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Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 08-10-2014, 09:51 PM
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Posted By hobojoe
Thanks Grizz! The light has really enhanced the...

Thanks Grizz! The light has really enhanced the aquarium, the colors on the fish, coral, and rocks are really starting to pop. I moved around some of the rock and found that one of them I had in the...
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 08-10-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,291
Posted By hobojoe
Keep the options coming, I'll be converting my...

Keep the options coming, I'll be converting my other tank to SW in the next few months. It's a 72 bow front, so I'll be shopping for a 48" light.

Here is a photo of the stand I built for the...
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 08-10-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,291
Posted By hobojoe
The light came in Friday and I made a mount out...

The light came in Friday and I made a mount out of wood and aluminum yesterday. When the paint has finished curing I'll set it up and take a pic. FYI to anyone buying this light the fans are quiet,...
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 08-07-2014, 07:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,291
Posted By hobojoe
Thanks for the input guys, I went ahead and...

Thanks for the input guys, I went ahead and ordered the TaoTronics 120w dimmable. Hopefully I can get something figured out for mounting it to the tank this weekend.
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 08-06-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,291
Posted By hobojoe
I noticed there are a few 120w dimmable "china...

I noticed there are a few 120w dimmable "china made" fixtures on the market, is taotronics a better known brand? The only complaint I've seen is that the fans are loud, is it possible to take the...
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 08-05-2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,291
Posted By hobojoe
I've found a few ways to mount it to the tank....

I've found a few ways to mount it to the tank. Any idea on the on how high above the tank this should be?

Any other lights in the range that has a few more features? Like ramp up/down brightness...
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 08-05-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,291
Posted By hobojoe
The wife doesn't want the light hanging from the...

The wife doesn't want the light hanging from the ceiling or wall so I would have to fab something to mount it to the tank.
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 08-05-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,291
Posted By hobojoe
The tank is 24x24x24, so the light fixture has to...

The tank is 24x24x24, so the light fixture has to be 24" wide and be able supply adequate light for the 24" depth.
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 08-05-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,291
Posted By hobojoe
Light recommendations?

I recently inherited a 60 gallon cube and I want to update the lighting. It came with a twin bulb T5 HO and a 150w metal halide. I haven't set the halide up because I'm not a fan of having it...
Forum: Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR 07-25-2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,139
Posted By hobojoe
Update, I have around 80 gallons of RODI water in...

Update, I have around 80 gallons of RODI water in my living room. I'll be mixing the salt today/tomorrow and picking the tank up on Sunday. Hopefully I can keep the water temp enough while setting...
Forum: Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR 07-17-2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,139
Posted By hobojoe
Alright, I might hold off a week on picking...

Alright, I might hold off a week on picking everything up so I can prep some water. My RO/DI unit won't be here until Monday.
Forum: Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR 07-17-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,139
Posted By hobojoe
Looks like my salt conversion project is going to...

Looks like my salt conversion project is going to get slow tracked. I contacted a relative to ask where they purchased everything locally for their tank and to my surprise they offered to give me the...
Forum: Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR 07-16-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,139
Posted By hobojoe
After doing more research and talking with some...

After doing more research and talking with some friends I did make my first purchase towards moving to salt water. I ordered a BRS 4 stage RO/DI unit, now I just have to figure out where I'm going to...
Forum: Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR 07-14-2014, 09:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,139
Posted By hobojoe
I doubt I'll change it to a reef tank, but after...

I doubt I'll change it to a reef tank, but after looking around today I think I do want some cleaner shrimp in the tank. I'm really leaning towards community fish at the moment. The only problem is...
Forum: Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR 07-14-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,139
Posted By hobojoe
Thanks for the tips, I'll have to do some...

Thanks for the tips, I'll have to do some research on sumps. It does look like the turnover rate in a salt is a bit higher than fresh so I might need extra filtration. Instead of adding a canister...
Forum: Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR 07-13-2014, 11:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,139
Posted By hobojoe
New to saltwater

I've had fresh water tanks for over 15 years and I'm considering the move to saltwater. I have a 72 gallon bow front and I'm looking to set it up as a FOWLR tank. The tank currently has an emperor...
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