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Old 05-14-2011, 11:31 PM   #1
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180G reef build thread

well i got the new tank today had to pay someone with a truck to get it for me i will post pictures later (cameras out of batteries) so i'll be updating this thread periodically with new info so for starters is t5 still a good fixture for a tank this big or do i need a mh/t5 combo this is the fixture im looking at currently, i have some corals i have now and i want to transfer them over to the new tank when its finished cycling, right now on the 55G i have a nova extreme pro t5 6x bulb fixture so i want the light to be comparable on the 180 because the corals are doing great under this lighting

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Old 05-14-2011, 11:32 PM   #2
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Sorry I can't help with your questions.
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Old 05-14-2011, 11:37 PM   #3
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That nova extreme pro is the top of the line. I've been researching it to death for my new 125g. I think the only step up is MH and that's kinda $$ but your call.
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well i really dont want MH but i was just making sure the T5 wouldnt be a problem because of the tank being so much bigger
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Old 05-14-2011, 11:45 PM   #5
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I don't think you'll have a problem with it. Youre looking at the 72" 12 bulb system?
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yea thats the one
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I'm trying to scrape the money together to get one used from a guy for $300. I have like 3 days or he is selling to another guy. :-(

The cheapest I've seen it is $583. Not sure about eBay but with that kind of money I'd prefer to go through a bigger seller.
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300 is a pretty good deal
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Old 05-15-2011, 12:02 AM   #9
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I know! I've just listed my 29g and a bunch of hoods and lights in the hopes I can get the $300 together. The guy wouldn't take the trade like I thought he would, he knew exactly what they were LOL
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well heres a shot of the tank before i took it away on the truck lol



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