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Old 01-18-2011, 07:34 AM   #11
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ok small update here . when i bought this tank it had one bulk head in it but up side down . meaning the nut was inside of the overflow box making it imposable for my big arms in get in there . on top of it being up side down there was more silicone on it this all the seals for the tank lol well 4 hours latter a hair dryer cutting blade razor blade hammer and flat head it is off .



now it is time to start cleaning the tank . what can i use to clean all this all stuff off the inside of the over flow and glass behind it .

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try vinegar and water.
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Old 01-19-2011, 12:54 PM   #13
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I believe this is a reef ready tank. The built-in side of the flow through the two holes. Is a row of a meeting of its 4000 or you recommended 4000hh.
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Old 01-20-2011, 08:25 PM   #14
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well tank has been put on hold for a week or two because i will be building a new canopy for this tank because i found some soft spots in the wood it was made out of and not sealed . so next week i am hoping i can get to that . also if any one can tell me where a good place that wont brake the bank to buy a retro x4 light kit with moon lights . i would love it
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what are you looking to spend?
48 inch T5 Aquarium Lighting Retrofits T 5 Aquarium Light T 5 Aquarium Lighting
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Old 01-20-2011, 08:36 PM   #16
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i also thought of this-
Hydrofarm 4 Lamp 6500K 4' T5 Fluorescent Grow Light - Plantlighting Hydroponics
all you need to do is change the lamps. i used an 8 lamp version of this over a coral tank i had and it was an excellent fixture. the only downfall was that there was only one cord, so you couldn't run just the blues by themselves. that is only for us anyway- the corals don't care about morning and evening transitions, all they care about is enough light to carry out photosynthesis.
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Old 01-22-2011, 08:48 AM   #17
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sorry mr x i have not got back to you sooner . as far as money goes i am not to set on a price only because i know how to save money to get what i want . also i am in no rush . i want it done right the first time . lol . i have looked at a few retro kits and i don't know might just buy one in cased instead .
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Old 01-22-2011, 08:52 AM   #18
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like this
Current USA Nova Extreme T5HO

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AquaticLife T5 HO 4-Lamp Light Fixtures w/ Lunar LEDs
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go with the 6 lamp nova extreme pro. you can always add moonlights cheaply.
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Old 01-28-2011, 02:50 PM   #20
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ok bit of a update . i got my stan about 98 % done and the canopy about 70 % done ( pics will be up later ) . i allso have ordered the 6 lamp nova extreme prolight .

.now here is another ? i have on a thought i was having . since there is only one over flow box in my tank what if i was to use those two holes for drain and have two new holes cut in the back of my tank for return .

now if i was to do this .
? 1 would i be just wasting my time .
? 2 would there be anything to gain from doing this
? 3 what size holes should i drill
? 4 does it madder if the holes are in the middle or towards the ends

thanks for all the help so far guys
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