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  1. For Sale /Trade or Buy
    FS: 45g Oceanic Tech I recently up graded to a 120 and have the tank, stand, and sump left for sale. Tank is a 45g Oceanic Tech series in cherry with a cherry oceanic Tech stand. $400 or would be willing to trade for a complete calcium reactor depending on the setup. 45g Oceanic Tech...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    this week has been a pocket hurter... but a fun one. i got a new lighting system on monday and to celebrate i ordered a few very pricey frags from atlantis aquarium their service was good and i got what i expected (the invoice for two frags was $231 after shipping i am crazy i know) i...
  3. 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
  4. 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...
  5. 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 hammer...
  6. 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...
  7. 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!
  8. General Reef Discussion
    I have halides 2- 250ws over a 75 g. tank. I think that is plenty of light to keep things going, but I'd like to add some lights for actinic supplementation & for sun rise/set cycle. Anyway, what's your vote & why - PC, VHO or T5... Just really going for the best look here... Thanks!
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    i just put 2 t5 actinics into my setup, but im not happy with the color, i was expecting the dark blue/purple almost like a black light, thats how my old power compacts were, and im just wondering if its the bulbs, if some other company makes a more "actinic" looking bulb, anyone have...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    Here are some growth shots from my tank over the past few months. Some things have done well and some haven't. Monti cap 12/2006 Monti cap 6/2007 - encrusting Candy cane 12/2006 Candy cane 6/2007 - rapid growth of heads Monti cap 12/2006 Monti cap 6/2007 - encrusting base
  13. General Reef Discussion
    looking at t5 bulbs and never actually used t5 so i dont really know whats what. looking into a 4x 54w tek kit. do u generally just do 2 actinic 2 10k, or whats the deal with the geisman powerchromes? says a standalone bulb 11k thats 60% actinic which doesnt make sense.. i always thought of...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    Well i put 4 more T-5'S on the 75 Gallon! WOW! Brent.
  15. Lighting
    I was looking to start a 75 gallon reef tank (48 1/2 x 18 1/2 x 21 3/8) with no hard corals. Would a lighting system of 2 48" t5 54watt 6500k blubs plus two 54 watt t5 actinic bulbs be sufficient for light? Too much? Any advice in this planning stage would be appreciated.
  16. TCMAS
    Which T5 actinic bulb is bluer... 420nm or 460nm? Is it going to make a difference to my corals or is it just a matter of which blue looks better to me?
  17. Reef Build-Off 2007
    I think I'll play along with the build-off as well. I have ordered a custom Oceanic tank, and while I'm currently waiting for it (and wondering if it will ever show up), I have been keeping busy with my current set-up and planning for the new one. If you look at my few other posts on this board...
  18. Reef Build-Off 2007
    29g tank w/ 6g sump established on 12/10/2006. One of the requirements my 4 year old son said was I want tank like yours. Meaning a skimmer, a computer, and probe. Upgraded from a 23g nano. Main reason for upgrading is becuase the nano was not quite wide enough for T5s and didn't care for the...
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