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Old 01-01-2009, 06:59 PM   #1
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I am thinking about upgrading my 90 gallon to a 150 gallon nut am unsure of whether to go acrylic or glass. what are your recommendations?
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I`m a glass person. Glass will scratch but IMO not as much as acrylic.
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Acrylic if you have Kids much safer. IMO
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Old 01-01-2009, 08:30 PM   #6
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Anything above 75g and I buy acrylic: Weight, clarity (starfire glass is competition), durability, and ease of modifications. The good thing is that scratches can be buffed out and not too noticeable if you keep them free from algae build-up.
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i did some research and decided to go glass. I also decided to put 2x 250w MH. I will be setting up a wet/dry and a refugium. i beleive the lighting should be enough for any corals i may want.i have some questions:
1. Is it necesary for me to cycle the tank if i plan on using the refugium, sand, water and rocks from my 90gal?
2. Should i invest in some antynic lighting to aid coral growth or are the 500w of MH enough(i think this is enought but im not good with lighting so might as well ask)?
3. How should i go about moving my livestock? I have a 20gal tank i can use but im affraid that my livestock is too much for it to handle for a long period of time.

Any additional advice would be greatly appreciated. I want this transition to go without incident.
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I am thinking about going with a MH Hood System(corallife). The bulbs are double ended and it would be 300w worth of lighting. Is this enough of should i stay with the 2x250w MH. I would like to spend less money but am willing to pay a little more if it will guarantee healthier corals
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yea i got Tank stand canopy lights and wetdry for a killer price(750). im thinking about using my previouce lighting and selling the new ones to make some money back for corals
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