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  1. General Reef Discussion
    Okay i have 3 choices in lighting: Choice 1: http://www.marinedepot.com/ps_ViewItem~action~view~idProduct~CU01004~idCategory~FILTFIPCTH~category~Saltwater_Aquarium_Supplies-Lighting-Fixtures-Power_Compact-30in_Units~vendor~.html Choice 2...
  2. Lighting
    I'm in the midst of building a 90g setup, I'm going to build a custom canopy so I'd be doing retro's. for lighting. I got a smok'n deal on 2 175W MH's ($150 ... couldn't pass it up). I want to do the dawn to dusk thing so what would you put with the MH's. My (very inexperienced) thoughts...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    Well now I am in it for the long run. My basement wont be ready for awhile so the inwall 120g is on hold. So....This is my new project. I have purchased 2 40g breeder tanks. 1 is in for drilling and I picked up the other one today which will be the sump. I am doing a DIY stand and canopy. I...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    Does zooplankton grow in my tank or is it something that i have to buy to feed the corals that I am going to purchase. If its something that I have to buy, I can't find it anywhere that sells it.:cry:
  5. Lighting
    as the subjects reads; i'm trying to find a 24" T5 fixture with 6 bulbs. but can't seem to find one. do they exist or am i looking for something custom ? J.
  6. Lighting
    Hello all I'm new to the forum and was hoping to get some advice if possible. I've been running my first reef tank for about a year now. It's a 72 gallon bowfront and i've started out with coralife 4x65w flourecent lighting. For what I have in the tank now i beleive its enough ( i mostly...
  7. Lighting
    Two years ago I traded my tank and equipment in for some cash and a small 20 gallon acrylic tank w/ canopy. I am now looking to get it up and running but I have no idea what to do for lighting. The tank is 24"W x 12"D x 16"H. The front corners are at 45° angles and limit the space for bulbs...
  8. nano build off 2008
    :blob:Welp with a little convincing from a friend here goes nothing. Since I'm completely broke right now and not working at the moment i'm doing this thing on a budget. Here are specs: (nothing fancy) This will be a 3 sided tank with a powerfilter on one end just for carbon and movement. 2...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    I am considering buying T5 lighting for my tank. could anyone be so kind and help me figure out which to buy. i have a 75 g FOWLR tank. i would like to get into coral's. anyone can help?
  10. General Reef Discussion
    Where can I buy these? The single reflector it came with is wasting a lot of light.....would like a brighter aquarium;)
  11. General Reef Discussion
    Hello all, I am pretty new to TRT (see my post in "Softies" or "Tank Specs" for more info on me and my tank, I won't duplicate it here). I need some help/advice on two items. First, my GSP's don't look so hot. They are about 10 days old (to me). I had a couple of small brass fittings on the...
  12. Lighting
    I have a 48" 90gal glass tank with softies, LPS, and 1 SPS birdsnest frag. Currently I only have 2x65w 10,000k PC and 2x65w actinic PC. I'm trying to decide what the best Metal Halide setup would be for my tank. Price IS an issue for me but I still want a quality setup so I need to find a...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    I am looking at 2 of these fixtures over a 75 gal tank. Mostly plan on softies and LPS and perhaps a few SPS up close to the top. But I am mainly wondering if they may be any good or if anyone has experience with this vendor. http://www.aquatraders.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=313
  14. General Reef Discussion
    I want to do a nice tank. I've never done a nice tank. I've always just thrown something together from what I have. I need advice on how to go about putting together my dream setup... well, my I could never afford a reefzilla anyways dream setup. I have about $1200 to play with and some...
  15. Tank Specs
    Most of the info is in my sig, but there is some that is not so i will post everything here. 1.Tropic Marin salt 2.RHS ATC salinity refractometer 3.(2) 150w Ebo Jager heaters 4.Reef Fanatic ATO controller 5.Reef Octopus NW200 skimmer 6.Coralife digital thermometer 7.(2) Tunze 6045s 8.Seio 820...
  16. Lighting
    Right now i have a coralife compact w/lunar lights on my tank. it is only a 36" light assembly and i am just using it till i can get a new light for it. when i bought the tank this summer it had 2 coralife compacts on it. the one i have on it now is from my 40 breeder. i have been lookin at new...
  17. General Reef Discussion
    This is the fixture I am thinking about buying for my 90 gallon. http://www.reefgeek.com/lighting/T5_Fluorescent/Sunlight_Supply/Tek_Light_Fixtures/48_inch__Tek_Light:_8-54W_T5_High-Output_Fixture_with_Bulbs_by_Sunlight_Supply Do I need to buy reflectors for the fixture? or is that for retro...
  18. General Reef Discussion
    Starting a thread up to show my progress on this tank. :D Expect lots of pics!!
  19. General Reef Discussion
    I recently placed an order for a Tek T5 HO fixture. The lamps I have chosen are ATI 39W Blue Plus, ATI 39W 12000K Aquablue Special, UVL 39W 10000K AquaSun, and a UVL 39W Super Actinic. This fixture has two power cords...so I am trying to figure out how to configure my lamps and which two to...
  20. Lighting
    I am just looking into starting my first saltwater reef tank and need some advice on the lighting, how many watts, what type, that kind of stuff. I would also like to know if mounting them in my pre existing walmart tank hood would be possible. I might be able to post some pics if that would be...
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