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Old 10-11-2005, 01:16 PM   #1
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Stand and Hood for 2.5g Pico

Finnaly just finished the Stand and Hood for 2.5g with 3x 20w 50/50 Coralife and Coralife Moonlght

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Old 10-11-2005, 04:33 PM   #2
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That's a lot of light for such a small tank, but it looks great.

What do you plan on keeping in there?
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Old 10-12-2005, 01:09 AM   #3
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To be honest with you i donno its my first time in all this.
All i was reading was Light more Light and Light so i started up with the More Light
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Very nice, but from what you say thats like 24wpg... i think a lot of people recommend around 3wpg or so for high light... Don't quote me though. Very nice though! Is this going to be a freshwater tank?
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just to clarify, 5wgp is considered the highend these days, 3 is medium, and 1-2 is low, believe it or not. however you will hear people running reef tanks on 2 - 40watt shop lights [on a 55gallon tank] following the garf.org mode of operations every once in a while though.

stand and hood look rather nice, i have always wanted a cherry tank setu[p myself, but i always end going with oak for some reason... wish i could figure out why anyways, i really like what you done, but you might want to tone down the lighting just a bit though.
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Its going to be a SW tank with Corals and Invertebrates
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since you had it already built I assumed you already had information on running a nano SW tank. do you have a sump planned? You should.

You know what you should do... post in the SW getting started forum and detail your plans and start fleshing this out. a 2.5 gallon SW tank will be a fair amount of work. JMO.
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Its going to be a SW tank with Corals and Invertebrates
Welcome to AA!!!

It will likely be asked of you in the SW forums wich types of coarl you are going to be intrested in keeping..
You might want to consider a DIY protien skimmer, or a small pre-fab unit, on top of the sump to your plans... I wouldnt worry about the skimmer being rated too big for your tank, those numbers are usually liberal IMO.
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Nice picoreef....just the AC (I assume a 10 or 20?) for filtration....are you going to make that into a mini-refug? What inverts are you considering?
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Toirtis Its AC300 with Live Sand, piece of live rock and chaeto, inside as refugium. And for the inverts did not deside yet.

greenmaji Do you think i need protien skimmer?
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