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Old 05-27-2011, 12:14 AM   #631
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Has it only been a month? It seems like so much longer LOl.

So not to get back on topic, but I'm looking at light bulbs.....Would it suck to just replace the bulbs with stock currents? I was gonna go ati but its 249$ and the currents are half that.
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Old 05-27-2011, 12:17 AM   #632
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that expensive for lights! wow
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that expensive for lights! wow
lol and thats just for the bulbs!
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Old 05-27-2011, 12:20 AM   #634
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lol and thats just for the bulbs!
* jaw drop* my new fixture from fishneedit is 100 bulbs n all 250 for bulbs my lord im gonna stay small but have an army of nanos
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So whats the consensus? Should I skip the ATI bulbs and spend $120 or $250 for the top end bulbs? I have a few other purchases I have in mind for the 125g so every dollar I can save is a consideration.

I want to get a reactor(s) for carbon and GFO and I want to get an ATO cheapo setup.
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Old 05-27-2011, 02:16 AM   #636
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wolf, i have an app on my phone that searches and lets me know when ever a new listing that I keyword comes online. I know within minutes. Thats how I got this 125g setup for $100.

I also JUST missed a 12g nano today, one guy beat me to it within minutes.
What is this app? I MUST know..
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So whats the consensus? Should I skip the ATI bulbs and spend $120 or $250 for the top end bulbs? I have a few other purchases I have in mind for the 125g so every dollar I can save is a consideration.

I want to get a reactor(s) for carbon and GFO and I want to get an ATO cheapo setup.

if the bulbes now are currently working then keep them, but the inicial cost is high, you'll bee buying a bulb o two when you do change them again

lets also figure if this was a MH fixture with PC supplements thats 250 just for the MH let alone the PC tubes, prob another 150 just for those 4
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I have play sand in my aquarium and never had a problem with silicates but it is coarse. And if you use play sand your water will clear up in minutes since it is grains and will drop down. On the contrary play sand is smooth but is really dirty when you buy so rinse really good.
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Old 05-27-2011, 05:59 PM   #639
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LOL scratch tht post I was on page 11 and thought you were still talking about sand.
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Old 05-27-2011, 06:29 PM   #640
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LOL All good. I purchased 5 50lb bags of pool filter sand. I intend on rinsing really well.

Thanks for chiming in, glad people are reading this thread. hehe
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