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Old 12-29-2008, 05:40 PM   #1
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hello

I have to first say good job again to Neil on his 72

i have a 55FW and a 30 FW now ,
I am looking for my next build I'm looking at a 72 bow -FOWLR
i am here to learn ,

i think i will start to collect the necessities before i get the tank ,

so far i have

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1 empty terrarium tank still at my sisters , but looks 60" long

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Old 12-29-2008, 05:45 PM   #2
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Welcome to the site man. I love your 55 gallon, looks very natural.
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Old 12-29-2008, 06:08 PM   #3
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Welcome again!

That 55 looks AWESOME! Very very nice layout. Very cool moonlight layout too.
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Old 12-29-2008, 06:18 PM   #4
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i have green leds buried in the substrate to light up the plants , the blue is still work in progress as to where to place them maybe a DIY swivel to hold them , so easier for highlighting things in the tank , they all are on dimmers to control the amount of light shown ,
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Old 12-29-2008, 06:26 PM   #5
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haha! I was wondering how you got your plants to glow like that. Very sneaky!
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Old 12-29-2008, 06:41 PM   #6
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haha! I was wondering how you got your plants to glow like that. Very sneaky!

lol i sneaked the plants out of the box ( fake ) the lights are just for show ,

but i found a good supplier of leds ( china ) and i had him make them up with 8 foot to the leds so i can have dimmers under cabinet and still have enough to bury under the gravel ,

i will incorporate this into the new SW when i get that far ,

wile we are on it whats a good price on a used 72 bow with factory cabinet , basic light , I'm dealing on one now ,the ol offer counter offer , now he is stewing on it
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I order LEDs and resistors from HK and make my own, same theory. Haven't ever done an underwater application though.

Prices on this stuff vary widely by area. Since I got my tank from a member on here used and built my stand, I can't really help you on prices.
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Old 12-29-2008, 07:06 PM   #8
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he is at 300 now for the set up and I'm at 200 , I'm thinking if we meet in the middle

i gave him the i have to drill holes in it ,, line and sent pic of a broken tank ,
lol my bad
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Welcome to AA! That tank looks fantastic!
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Old 12-30-2008, 03:47 AM   #10
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Thank you zagz , I have been reading the forum all day read all of the articles in the stickys on sw , but i have many questions on plumbing and set up still ,
I had a 50gal SW 15 years ago i don't know how i kept those fish alive from what i read now , i think it was tank hob filter and skimmer
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