Yeah, i'm having a lot of fun with this. I don't have a fan yet but purchased the following on ebay and just waiting for it to arrive:
- aquatek cooling fan. AQT-F06 .. it has 6 fans together that clip to tank and is supposed to reduce temp up to 7degrees! was 49.99 + shipping
So since I don't have the fans yet I am only putting my Halide on 2hrs a day. The other 5hrs I am putting the "white lunar lights" on and then at night switching to the Blue lunar lights. When I get my fan i'm hoping to extend my Halide for a total of 7hrs a day.
I'm not mixing my water yet. I am purchasing from my local LFS
at $1.49 a gallon. It is "red sea" water. I also ordered a refractometer from ebay and am waiting for that to come in. I haven't made up my mind if i'm going to make my own water yet or not -- since I only have a 34gallon tank and am doing 15% water chances (hopefully ever 2weeks when established)... it's only going to cost me like $10 each time...
Long Term and when I purchased this set up I always had plans for a bunch of corals, anemone's and just a few fish. Haven't settled on any specifics of each yet. I'm still about 2-3weeks away from purchasing so I need to start my research!