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Old 02-18-2013, 01:34 AM   #21
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Anyone running the Taotronics Led lights for corals able to tell me what model is best and how many I would need for the 6' x 3' x 16" tank? I want to get more AI units but I think I need at least four and that is not chump change hehe.
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Old 02-18-2013, 02:11 AM   #22
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Anyone running the Taotronics Led lights for corals able to tell me what model is best and how many I would need for the 6' x 3' x 16" tank? I want to get more AI units but I think I need at least four and that is not chump change hehe.
Nevermind lol. I just ordered my AI Sol Blues .....
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Old 02-18-2013, 12:47 PM   #23
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Hoping that four of the light fixtures will be sufficient. I know I should have about six but i'm going with four for now.
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Old 02-19-2013, 08:58 PM   #24
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Was hoping someone could help answer couple questions. I was considering painting the bottom of the tank after I finish removing that paper that was stuck on there. Does the color matter that I paint it? I'm planning on a bare bottom and don't know for photographing corals (have not started researching this yet) with anything other than my iPhone lol if certain colors help or hinder photographing. I was thinking white but then thought that could maybe mess with a camera. Maybe blue? Any input is appreciated. Thanks.
*edit* any suggestions on type of paint also?
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Old 02-19-2013, 09:09 PM   #25
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I imagine black would be best. Would add the most contrast to the opposing colours. Make things really pop. Would also lower glare in the photo
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Old 02-19-2013, 09:42 PM   #26
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I imagine black would be best. Would add the most contrast to the opposing colours. Make things really pop. Would also lower glare in the photo
Thank you for the input. Black was my preference but I wasn't sure if a lighter color would be more beneficial.
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Old 02-20-2013, 09:59 AM   #27
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Anyone who had painted an acrylic tank able to suggest a paint. I was thinking spray paint. Flat black, glossy black?
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I've used both flat and glossy and found no real difference. I like being able to easily wipe the glossy surface.

Higher end spray paint you get to use less
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I've used both flat and glossy and found no real difference. I like being able to easily wipe the glossy surface.

Higher end spray paint you get to use less
Thank you for the insight.
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Old 02-20-2013, 02:58 PM   #30
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Lights are due to arrive today. Return pump and ATO on order from BRS due to arrive next week. Already have skimmer, Hopefully able to start building stand this weekend.
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