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Old 09-26-2014, 01:14 PM   #11
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You can do hob overflows, CPR makes a great one you can use an aqua lifter to prevent siphon loss.
But all tank bottoms are tempered really, doesn't mean the sides are if you want to drill them...I'd still check it out first.


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Old 09-26-2014, 01:16 PM   #12
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Stupid question, how can I check if they're tempered?
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I hear using polarized glasses to look at them will show you by the glass looking wavy.


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Okay, thanks!

Also is there any major difference whether I do a hob overflow or drill holes?
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Hobs can loose siphone and overflow the sump or display. Drilling runs off gravity and doesn't have that issue with losing siphon.


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Okay, makes sense. Thanks!
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Old 09-26-2014, 03:23 PM   #17
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Okay, for lights I was looking at these (or this kind of thing):

TaoTronics TT AL09 Dimmable Coral Reef Tank Light LED Aquarium Light 120W 55 3W | eBay

But I can't really figure out how many I'd need to support corals in a 55g
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One unit like that covers about 2 ft of tank. A 55 gallon, standard sized, is 4 ft long.


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Okay, perfect. So getting two of these wouldn't be too bad. I saw some other lights that were something like 500-900$
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Yeah...I have 2 ecotech radions over my 55 with 2 mp40's in it. I understand pricey.


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