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Old 07-23-2011, 12:50 AM   #271
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Ibrahim, none of us have any experience with reactors, unfortunately no way to tell ya.
Carey, got my new bulbs in they are noticeably smaller in length and thickness but once in, it didn't matter.. The 12k white has a surprising purple tint to it. We absolutely love the new look it has given the tank (well atleast the dark half) here's a "teaser" pic, its blantantly obvious which ones are the older functioning bulbs...we plan on replacing the other two here very soon. More pics of the actual tank will be uploaded shortly
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Old 07-23-2011, 01:16 AM   #272
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Here's a fts , the left side has the new 12k white and old actinic, the right has the old 10k white and new super actinic.....this picture doesn't do the coloring justice, even with the old actinic bulb, the new 12k white looks absolutely stunning... Both my girl and I were speechless as to the improvement.
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Old 07-23-2011, 01:23 AM   #273
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Close-up of tank


*****edit***** haha look real close at the picture, can you spot our Picasso trigger? He almost blends in
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Old 07-23-2011, 02:33 AM   #274
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Looks good, glad the 12k worked out for you. Its much better than the yellowish you sometimes get. You should get those other bulbs soon, to keep them balanced out.
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Old 07-23-2011, 04:37 AM   #275
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You look a little low on rock. I'm sure you can improve your rockscape with with another 55 pounds of base rock. It's only about $80-$90 on eBay
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Carey, its 100x better, it brings out the natural color of the tank more, instead of washing it out in a whitish yellow color. Ibrahim, the minimal look is what I was aiming for, I could fit another 50-75lbs in the tank but all my fish have hiding room and there's a full length tunnel behind the rocks... Don't wanna put anymore in because I don't want the fish hiding all day...plus my lr is handling the job so far.
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Well well well..its been an insanely busy day for my fish hobby. Woke up at 8:45 to drive an hour to pick up 6 10g tanks. Turned out 1 is cracked, but it'll be a test tank for drilling purposes.

After that adventure, contacted the 2nd seller to go pick up the refractometer..
And he ended up giving me a bunch of stuff!!
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He showed me his 55g bowfront, he was running a 400w 10k MH and 2 cf lights. he had some of the most gorgeous guppies I've ever seen. I had to have a few, so I inquired about buying a select few, pic is crappy but you can see the colors of some.

Here's a closer pic of the refrac, its in perfect shape and condition, also tested my tank when I got home...1.025 exact!!!

Spent 15 on the tanks (she gave me the cracked one free) and 35 for the refrac, 40 lbs of salt, 3 books, a bottle of phosphate filler, calcium booster, and 5 amazing guppies........all in all I say it was an amazing day for my fishies and tanks
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Old 07-23-2011, 08:09 PM   #279
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Ok so I've been thinkin about my current refugium dilemma, and I've made a decision, I am going to have my refugium on theleft, complete with its on valve and sprinkler, but I'm gonna build the sandbed up to a solid 4-5" of sand, my skimmer will be on the left in its own bin with a drain pipe completely open, both bins will connect via pvc to the middle where the return pump will be housed in either a 5 or 10g tank by itself.....that I may run chaeto as well
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We caved last night ad ended up buying a small filter for a 10g. Spent an hour last night setting it up for our guppies I actually got six from the seller yesterday ad unfortuately lost one yesterday another fish got him. While I was transferring guppies over to their new home, I happened to find a tiny guppy fry, somehow managed to scoop him while transferring guppies!! That makes for 2 baby guppies we have tank bred! Hopefully over the next month we can get some serious guppy fry
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