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Old 08-07-2009, 11:26 PM   #11
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My 2 cents is that you might not be able to avoid the light so expect serious coraline growth. You will have to wipe the glass everyday or you will have it all over the front of your glass. I am going to have the same problem in my room because i have to keep my window open ALL day for my lizard. So just a little warning.

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Old 08-08-2009, 02:14 AM   #12
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DO NOT take anything from the wild. No telling what is in/on it.
and it may be against the law.
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My tank sits right beside a window. I just painted the back and the side that is less than 6 inches from the window. I have no problems with algae growth. it is still an issue you could always tint the windows. I am planning on doing that next week. the widow gets direct sunlight in the PM for about an hour
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Old 08-08-2009, 07:10 AM   #14
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I went today and bought a dark blue tint and put it on the living room window... There's quite a difference now. I've slid the aquarium a little closer tothe window away from the doors, so we'll see what happens. I move every few years so I'm really against painting my Aquarium because no telling what kind of setup I"ll have next place. My last one, I placed the Aquarium right behind the couch, blocking the hallway (so we had to walk through the dining room) from the living room to the bedrooms. I didn't have any backing so I could see through the tank down the hall to my child's room.

I went to find a protein skimmer today and they are expensive here. Do they make conversion kits for freshwater filters? Does the skimmer work alot better than freshwater filters with live rocks?

Etunes - I'm in the military here, this is a great spot to be stationed.
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Old 08-08-2009, 09:01 AM   #15
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A skimmer is one of the most imortant parts of a large SW aquarium. I would advise doing what you have to to get one. They are expensive everywhere

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Old 08-08-2009, 12:21 PM   #16
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Look at the reef octopus brand, great for the money imo.
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Has anyone used the Red Sea C-Skime 1200 skimmer? I need something easy for my wife to use while I'm deployed in the future. I'm looking for a skimmer I can put in the cabinet below the aquarium, is this one that will meet my wishes? I'm really not wanting a in/on the tank skimmer.
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Is your floor stronger enough for the 1500+ lbs you're going to put on it?
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Old 08-10-2009, 11:41 PM   #19
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My floor won't be a problem, I've set this same aquarium up in two different houses, this will be my third and it is probably the strongest of the three being Japanese built.
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Cool, just a thought, you would be surprised how many people don't take it into consideration.
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