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Old 08-05-2009, 12:11 PM   #131
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As far as I know, T5's have the same output but without the heat. I don;t know too much so don't take my word for it. :]
T5HO are good for some LPS and some softies but you are going to need MH for that tank 24" is fairly deep the MH's give you better penetration. It would be cheaper to build a fixture out of wood and put in a retrofit kit. You could make it look like one light.
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Old 08-05-2009, 12:21 PM   #132
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The plywood picking wass not my deal, but I do know that it was hardwood oak. Sorry.
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when I first saw it, I thought it was red oak. Sort of an expensive way to go lol. I would have just used birch
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Old 08-05-2009, 01:27 PM   #134
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Just read through the entire thread. never even heard of a plywood tank before until this point but It looks great I'm excited to see how it turns out.
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Old 08-05-2009, 02:21 PM   #135
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yeah i hadnt heard anyhting about it either but i like how its going so far
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Old 08-05-2009, 02:29 PM   #136
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I thought it was overly expensive myself, but if this means I can bring it in the house without my boyfriend watching it for leaks, it's worth it xD


Thanks! I quite like the look of them. They've grown on me a lot since I first saw one.
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Old 08-05-2009, 03:00 PM   #137
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I think this is a great Idea, but as someone mentioned earlier even with mass amounts of screws, thats 2000 lbs of water pushing out on a unidirectional joint> Maybe add some outside metal brackets around the corners. I dont know but i would hate for this to bite you later. I love ambitious DIY projects.
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Old 08-05-2009, 03:01 PM   #138
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Even decorational brass plates. They come in what ever size you want them and they look great and can be bent around the corners. Just throwin it out there
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Old 08-05-2009, 03:16 PM   #139
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but i have one question that has been bugging me eversince you started.
when you look into the tank, arent you only going to see wood as your background?
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Nope. The pond armor comes in several colors. The box I got is black. You'll see a black bg and all of my shiny, colorful fish and corals.
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