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Old 07-03-2013, 11:27 PM   #11
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That will definitely make the corals pop. I like how clean the design on the stand/canopy looks and the little detailing. What's with the (frag?) tank on the right and extra stand on the left. Fish everywhere!
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Old 07-04-2013, 03:36 AM   #12
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Well the "frag" tank you see is my existing 55 gallon set up eating for new tank to cycle. The extra stand is the actual frag tank stand I had plumbed in to the "frag" tank system. The stand just has a bunch of supplies I haven't moved out yet since the set up. 180 gallons of bliss is all I can tell you.
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Old 07-09-2013, 12:17 AM   #13
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This is the finished product as I went easy on the rock for a nice open swimming area for decent sized tangs and wrasse. Maybe a Pygmy angel or 2. But I'm just glad all the work is done.
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Old 07-09-2013, 12:23 AM   #14
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That is a lot of open room. Hopefully you don't run out of room for corals.
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I thought about that too but I love the open swim area I have now. Ill have coral but just not as many. Maybe save me some money.
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Old 07-15-2013, 09:37 AM   #16
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Nice build! I'm hoping to start a 180 build soon, do you mind breaking down your lighting setup? I noticed you said earlier that it was a diy setup supplemented with T5 lighting.
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Old 07-15-2013, 10:15 AM   #17
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Wow that is gorgous. What did you do to make it look so blue?
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Old 07-15-2013, 10:27 AM   #18
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Nice build! I'm hoping to start a 180 build soon, do you mind breaking down your lighting setup? I noticed you said earlier that it was a diy setup supplemented with T5 lighting.
I have 126 3w LEDs... 2.5-1 ratio b:w. 2-60" t5 bulbs. One blue+ and one coral wave color. Those pic are taken with all white one and blues down real low but iPhones seem to pick up blue so much more then other colors.
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They are all cree LEDs with meanwell dimmable drivers.
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Do you mind taking a pic of the lighting and the housing you used? Sorry to be such a bother but I really like how they look and if I can save money and get great results why not right? Where did you purchase your parts for the lighting from?
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