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Old 12-26-2011, 04:43 PM   #1
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New 40g breeder build

Just scored a 40 breeder (40 bucks petco). I'll be upgrading my 25, this is going to be a slow build because I have a lot to do (build stand and sump). I'm gonna have a million questions. I have a 20 tall I'm planning for the sump. First off ivE
Been looking at light options, I'm not sure exactly what to go with. 10,000k 6500k? How many actics how many daylight. Stuff like that. I have a 24" marine land led on my twenty five but I think I'm gonna go t5s on this. Like I said this is gonna take awhile but I've been thinking about way before I got the tank. I guess a couple of my questions are gonna be lighting, light over fuge, skimmer for sump, whats the best way to take one tank apart and set the new one up in the same spot using that live rock, and many more. Thanks in advance.
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Old 12-28-2011, 04:07 PM   #2
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Built my stand today, I'm gonna paint it black. I don't think it's gonna fit in the spot I planned, oops. Made the door big enough so sump can fit in and out. I can probably get this up and running soon. My biggest quandary is lighting. I've read tons online but still not sure enough to buy something


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Built my stand today, I'm gonna paint it black. I don't think it's gonna fit in the spot I planned, oops. Made the door big enough so sump can fit in and out. I can probably get this up and running soon. My biggest quandary is lighting. I've read tons online but still not sure enough to buy something


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Great score! I hope to take advantage of the dollar per gallon sale this time around. Nice stand too!
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Old 12-28-2011, 04:26 PM   #4
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Thanks, ya the sale came at a perfect time. Just gotta figure out lighting and where I'm gonna put it
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Old 12-28-2011, 05:16 PM   #5
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Looking at the fishneedit sight because I've read people like there fixtures for the price. This is what
I'm thinking what k white should I go with, any better suggestions? 3 blue 1 white. Also how would I time these?


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Old 12-29-2011, 12:59 PM   #6
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Well the stand is built and I'm moving onto to sump. I have a 10 & 20 tall, I'm leaning towards the ten for space reasons. I know bigger is better. Still debating lighting, any input? Thanks
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Old 12-30-2011, 02:13 PM   #7
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I'm gonna go with 4x39w 3 blue actics 1 white, which k should I go with, 6500,10000,or14000
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Slow build? 4 days to have a stand built was not all that slow. Looks good.
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I work in construction and it's hard to schedule work between the holidays so I had to kill some time. Thanks any help on the lights?
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It depends on what you want to keep.
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