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Old 07-08-2005, 06:36 PM   #1
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almost ready to take the plunge

this is my final plan. I am going to have a 70 gallon tank with with a 29 gallon long sump. My lights are going to be a diy with 2X175 watt metal halide, 2X96 watt pc blue atinics. My tank will have a two maxi 1200s, two hob overflows rated at 600 each, a sugar grain sand bed 1"-2", 100#s of live rock. my sump will four sections, 1 will be the input section with live rock rubble, prob. like 20 pounds. the next section will be a heater slash skimmer section, which is red sea berlin classic skimmer with a rio2500. the next section will be a return section with with a pump rated at 1200gph which will split off into the next section which will be a fuge which I will not start until the tank has been up and running. I have had some questions though, is this to much flow it would be right around 1800 with is exactly 18X. Is the lighting good enough, it would be almost 8 watts per gallon of the show tank, I and I should be able to have anytype of clam, etc. with that or do I need more? Also what K bulbs should I use in the metal halide two 10,000K. sorry for the long post I just want to like quadruple check everything. before hand.TIA
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