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Old 08-25-2013, 12:07 PM   #61
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Alright thank you! I think I'm picking up the tank today! Yay!
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Old 08-25-2013, 06:39 PM   #62
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Pics or it didnt happen
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Old 08-25-2013, 06:41 PM   #63
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Ahaha well I'm not getting the tank today. They had none in stock. Will be getting it in 10 days!
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Old 08-25-2013, 06:47 PM   #64
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Bummer I hate waiting but it does give you more time to plan things.
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Old 08-25-2013, 06:56 PM   #65
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Yeah exactly. I'm trying to find a way to mount my taotronic unit. I don't want a canopy, drilling into walls and ceiling is out of the question. I can buy a lighting bracket, aquastyle.com has one for $42+$30 shipping
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Old 08-25-2013, 07:01 PM   #66
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Id go with a canopy those lights are bright you'll want something to block it from the sides Leave the top open and mount the light on the cross brace
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I really like the look of open top that's why. How far up do you think I should have the lights to get good coverage of the entire tank? I'd like to have sps and lps in the middle
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Old 08-26-2013, 08:02 AM   #68
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I'd start about 30 in. above you can always lower them I get a good 3ft spread on the sandbed with mine at 32 in. above. Tank is 24in high and lights are 8in. above water surface.
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I might have to get 2 fixtures. I think later on I'll buy another taotronic.
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Old 08-26-2013, 08:36 AM   #70
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Or maybe I'll be able to get 2 par 38 bulbs and have them pointed where there's less light? Any suggestions? I like the spectrum I can get out of the par38 bulbs
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