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Old 02-29-2012, 08:54 AM   #31
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Since you haven't bought lighting yet, I thought you'd be interested in these http://www.ebay.com/itm/Aquarium-Cor...item68c94c7950 2 are enough to grow whatever you need to grow.
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Old 02-29-2012, 10:44 AM   #32
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Nice build thread. I would add a 2nd heater and a heater controller (don't trust a single and don't trust the cheap controllers). The 2-heater controller will be around $120, so that puts you into the Apex Jr ($149.99) category.

The Apex Jr. can control 4 outlets. You can add an 8 outlet extension so you can control a dozen outlets.

The LED units are good for a 24" spread, so get 2 units. You can start with one and center it, then add a 2nd unit later. It's a one-time purchase so get the unit you want.

I went all in for my LED's (3 units) as my 4th lighting system. Should have spent the dollars up front (though LEDs were not really an option in 2003). Don't make my mistake(s).
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Old 02-29-2012, 11:07 AM   #33
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Thanks Cmor!

I will look at adding a second heater.

I decided on AI Sols instead of the eBay fixture because they are dimmable and programmable and they are UL listed. Also they have an attractive hanging system as they will be suspended from the ceiling in our living room. While I can DIY on a lot of things, I wasn't confident I could make the eBay fixture look decent since it will all be exposed (I am not much of a fabricator).
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Old 02-29-2012, 12:25 PM   #34
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Coming along nicely. You're all in now so enjoy the ride! LOL
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I agree. Welcome to the saltie side.
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Thanks cmor.

Lights ordered and dry rock/sand ordered. Just a sump and some odds and ends left. UPS is gonna be busy for the next week or so.
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Thanks cmor.

Lights ordered and dry rock/sand ordered. Just a sump and some odds and ends left. UPS is gonna be busy for the next week or so.
Check out the sumps on eBay, they're already made and fairly cheap compared to the other sumps
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Tank has arrived, and RO system is installed. I am makin' water!
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Great! No turning back now. Can't wait to see this thing set up. Might be worth a visit to see it.
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Nice setup. love watching it all come together from the very first parts! lol
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