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Old 10-07-2011, 08:00 PM   #41
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So, I am still looking for a 180 gallon on CL, and my search isn't going anywhere. I have been searching for a while now, and I am getting anxious. I guess patience is key. I was so tempted to buy the iPhone 4S, but I am glad I didn't because then I wouldn't have as much money for this future build. I think I have an idea of what lighting I am getting. I forgot the brand but I know I have it in this thread! Anyways, just a little update. I am open to suggestions of fish, coral etc.

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Old 10-08-2011, 01:48 PM   #42
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Just stick with it, id imagine that 180's are prob slightly rare
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Old 10-08-2011, 02:02 PM   #43
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Just stick with it, id imagine that 180's are prob slightly rare
Probably, every day I check CL. I will find one soon enough.
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Old 10-08-2011, 02:10 PM   #44
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Don't only stick to ur region when u r looking at CL. if you are willing to drive 1-2 hrs I would extend my search to surrounding areas too. This way you have higher chances

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Old 10-08-2011, 02:16 PM   #45
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Don't only stick to ur region when u r looking at CL. if you are willing to drive 1-2 hrs I would extend my search to surrounding areas too. This way you have higher chances

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Thanks, I have been trying that too, we'll see!
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Old 10-29-2011, 12:16 AM   #46
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Carey, after a little while now, would you still recommend this light?AquaticLife T5 HO 6-Lamp Light Fixture w/ Lunar LEDs

I am trying to plan things out.
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Old 10-29-2011, 12:49 AM   #47
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180g....might as well take it to a 200g lol. From all the tedious reading I've done (my head really hurts between fishtanks and actually school work), I'm under the assumption that the bigger the tank, the easier they are to deal with - even to the point of no water changes; but those are huge tanks. For example, my 14g is a real pain compared to my 40g. I can do the same gallon change on both and the 14g will still need some type of adjustment/correction in a few days.

I've been planning for a 350g, probably FOWLR, but that will be a while, as I'm on the 3rd floor in an apartment right now lol.

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Old 10-29-2011, 01:06 AM   #48
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Carey, after a little while now, would you still recommend this light?AquaticLife T5 HO 6-Lamp Light Fixture w/ Lunar LEDs

I am trying to plan things out.

I still like that fixture. I'm shopping for a 24" one and that one keeps coming up lol
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I still like that fixture. I'm shopping for a 24" one and that one keeps coming up lol
Oh for your rimless, right? Why don't you get this one, if it keeps coming up, it must be a sign,.

Well, I think I will plan on this one, it can keep many different kinds of corals, and it has moonlights. . I am getting antsy on this tank, I search on CL everyday!
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Old 11-08-2011, 12:12 AM   #50
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Just wondering,

Ever since I saw your thread about whether to get a 180 or 220, I have been thinking. If a 220 came up for a good price, I might consider buying it. Could I use the same fixture we have been talking about on it? I will still probably end up with a 180, but I would just like to know just in case. Thanks!
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Thats' my main concern too with going to a 220g, the lighting. It's much deeper than the 180 so I think the lighting will have to be spot on. Thats the one thing that might hold me back to a 180 instead of the 220.
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Thats' my main concern too with going to a 220g, the lighting. It's much deeper than the 180 so I think the lighting will have to be spot on. Thats the one thing that might hold me back to a 180 instead of the 220.
Yep, I agree. For me the $780 lighting is already a good amount of money, and that is just for the lighting. I was just thinking, couldn't you put all of the corals you wanted a little higher up (where they would be at the bottom if the tank was a 180g) and then still have the extra 40 gallons for fish? Thanks so much!
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If only I had the money, I found a MH setup for $300 with 3 X 250w bulbs adn 4 t5's. :-( I think that would probably penetrate the 220g pretty good but I be broke this week. lol The only other option is LED's and we all know how much that would be- too much!
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If only I had the money, I found a MH setup for $300 with 3 X 250w bulbs adn 4 t5's. :-( I think that would probably penetrate the 220g pretty good but I be broke this week. lol The only other option is LED's and we all know how much that would be- too much!
I know how it feels to find a great deal and have it slip away, it has happened to me before, LOL. I had more money for this build, but then I went to the pet store a few times, and now I have about $150 less, I also recently bought a $50 pump to try to help me with water changes. (I need a good system because I should do them a lot more often than I do). Now I am not allowing myself to buy anymore livestock I save my money for this build (we'll see how that goes) .

Thanks for posting!
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I use this one

CPR CS102 SIPHON AQUARIUM OVERFLOW BOX by CPR Aquatic - AquaCave

It's a CPR continuous type, has no J tubes to hold siphon. I had an eshopps overflow with J tubes but always lost siphon so I went wen this one instead.
Hi Carey, I know that you use this to get water to your sump, but what do you use for a sump? Thanks!

Unfortunately, I will not be getting that fish tank. This might be a sign that I should start with something smaller instead. I think I will go with a 125g.
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Also, is that overflow for all sized tanks? Is there something special I need to select on the website? (Where it says select your package). Thanks!
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Deluxe has a vacuum pump to start and keep the siphon . So if your power flickers it will start back up.
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Deluxe has a vacuum pump to start and keep the siphon . So if your power flickers it will start back up.
Oh....ok thanks. I will be getting that one then. What will happen if my power is out for about an hour until the generator gets up and running? Will it backwards siphon? Do you have this overflow also, if so what do you use for a sump? Sorry for all for these questions, and thanks for lookin at my thread!
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I'm building right now lol. I have the same overflow and making the sump from a 55 gallon tank.whenever the power comes on the vacuum comes back on as well and starts it. I will be drilling a small hole in the exhaust back into the tank that will be submerged under normal circumstances and if it starts to back flow it will stop when the hole hits air.
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So, does this product come with the tubing to bring the water down and up? Do I just stick the other end into the sump, and then how does the water get back up into the tank?

Also, do you have an recommendations for protein skimmers in the sump? Thanks.
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