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Old 05-08-2009, 04:55 PM   #11
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You'd be better off just getting some bad as* halogen lights for your display tank and letting them grow in optimal water conditions and water temperature
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Old 05-08-2009, 06:02 PM   #12
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Hey Doctor, From your previous post I can see that you like to try new and innovative ideas. I say....Nothing ventured, nothing gained. Give it a shot and take lots of pictures so that we all can enjoy the adventure with you.
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Old 05-11-2009, 12:19 AM   #13
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This is an idea that I have kicked around a little myself. I remember a member doing this with a planted tank, in the winter too. I'd love to see it tried. Water quality will be an issue for sure. Heat might be the biggest concern though. Something else to consider is rain. A good storm could easily shake up the whole system.

As said before, lot's of pictures and data please.
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Old 05-11-2009, 06:22 PM   #14
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Hello,

I have been thinking about this and there are some issues at hand. First is the temperature from the sun. This can be solved by running the tank in the cooler months of the year. The second is the algae boom. Cleaning the glass daily should do it. In a small aquarium, this should be done easily. Third, the filtration system can be ultilized with a HOB and since there is no fish and weekly PWC, nitrate can be kept under control. The return is the fast coral growth from the natural sunlight. Whether this worth the time I do not know but I would like to try. I have a spare 10 G tank that I am going to try out. I will post pictures of my progress. DP
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Old 05-11-2009, 11:36 PM   #15
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sounds like a plan!
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Old 05-12-2009, 09:31 AM   #16
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Also the possibility of a fuge under the system? this would keep your algae problem out of the main tank itself.
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