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Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 02-24-2016, 01:11 AM
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Posted By Tobykourtney
I ended up going with an ati sunpower 6x80 ...

I ended up going with an ati sunpower 6x80

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Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 12-31-2015, 12:14 PM
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Posted By Tobykourtney
I've gone back and forth probably 100 times...

I've gone back and forth probably 100 times between whether I want t5 or another led now lol.

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Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 12-28-2015, 12:46 AM
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Posted By Tobykourtney
Honestly I've gotten okay growth out of leds....

Honestly I've gotten okay growth out of leds. I've just gotten much better from other lights especially halides. And your right about halides becoming obsolete I'm seeing a significantly smaller...
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 12-23-2015, 03:46 PM
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Posted By Tobykourtney
I'm thinking definitely t5 led combo now. A 4...

I'm thinking definitely t5 led combo now. A 4 bulb ati sunpower in conjunction with my buildmyled 14k.

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Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 12-23-2015, 03:46 PM
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Posted By Tobykourtney
Yes I have 2 300 watt heaters. They maintain it...

Yes I have 2 300 watt heaters. They maintain it within .2 degrees

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Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 12-23-2015, 01:22 PM
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Posted By Tobykourtney
What I'm getting at is with the house at 65 and...

What I'm getting at is with the house at 65 and my aquarium at 80 degrees. I don't think it's possible with either lighting to exceed the 80 degree mark. Metal halides maybe if you put them close...
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 12-20-2015, 09:08 AM
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Posted By Tobykourtney
Heats not really a concern. I keep my house at 65...

Heats not really a concern. I keep my house at 65 degrees.

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Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 12-18-2015, 10:52 PM
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Posted By Tobykourtney
I've kinda got my heart set on a 4x80 watt ati...

I've kinda got my heart set on a 4x80 watt ati sunpower

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Forum: General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 12-18-2015, 05:18 PM
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Posted By Tobykourtney
Buildmyled makes really nice fixtures. I have...

Buildmyled makes really nice fixtures. I have their 14k xb over my 125 gallon and my lps love it.

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Forum: General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 12-18-2015, 05:15 PM
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Posted By Tobykourtney
For a 120 I would do a 40 gallon breeder. For a...

For a 120 I would do a 40 gallon breeder. For a 125 I would do a 40 long. The downside with the 125 is you are only going to fit a 12 inch wide sump in the stand but you'll have more length to the...
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 12-18-2015, 05:09 PM
Replies: 101
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Posted By Tobykourtney
https://www.aquariumadvice.com/attachments/photobu...

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Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 12-18-2015, 05:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 707
Posted By Tobykourtney
Phosphate checkers really aren't going to help...

Phosphate checkers really aren't going to help you with gha since it's absorbing all of it as food. I'm having the same problem right now but I'm deployed and my wife is pulling her hair out. Just...
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Identification 07-15-2015, 10:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 355
Posted By Tobykourtney
It has a hard skeleton. After looking up open...

It has a hard skeleton. After looking up open brain I think you're right

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Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Identification 07-15-2015, 08:59 PM
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Views: 355
Posted By Tobykourtney
Coral id

Does any idea the name of this coral?
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Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 05-23-2015, 06:00 PM
Replies: 101
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Posted By Tobykourtney
Finally got the livestock in after 10 weeks in...

Finally got the livestock in after 10 weeks in qt. 2 snowflake clowns and a starry blenny. That it for this year. I'll probably add more after I get back from my deployment.

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Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 04-21-2015, 01:16 AM
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Posted By Tobykourtney
They are doing pretty good. My main tank got ich...

They are doing pretty good. My main tank got ich when I was out of town and I lost my clownfish. I still had my 20 gallon set up so I went and got these guys and they will reside in the 20 gallon for...
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 04-21-2015, 12:57 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 11,177
Posted By Tobykourtney
I have another 40 lbs in the sump to take take...

I have another 40 lbs in the sump to take take care of filtration. I'm not worried about the real estate since it'll probably only be running for a few years before I have to break it down and start...
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 04-20-2015, 01:53 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 11,177
Posted By Tobykourtney
I'm not a big fan of alot of rock. Sent...

I'm not a big fan of alot of rock.

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Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 04-17-2015, 10:33 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 11,177
Posted By Tobykourtney
Forgot to post the finished rockscape. What do...

Forgot to post the finished rockscape. What do you think
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Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 04-11-2015, 05:42 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 11,177
Posted By Tobykourtney
I picked up a breeding pair of snowflakes clowns...

I picked up a breeding pair of snowflakes clowns for a decent price today. Here they are in quarantine....
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 04-07-2015, 02:25 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 11,177
Posted By Tobykourtney
I may have underestimated the buildmyled fixture....

I may have underestimated the buildmyled fixture. I started at 40% and my frogspawn, pagoda and acans closed up. I now have it at 25% and they are doing much better. Some of my zoanthids are being...
Forum: General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 03-25-2015, 10:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 554
Posted By Tobykourtney
Or you could do the herbie method. Sent...

Or you could do the herbie method.


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Forum: DIY Projects 03-20-2015, 01:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 773
Posted By Tobykourtney
Not any particular reason other then peace of...

Not any particular reason other then peace of mind. 4 ft for me is alot of room for sag. I typically look at commercially made stands as a base line for what I can get away with because I doubt they...
Forum: DIY Projects 03-19-2015, 02:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 773
Posted By Tobykourtney
Depending on how good of a carpenter you are....

Depending on how good of a carpenter you are. 2x4's would be easier. Look up rocket engineers design on reef central. I used it on my 125 gallon with 2x6's. And yes I would use a center brace.
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Forum: General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 03-19-2015, 02:42 PM
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Views: 345
Posted By Tobykourtney
125 gallon t5 led mix...

My 125 gallon finished cycling a couple months ago. I have 1 14k buildmyled xb on it now putting around 80 par to sand bed. I want to add an aquaticlife 4 bulb 72" fixture to it to finish off the...
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