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Old 07-05-2003, 01:28 AM   #1
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Alrighty, I know I have MTS, but I cant stop!! 16g bowfront

Ok, if you have been following my MTS (multiple tank syndrome) phenomenom (2 SW tanks in the past 2 months) you know I have it bad. And to make matters worse, the great people at All glass are coming out with a 16 gallon bowfront tank. Me, being the nano-lover/bowfronterist I am, have to get it. The thing is, I wont get it until around Christmas. I want to do what Biggen is doing, and slowly buy things, or just at least start figuring things out, that way, right at Christmas I can set up an awesome tank that is pretty much maintence free. (no top off, and whatnot) I hear this new tank is going to be 20 inches long, but that is not confirmed yet. If this is the case I want to get a 3-32 watt PC pendant by CSL. Ok, instead of doing this in sentence form, I am going to do it bullet style.

-3x32 watt pc pendant by CSL
-15 gallon sump/fuge
-pro-heat 2 150 watt heater
-poss. a probe chiller
-auto top off
-bakpak 2 skimmer
this tank will most likely go in my Den.

I know I am missing some things, but did not want to drag this out too long. I know I just set up a new tank last night, but this wont happen for a while and want to keep research up on it. I always get excited about doing this part.
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Old 07-05-2003, 12:17 PM   #2
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Hm, If you go with two heaters obvously for redundancy then maybe two 100W would fair better than two 150W. I just fear 300W of heaters getting stuck in the on position would do much more damage more quickly than say 200W worth of heaters. A single 100W heater should be able to keep your tank at the temps it needs to be at.

Can you link me to the PC Pendant.
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Old 07-05-2003, 12:32 PM   #3
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I actually have two options, this hood, which has a MH bulb, or this...
http://www.customsealife.com/f_power...owerhalide.htm

or this one.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...&category=3212
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Old 07-05-2003, 12:42 PM   #4
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how deep is this bowfront gonna be?

Personally I would look more at the second one you listed.
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Ok, I feel pretty badly about making that first post now. Last night when I was doing it, I totally forgot about the oceanic 30 gallon cube in cherry. Right Aaron!! Now I have another lighting prediciment, I am gonna use MH most likely, since the tank is rather deep and I dont know how to fit good size PCs on the tank. Maybe a 250 watt MH bulb and two 36 watt bulbs for actinic supplementation?
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