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Old 02-10-2011, 12:28 AM   #11
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I can't wait to see what you come up with.

I'm in the same boat - planning a big tank, but with no resources at hand.
Getting the tank n stand here is the biggest issue. I'll find the money. Lol
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Thats me exactly!
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Old 02-10-2011, 12:33 PM   #13
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Anyone have experience with good lighting?

My 55 has these hood lamps with single florescent bulbs, Just seems to be dull.
I would like some with built in moon lights, and bright day lights built into one.
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Are you trying to grow plants or just have bright lights? Bright lights can cause algae if they're on for any length of time and you don't have plants.

Marineland has some LED fixtures out with moonlights. The double bright or reef lights should be pretty bright.
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Are you trying to grow plants or just have bright lights? Bright lights can cause algae if they're on for any length of time and you don't have plants.

Marineland has some LED fixtures out with moonlights. The double bright or reef lights should be pretty bright.
Thanks for the reply Jim.

No plants, Just that the hood on my 55 to me is to dim, single tube florescent.

So on the new tank I want just decent light. It would be cool to have the moon lights built in. Built in timers could be nice also.
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Old 02-10-2011, 06:34 PM   #16
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Well I found a new 220 Gallon Tank instead of the 150 Gallon. A little bigger than I wanted. I found it at Home Malawi Aquatics International. It's coming with all the heaters solid oak stand. Full hood with bright lights. And there going to deliver it today. Dang and I was only planning. The deal was to hard to refuse.

That's going to probably change some thing's I imagine.
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do you mind sharing with us how much this setup is going to cost?
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Planning is no fun. We want action! You know you're going to have to post a lot of pics.
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I'll put everything on a build post with cost. And Item list.
With build Photo's. What sucks is I'm doing this with a broken ankle.
Good news is the fish store is going to even put it into place. Suckers lol
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