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Old 01-13-2013, 09:46 PM   #51
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Thanks for that! I did buy some glue for the rocks today. I've got the light up as well.

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Old 01-13-2013, 11:24 PM   #52
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What kind of lights do you have?
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Old 01-13-2013, 11:33 PM   #53
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These are taotronics 120 watts. This picture was taken at about 30ish percent. The lights are crazy bright
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Old 01-13-2013, 11:40 PM   #54
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Nice. I might look into one of those for my next build. Does it give good coverage of the entire tank?
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It is good coverage but you can certainly see it thin out on the edges. Not sure about growth as I don't have any livestock. The lights on the fixture are probably only in an 8x4 inch area
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Also the fixture itself is very sleek , the fans are quite, and is easy to operate.
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Old 01-14-2013, 04:20 AM   #57
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Things are moving along quickly. Looks great!!
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Old 01-14-2013, 09:24 AM   #58
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Thank you my dear!!! I'm so anxious!

I'm currently gluing the toothpicks out of two rock structures. I'm a fan of height in tanks. Here is one.

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I'll wait a few days for the glue to cure. I'm thinking I'll start cycling Monday.

A couple of things... I will be getting egg crate before I put sand in. Will a single bag of "live" sand be okay to seed if the rest is pfs?

I found a guy on cl who is breaking down a number of his tanks. I'll be buying some live rock from him. Is $5/lb a good deal?
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$5/lb seems a little high for buying off of CL. My stores charge $6-10, depending in the store and type of rock. I would think you should pay $3-4/lb off CL.
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Sounds good to me. I'll pass on that rock then.



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I think I like this scape. Going to order salt, a refractometer, and another power head tonight. I'll buy salt for the cycle Thursday. Going to be doing raw shrimp to cycle.
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