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Old 04-14-2009, 02:34 AM   #71
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they are small enough for them to eat normaly. They look like they are chewing, but that is how it eats
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Old 04-14-2009, 03:10 AM   #72
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thanks,

will give it a try when I get some
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Old 04-16-2009, 07:00 PM   #73
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my new 60

I called my brother and he took some measurements on the tank for me. It turned out to be: 48½W x 15½W x 19½T – On line calculator says its 63 gallons!

So now I have decisions to make. Any and all advice is Greatly appreciated.
I am going do the build on the 60 gallon very very slowly so that I don’t screw it up, and so I can refill the ol’ bank account as I go.
I need to figure out what to do with the 29 gallon that I have now. Before I acquired the 60 I wanted to upgrade the lighting on the 29 so I could add corals and I still want to do that. Is it possible to get a T5 light fixture that’s 24” long to put on the 29, and when im ready, get another 24” fixture and put them both on the 60? If so, then I can transfer the contents of the 29 to the 60 and make the 29 a Sump. I know nothing about Sumps besides it is a really good idea to have one and I would need an overflow since the tank is not drilled.

The other idea is to go without a Sump and make the 29 into a Frag tank. That way I could still do the lighting upgrade and when the 60 is built, just make the transfer and start the frag tank build.

I hope that all made sense. And please let me know what yall think about these senarios!

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Dan I don't think the 24" has enough power to penetrate 19 1/2' on the new tank. A 48" t-5 ho has 54 watts of power. and even at that you will have to raise some corals up a bit.
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I haven't gone through the build, but what kind of corals do you wish to keep? A "roundabout" general rule with T5's are: 24w under 12", 36w under 20", 54w over 20".
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Nice additions Dan. They look pretty nice.
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Im still reading up on corals. Being a beginner I want to start with corals more suited to my skill level.I realize that there is no "easy" coral but I think I want to start with the ones that have the lower light requirements. So what would be a good lighting setup for my 29 gallon? its 19" tall.
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Long time away!

Wow I have not been on in 10 months! Too long.
First things first, My 29G tanks is still running smoothly. My plans to upgrade to the 60 is still in the works but has been put on the back burner since I recently got engaged and all my funds are going to the wedding!

My Fiance is very supportive of all my hobbies so she is cool with me fixing up my current set up to accomodate some corals.

I am looking at this light fixture: Current USA 24" Sundial T-5 Fixture 4x24W.

Will this fixture support some corals?
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does this one work?

Current USA 24" Sundial T-5 Fixture 4x24W


or this: http://shop.aquatouch.com/product_p/cur01120.htm

same thing without the lunar lights i think.
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