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Old 01-15-2012, 07:39 PM   #241
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Just make sure the bulb has no UV emission or it could be harmful to the tank.
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Old 01-15-2012, 07:40 PM   #242
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Plus. I believe any black lights can blind fish after prolonged use
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Old 01-16-2012, 10:00 AM   #243
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Ok, I won't use it then. thanks for the info!
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Old 01-16-2012, 10:01 AM   #244
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Here are some photos of my messed up stand. Any ideas?
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Old 01-16-2012, 11:14 AM   #245
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I'd say have you and two other people sit on the stand- if it holds you guys I wouldn't think anything about it. If you are truly concerned- contact the company you bought it from and discuss replacement options
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Old 01-16-2012, 11:15 AM   #246
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Is it the frame of the stand that is defective? Or just outer sheeting or decorative parts? I wouldn't worry if it's not the actual support frame of the stand (the main box)
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Old 01-16-2012, 02:58 PM   #247
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Update:
I am filling the tank with water right now, I hope to finish by tonight.
Also, I have almost all of my equipment put together and on the tank.
Here is a photo.

I also put the sand that I have into the tank.
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Old 01-16-2012, 03:03 PM   #248
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exciting.
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Old 01-16-2012, 03:12 PM   #249
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exciting.
I know! I will finally have something and the tank, and I am making progress!

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Old 01-16-2012, 03:19 PM   #250
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Lol. Isn't it amazing how we all get as exited as school girls when the big picture comes together???
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Old 01-16-2012, 03:27 PM   #251
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Lol. Isn't it amazing how we all get as exited as school girls when the big picture comes together???
I know, I could jump for joy right now! I have been waiting so long to get a big tank! (I consider yours huge, lol)
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Old 01-16-2012, 03:37 PM   #252
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Looking good! You'll be done before you know it. This is where the fun really starts.
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Looking good! You'll be done before you know it. This is where the fun really starts.
Definitely!

If all goes well, I will move over the rock either tonight or tomorrow.

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Old 01-16-2012, 04:56 PM   #254
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This is how far along I am so far.
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Love it! I love seeing the step by step of a tank coming to life! Yep, by the end of tonight you should have a full and flowing tank. WOOT!
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Old 01-16-2012, 05:58 PM   #256
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Thank you for the interest! I am sooooo excited!
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Old 01-16-2012, 08:49 PM   #257
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Ok, I put in a lot of water and added enough salt today. I didn't fill it up all of the way because I plan to include the water that is in the garbage bin with my LR right now.

My goal is to move over a good amount of rock from my 55g (most/all will go into refugium). I also would like to move over all of the rock I bought from Liveaquaria.

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Old 01-16-2012, 09:43 PM   #258
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Do I have enough LR to instant cycle? I doubt it, but I figured I would check.

45lbs- from LA
About 50 lbs- from 55g

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Old 01-16-2012, 09:53 PM   #259
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I was also wondering if Torch Corals need an established tank.

Thanks everyone!!
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Old 01-16-2012, 10:32 PM   #260
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I have yet another question . Could I get clams for this tank with my lighting? If so, could I only get one? Thank you.
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