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Old 09-21-2011, 12:28 PM   #1411
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Yeah it's for the 75 mixed reef. I can hang the fixture if need be. It is an open top.

I've heard about the mh catching fire too but I do believe they fixed that.
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Old 09-21-2011, 12:34 PM   #1412
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In my opinion I don't think I would run the hydroponic lights as they don't have an acrylic shield or glass covering the bulbs, I would be far too worried about water splashing. Unless if course you can rig up a cover for the bulbs.

I heard the mh were fixed as well, at least as far as catching fire. lol there's still been some members who have had issues with them and some who just love them. But only time will tell for sure. I wouldn't cross them off your list though completely, it might still be an option. If only they made a 6 bulb unit lol.....cause thats what I would put over it if I could.
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Old 09-21-2011, 12:54 PM   #1413
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In my opinion I don't think I would run the hydroponic lights as they don't have an acrylic shield or glass covering the bulbs, I would be far too worried about water splashing. Unless if course you can rig up a cover for the bulbs.

I heard the mh were fixed as well, at least as far as catching fire. lol there's still been some members who have had issues with them and some who just love them. But only time will tell for sure. I wouldn't cross them off your list though completely, it might still be an option. If only they made a 6 bulb unit lol.....cause thats what I would put over it if I could.
Your last sentence was very helpful.
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Old 09-21-2011, 08:44 PM   #1414
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I whole heartily recommend u get a skimmer... You will be in aw as to how much junk it pulls out of ur tank...
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Old 09-21-2011, 10:26 PM   #1415
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I whole heartily recommend u get a skimmer... You will be in aw as to how much junk it pulls out of ur tank...

yes sir!!! ive got to wait until this friday to make it happen. i also want to get a hob for my 40g.
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Old 09-21-2011, 10:38 PM   #1416
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yes sir!!! ive got to wait until this friday to make it happen. i also want to get a hob for my 40g.
I've cleaned the collector twice already... Imma let it run for a couple of weeks and try a tang again... But I'm buying it from LA...
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Old 09-21-2011, 10:45 PM   #1417
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what about an angel?

ive also read that you may want to raise the cup or what ever about the skimmer so that you dont actually collect stuff while it breaks in... im sure youve read plenty by now about the skimmer. so ill refrain with my ignorance of it all.

do you have a tang in mind?
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Old 09-21-2011, 10:49 PM   #1418
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what about an angel?

ive also read that you may want to raise the cup or what ever about the skimmer so that you dont actually collect stuff while it breaks in... im sure youve read plenty by now about the skimmer. so ill refrain with my ignorance of it all.

do you have a tang in mind?
No, not a lot known about the skimmer... Raise the cup? As in take it off??? No angel with the clam and corals I want. And probably a two spotted bristle tooth tang... Seems more active.
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i dont know about the skimmer, maybe something to do with the gate valve? ive just read that to break in a skimmer you want to let it run without collecting much of anything. idk hopefully someone with actual experience can chime in, other wise disregard my last two posts?

im looking up the tang.
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i dont know about the skimmer, maybe something to do with the gate valve? ive just read that to break in a skimmer you want to let it run without collecting much of anything. idk hopefully someone with actual experience can chime in, other wise disregard my last two posts?

im looking up the tang.
Looked up the break in... Basically can't fine tune it just yet. Takes a couple hours up to a week to get it really broken in and fine tuning can start...
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