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Old 12-12-2013, 09:17 AM   #161
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So I joined the Delaware Valley reef club. I posted on the forums about Stand plans and immediately got a responce of a guy who is building it. Saltwater hobbiests are awesome! Here is the start of the frame and canopy.

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Old 12-16-2013, 10:00 AM   #162
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Well I finally got my stand and now I am in the process of staining it... I hope it turns out well!
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Old 12-19-2013, 07:20 PM   #163
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So I was wondering what lenses I should have on my taotronics... I think they have 90 degree not 120. Is this OK?

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Old 12-19-2013, 07:45 PM   #164
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Some people buy a sump because of special features and compartments for special filters. All sumps are the same pretty much. So yes DIY save some money.
The size if the sump will depend on where you want to lay it out. I prefer mine in the cabinet below out of view. So you would make one that fits. If you plan on growing macro algae to lower nitrates, just know a you will need a light source. Thats why i like mine in the cabinet so its not so bright.

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Old 12-19-2013, 07:56 PM   #165
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So I was wondering what lenses I should have on my taotronics... I think they have 90 degree not 120. Is this OK?

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90 seems to be the norm. 120 would be useful if you couldnt get the panels up away fromt he water enough, and 60 degree lenses are good for people that want a bit of distance between the lights and tank.
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Old 12-25-2013, 09:04 AM   #166
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Merry Christmas everyone!
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Old 12-27-2013, 06:35 PM   #167
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To use filter sock or not to use filter socks is the questionI. Pro and cons?
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Old 12-28-2013, 05:54 PM   #168
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As for the filter sock. run one for a week or two and you will see what gunk it catches. lol I would never run my tanks without one now that I know what it catches. lol It is an extra step in maintainign the tank, I change mine out every few days but I feel its def worth it in the end.
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I ran my tank without filter socks going into my sump for a month. The detritus that built up in that time literally caused more issues than I'd had in the entire life span of the tank. Had to break the sump down and clean it out to get ahead of the problem.
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What's the best way to paint the back of a tank?
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