The Reef Tank banner

ati blue plus

  1. Large Systems
    I am putting together a 210 FOWLR (just a small amount of LR in the display) and my aquascaping idea is to have caulerpa (asst'd varieties) or sea grasses growing on the bottom of the tank. Would T5's have the punch required to get to the bottom of this tank and support good, solid growth? I...
  2. Palmetto Marine Aquarium Club
    will this light be enough to run my 75 gal tank TEK LIGHT T5 HO 4ft / 4 LAMP FLUORESCENT AQUARIUM LITE I now have a 24" coralife power compact and a 48" power compact, bt its time to replace bulbs. is this enough for sps thanks greg
  3. General Reef Discussion
    My birdsnest has recently taken off and in the process has changed from pink to being green skinned with purple polyps...I thought it was kinda cool and worth sharing: 3 months ago: now:
  4. General Reef Discussion
    Well, while I was playing with all the bulb combos on my tank today I realized I have seen a lot of threads with people asking for advice on T5 bulb combintions, so I though this would be helpful 2 Super Actinics 1 Pure Actinic 1 6600 1 10k 1 14k 2 Super Actinics 2 Pure Actinics 1 6600 1 12k 2...
  5. Lighting
    Its getting about time to change my t-5's and heres my what I need some help with. I have a 48" t-5 fixture that currently houses 2-10k and 2-460nm. I also have a pc fixture thats not running and I want to add it to my system. I keep mostly softies but am looing to some montis in the future...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    Ok, so I am "allowed" to use my 180 in the living room. We've decided that the living room carpet can be sacrificed :) I've cleaned out the tank, here is a "before" picture. I'll have to reinforce the stand and fix the canopy to open in the front. (stand and canopy I'm going to use aren't in the...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    Tank is being built by Aquarium Obsessed, 60Lx36Wx26H (238g total volume) ½” glass, 5/8” glass bottom, external overflow w/ 2 drains, 2 returns in eurobracing (will be hooked up with sea swirls), starphire on front and viewable side. Skimmer: Reeflo Orca 250 Flow: 3-4 vortechs Calcium Reactor...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    hey guys... its been awhile since i've been on here.... but wheres the best site to buy t5 bulbs , like ATI's or geissman's or just a site that has a good variety. thanks
  9. NIMAS(Northern Indiana Marine Aquarium Society)
    If you are in need of replacement bulbs, I highly recommend getting them from Deb at DIYREEF.com It's the second time I've gotten lights from her and each time she ships (I choose UPS Ground option), they arrive the next day! And the prices are reasonable too! But don't take my word for it...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    Ok so here is the next step in the tank building process for me. Here is a quick look at what I have going so far... 95 corner tank - sps/lps tank trying BB methodology total system gallons about 200 - 225 Looking for lower cost electricity options - less energy = better for me less...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    So I just moved and I thought it would be a good time to upgrade:agree: Things have finally settled down so here are some pics of the tank, after I get the wires cleaned up I will post some pics of the euipment. The new tank is a 125 long with a 60g sump, modified G3 skimmer, Octopus dual...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    No theme, just taking pictures. This one's doing pretty well, considering it was covered in redbugs a few months back. I zoomed in on the purple rimmed cap. I can prove it! I wished this milli grew quicker. I think the second picture was back in July. This is the new walled...
  13. Substrate Free Tank Husbandry (Bare bottomed)
    Let's try this NOT in Leo's thread :nuts: OK so I have this great 95 gallon corner pent tank that I want to be a super cool set up. ( don't we all) ( It's great because of the price and the fact it fits my tank space better than anything else.) Reef top type set upclams, sps and some lps...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    OK while I couldn't sleep last night visions of lighting configurations danced in my head. Since I am not good with math, or sketch programs I decided to do a little school teacher magic and cut and paste :) This will be an sps/lps tank and is 24 in deep So here are 3 mock ups with paper cut...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    The lights are on the way and should be in next week. I went with a four bulb 36" Tek Light. My question for all of you is.... what combination of bulbs should I go with? I've never run T5's.
  16. General Reef Discussion
    I bought 6 SPS frags over the weekend from my fellow reef friend Bogey (Deb)....of course I don't know what they are. I want to see how they do under my T5s and need to know a few things... My water is good, just tested... temp 79 SG 1.025 PH 8.2 Alk 8 Cal 450 Nitrate 0.0 Phos...
  17. General Reef Discussion
    Hello everyone it's been a few months since I have posted a pic. I shot a few pis and this one caught my eye. Enjoy!
  18. General Reef Discussion
    Hello everybody. As of today I have started my complete DIY system. First a little background info about myself and how this came to be: My first tank was a 55 gallon reef that I started back when I was 17 (now 22) and it went strong for three years. Being a student with three jobs was rough...
  19. General Reef Discussion
    I have PC lighting right now. My two white bulbs work sometimes and sometimes they don't. They are new bulbs and we have changed a couple ballast, but I'm not sure both of these bulbs have a new ballast. Any way I am thinking of switching out to T-5s. I heard they are cooler to run and will give...
  20. Substrate Free Tank Husbandry (Bare bottomed)
    im starting a new bb acro tank the dimensions are 36x18x16 lighting will be a tek 36" 8 bulb t5ho fixture with 2 ge 6500k, 3 uvl super actinic, 3 ati blue plus bulbs, it will have a k2r calcium reactor, skimmer will be a das ex1, and the flow will be the return pump which is rated for 700gph and...
Top