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Old 10-21-2011, 08:00 PM   #371
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she's got a 150. that's the reason she's unhappy..lol. a couple actinics aren't going to make the difference she's looking for.
Oh lol. If I had the money I'd go with the SOL fixtures or just wait and use the metal hallide until I had enough.
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Old 10-21-2011, 08:28 PM   #372
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The SOL's are supposed to be dropping in price aren't they since the new line is coming out soon? I read a press release not too long ago....

Also, since I haven't found anyone to buy my 20L FW setup I don't have any way to mount/hang the leds'... I'm still throwing ideas around in my head as far as making a mounting pole that attaches to the back of my stand BUT the stand I have now is from walmart and is completely open in the back so theres no where to attach it to...

Constant hurdles it seems with my builds LOL
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Old 10-21-2011, 08:30 PM   #373
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The tank looks great carey! It looks full of life and colorful. I even spotted your little Yellow Clown Goby!
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Old 10-21-2011, 08:37 PM   #374
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I took the photos right after feeding so everyone was out and about. the clown gobys are much more active and viewable since I added the other fish. The only real hider I have now is the two spot blenny. lol

I'll add some new photos of the added rock and the new coral arrangement later.

As a side question, I have a very tall toadstool leather int he tank, when i went to move it today I found it had attached its SIDE to the rock it was leaning against. I left it be because I wasnt sure if pulling it off would have been healthy for it...so I left it as is. But I see this as being a slight issue moving forward if i were to move the coral like I want to. Any thoughts?
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Old 10-21-2011, 08:39 PM   #375
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Cool, can't wait ti see more photos! Glad everyone is doing well. Do you have any close ups of the fish?
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Old 10-21-2011, 08:41 PM   #376
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I'll have to take a few, since they are all so small I have to really get up in their face lol.

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Old 10-29-2011, 05:44 PM   #377
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I'm down to two fixtures that I want to purchase. Either this one
eBay - New & used electronics, cars, apparel, collectibles, sporting goods & more at low prices

OR this one

JBJ 24" TRINITY 4 x 24W High Output T5 Light Fixture - AquaCave

They both are individually reflected but the 1st one has moonlights and is a name brand kinda.

I'm kinda leaning towards the cheaper one so I can add my own bulbs if necessary,

What do you guys think?
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Old 10-29-2011, 10:26 PM   #378
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Ok, I changed my mind again. i am getting these lights now

2Ft/4Bulbs fixture

They have gotten great reviews on this site and it has four bulbs. Not separate reflectors though, the one I linked right above for ebay has reflectors for each bulb. Should I spend the extra $50 for this feature? I intend to keep a clam in this tank so I need some guidance here. lol

As far as bulbs I wanted to keep the two blue actinics that come with it probably change out the 2 10k bulbs for something bluer. Maybe an ati aquablue special, i think it's at 12k spectrum.

Thoughts, comments and suggestions on these two units and/or anything as far as bulbs I would appreciate it.
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that's pretty cheap, and looks nice. i also like the external ballasts. only a 4 lamp fixture though? i wonder if you'll be able to keep sps in this tank. you already know what bulbs i like.
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aq 6 bulb unit is too wide to fit on the tank. I only have 12 inches from front to back. I have about 13 inches of water to penetrate so I was hoping i could get by with the 4 bulb.
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