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Old 01-08-2013, 10:59 PM   #1
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Transformation!!!! Huge job!

Hey there, so ive been talking about it, and heres the work in progress lol, been going all day long since I woke up! I had piranha in it this morning, took them to my lfs, and ended up getting 25 lbs base/lace rock and 30 lbs aragonite sugar sized sand! All for fweee with store credit i started with the stand, cost me 27 bucks i built it! Now to clean out my tank and let the stuff dry overnight to get ready for water tomorrow ! heres the pics
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Old 01-08-2013, 11:09 PM   #2
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Nice job on the stand. No doors/sides? What are you planning to put in it?
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Old 01-09-2013, 12:31 AM   #3
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Nope no doors or sides, its a column stand, the stand is going to have a refugium under it, i will be putting up a backing on it tho, to hide cords. All is washed and ready for a cycle to begin tomorrow! I dont have a light yet , no biggy! Its gonna be my reef thats just an old fixture that came with the tank... I posted a pic of the ends, i have no idea which type of bulbs its ment for.. T8?
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Old 01-09-2013, 12:41 AM   #4
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If I can make a suggestion...I find real corals to be much better than a picture of fake corals in the background. Black is my fav., but blue and white are great too. I use Krylon spray paint and it's worked well and dries in 10 minutes. Can find it at Walmart or Michaels. Just my opinion, but if you like it, then definitely keep it .
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Old 01-09-2013, 12:45 AM   #5
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Quick question for you. It's hard to tell when you painted it black but do you have 2x4s attached to the legs or is it just the 4 legs only?
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There are attached lol ill snap a pic! Also had a question bout my lace rock it came with these dead things on it, im assuming mushrooms, should i worry about scrubbing them completely off ? I just rinsed th rocks cause they were dusty lol and yeah the background is just temporary, im going with a black background its 99 cents a ft at my lfs
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Old 01-09-2013, 01:01 AM   #7
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There are attached lol ill snap a pic! Also had a question bout my lace rock it came with these dead things on it, im assuming mushrooms, should i worry about scrubbing them completely off ? I just rinsed th rocks cause they were dusty lol and yeah the background is just temporary, im going with a black background its 99 cents a ft at my lfs
Looks like a type of algae. And sweet, that's cheap.
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Thanks ! Any idea on the light fixture?
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Depends what corals you want to grow and what your budget is. It seems that Taotronic LEDs are becoming very popular, grow practically everything, and are cheap so I just put that out as an option. I have 6-8 T5 HOs grow pretty much everything too (which I have). PCs and MH are also other options.
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I was asking about the fixture i posted, lol i dont think its a t5 its in a reply above. It came with no bulbs and no info so i left it at that lol, im gonna be putting on a 4 bulb fixture
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