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Old 01-22-2014, 09:42 PM   #51
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I agree with the air flow. The hood is open fully in the back. So dust will get in regardless, but I know heat rises and I I am going to make sure that the heat has a place to go on top.

The light itself is going to be about 2 to 3in above the waterline. It also has a plastic protection cover that covers the lights and protects them from water splash. Here is another photo with just the white lights on. I might keep both blue bulbs. I guess the blue brings out nice color. I was told that I couldn't do corals with this light, but I have seen tanks with just this light with corals and growing well. Not the corals that need a lot of light but just some basic easy to grow corals. It looks bright enough. I am not going to put corals in my tank, but I am just saying the light is brighter than I thought. LoL
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Old 01-22-2014, 09:47 PM   #52
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It will grow many types of SPS if you place them high enough. LPS and soft corals will all do fine.
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Old 01-22-2014, 11:56 PM   #53
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I would do corals but I got fish that would eat them. I like my Blue spotted Puffer to much to drop him for corals. LoL.

Could a smaller version of the same light grow an frog spawn or a anemone? I am thinking of doing a 27 gallon cub tank for a pair of snow flak clown fish, and I would hope that they would host the frog spawn or anemone. One of the two! LoL
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Anemones usually require a tank that's been up for a while and pretty bright lights. Other than that caution, yes.
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I know! My tank would be up for about three to four months before I put any coral or anemone into it! Thinking of just having shrimp and having it as a fowlr tank for a few months. I would add the clowns in last in hopes they would host the anemone or frogspawn! I might go with a frogspawn and a rose anemone. I don't know yet! That project is a few years away Anyway! LoL

Got to get this tank going first! :-p
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Old 02-04-2014, 08:39 PM   #56
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Update!

Just a fast update! I started to put the finishing touches on the hood, and as you can see I cut some slits into the hood so my light can vent the heat out on top.

The other issue I went ahead to repaint the back of my tank to just touch up on the background. I still do no know what happened, but the other paint began to bubble up and it looked like I sprayed paint thinner on it. It really sucks! Now I am striping it and respraying the back.

I do not know what happened with it. Anyway, here is the some pictures of the update. I also started to redo the stand and fix some issues with it. I painted the bottom so it wouldn't get more water damage. I primed it as well. I was not planning on priming the whole stand, but the bottom needed it.
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Looking good Thats odd with the paint must have been something on the glass
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Whats a good thing to clean the tank with? There is a lot of built up stuff inside the tank that is hard to get off and I have been scraping it off as of right now. So what can I do to get the inside cleaned up?
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