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Old 08-11-2014, 10:32 PM   #21
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Ya I will wash and scrub everything before I put in the tank. Have to wait to set up the tank till after the remodel though. Gunna take it outside and fill it up to check for leaks before I store it.
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Old 08-12-2014, 01:07 AM   #22
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I agree about the leds vs t5's. I just switched my 180g back to t5's. I burned all my coral even on thelowest setting and corals just didnt do well under them. :-( I tried them but didnt like the leds. It's just a personal preference I guess. Though I will be paying more for new bulbs every year I think thats the way I will go for the immediate future.


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Thats a lot of light I hope you got the dimmable lol. I'd stay away from the crushed coral it tends to be large size grains that trap a lot of detritus. It needs to be cleaned a lot.

Iv'e found a fine grain of sand keeps any debris on the surface where the water movement washes it into the sump.

Im using pool filter sand in my 180 right now and love it It dont blow around and is fine enough grain that my gobies sift it with no problem



Good choice on the skimmer

I'm hanging the canopy on pulleys using a brace I made in the attic so even if I still have too much light on my lowest settings I can lift them farther from the tank it's mainly to help me when I service it but just realized it can be of double purpose now



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Old 08-14-2014, 05:58 PM   #23
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So just measured the tank. And its a hundred gallon not a 150. The measurements the guy gave me of the tank where wrong. Was gonna measure it myself before i bought it but forgot the tapemeasure at home. Its a bummer but for the price and the extras Iit came with still worth it.
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Old 08-15-2014, 09:36 AM   #24
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I hate when people do that. On the bright side the set up cost will be less
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Ya thats true. And now I can look forward to the day I upgade again. Next time to a 200 maybe. Still a beautiful tank though. Cant wait to set it up. Looking into what to put into it while I wait.
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I'm envious still twice the size of my largest, the skys the limit on stocking ideas ENJOY the journey!!!
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