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Old 03-22-2014, 11:31 AM   #151
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I've been looking around at a few DIY stands too. I think it would be best to build it myself.
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Old 03-22-2014, 11:37 AM   #152
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No. These lights are going to work like a T5 or halide fixture. Another words, one timer will be for the blue and the other timer will be for the white. You will set the blue to come on first and go off last, and the whites will simulate daylight.
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Old 03-22-2014, 12:06 PM   #153
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Okay, I gotcha! Thanks for your help, Mr. X. I'm gonna try to gather up some ideas for DIY stand.
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Old 03-22-2014, 12:12 PM   #154
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Also, I have a leftover 29 gallon brand new aquarium. Should I get it turned into a sump?
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That's up to you.
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Old 03-22-2014, 12:23 PM   #156
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If it'll be big enough, I'll surely do it.
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Old 03-22-2014, 12:25 PM   #157
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It depends on what you want to put in it. If it's just a place to hold a skimmer, that will be fine, but If you want to add a refugium, it might be pretty tight in there.
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Old 03-22-2014, 12:26 PM   #158
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Yeah, I was gonna go with a fuge because from what I read it helps with filtration and it can kinda help me feed my fish.
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Well, measure it out and see if it will work for you. make the skimmer compartment, and leave room for a filter sock, and the return compartment, and see what you have left.
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Old 03-22-2014, 12:51 PM   #160
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I better get to searchin for some DIY videos. I plan to bring the tank home in around 3 weeks that way I can physically see it and make exact measurements.
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