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Old 12-19-2010, 12:48 PM   #11
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Sounds great Doug. There's a guy in Philly that has a simalar setup in the basement. He use that tank as his sump with a dsb, and macro. He occasionally sells detrivore kits on eBay from that.

Please do a buld thread when you start.

Selling frags occasionally to other members is fine. I have bough frags from folks before. It's when it becomes a business that it crosses the line.

Allan (Ziggy9530 used to sell frags a few time a year when he pruned and the grow out tank was ready to sell.
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Old 12-19-2010, 01:01 PM   #12
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Oh, back on topic. When I switched to LEDs I wanted to be able to raise and lower them. So instead of just hanging them with the included hanging kits I mounted them in my old canopy and added a linear actuator to raise and lower the canopy (remote controlled)



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Old 12-19-2010, 01:06 PM   #13
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...and, make no mistake-a lighting system that can be easily moved out of the way is invaluable to a reef keeper. trust me, you'll have your hands in the tank almost every time you walk by....lol.
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Those lights are really high, would I have to keep my LEDs that high? I would like for my lights to sit kinda close to the tank.

Doug, I'm not sure what you mean by putting my hand in there all the time. Do you make a lot of adjustments, or is it for feeding?
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lol..cmors pic was when he opted to have the lights raised up so he could do maintenance. they are usually sitting on the tank.

it's both...frags fall over, snails can upright themselves, rocks fall down, feeding, moving something unhappy to it's "happy place"...there's always something to do!
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Doug's correct. Usually the canopy sits right on the tank with the LEDs 4" above the water. The canopy goes up every time I feed every time I clean the glass, for pwc's and when I need to move or re-attach a coral that's been knocked over.

Adding nori and using the magnet cleaner is about the only maintenance that doesn't require lifting the canopy.
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