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Old 04-25-2006, 08:01 PM   #1
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Oceanic Show Tank

I'm planning to start a 50+ reef system. I'm looking at a 50 gallon oceanic right now but I'm concerned with the center brace. Is it plastic or glass? I'd like to use metal halide but a center brace would make that practically impossible.
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i think its a plastic brace...you would have to get 2 mh bulbs so there would be even light coverage.
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I don't know that two MH on a 50 gal in completely necessary. I'm thinking it might be more practical to go with a tank that doesn't have the brace...then I don't have to worry about it at all.
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thats true
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I know oceanic places a saphire glass brace on some tanks I just thought the 50 gallon might be one of them.
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Old 04-25-2006, 08:22 PM   #6
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maybe you should keep with your 20g since you always are able to crash them. If it goes a year without crashing i would then give you the go ahead.
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A 50 gal tank is too long for a single MH bulb.
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I'm looking at the aqulight pro 2X65W Compact Fluorescent Actinics, 1X150W HQI Metal Halide. 280 W should be plenty for a 50 gallon tank.

seacat...1 year and only one death...that fish sucked anyway...got some new shrooms they look pretty good.
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lol are you home?
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Old 04-25-2006, 08:37 PM   #10
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nope...we picked them up on the way home for spring break.


My parent bought a new house in lawrence, and theres a perfect place for a tank in my bedroom. A cabinet underneath for a sump and all! THATS why i'm looking for a new tank.
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