i agree that corals need a day, and night. but i'm not sure about all photosynthetic creatures. some folks run their refugiums 24/7 and still get good growth out of their macroalgae. i don't do this (i run my refugium lighting opposite the DT lights to keep the PH stable), but i wonder how this is possible if the theory is correct.
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yes, i agree that corals need a day, and night. but i'm not sure about all photosynthetic creatures. some folks run their refugiums 24/7 and still get good growth out of their macroalgae. i don't do this (i run my refugium lighting opposite the DT lights to keep the PH stable), but i wonder how this is possible if the theory is correct.
yes....i also noticed about that....there is a lot of people had good growth on their algae when running the lights 24/7....but what did u mean when some corals split, it is because of stress..??? my sis said this, the matter is how healthy is your algae not how much it can growth...either way, it is just human theory....it is out of our thinking......LOL

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some corals split because of stress? when did i write that? anemones can and do, but i'm not understanding the correlation.

the macroalgae in those 24/7 refugiums is exactly as healthy as the ones in the night/day ones.
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If you're going to do a turf scrubber at some point, I would work on the basic design now. Just trust me on this one. You need to know what is going to be needed so that you don't run into a headroom problem in your cabinet. You can also do a top-of-tank design, if you don't mind the exposed ATS box (you can enclose it) but that might not jive with the placement of your light fixture.

Also as far as drilling the tank for the purpose of future ATS, I would think that pretty much mandates the need for a sump, because you have to figure in drainage due to power outage and have to size the sump appropriately - lost likely a 30 Long or a 40 Breeder, if you can fit it in the base cabinet.

Just think ahead about what you want to do before taking any steps, you don't want to end up a year down the road and not be able to do what you want without draining the tank!

If you need some advice on some ATS options I might be able to help. Running one and working on 2 or 3 more designs.
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