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  1. Atlanta Reef Club
    As many of yall know I am a student at the University of South Carolina in Columbia. Our dorm decided to have a reef tank some time ago, and I got the job or taking care of the tank. The tank was taken down over the summer for the redoing of our lobby, everything was lost and we had to start...
  2. Lighting Archive
    Well, this morning I had my custom Oak canopy go up in flames with not even so much as a warning! Anyone out there experience a simular problem? The good news is I was running late getting out the door this morning, so I caught it just minutes before I would have left for work. Didnt do too...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    Hi i have a 40 gallon tank and am planning on better lighting,so i can have a reef.Im planning on getting 2x96 compact flourescent light.What would you do with my tank at that point ? What corals would be good w/ that set-up.i have like 40 lbs of lr. I also would like to have an anemone.Thanks!
  4. TCMAS
    I'm going to take down my 55 gallon reef tank for a few years and rethink how I want this set up in my house. In the mean time, I'm selling my live stuff. For sale: Fish: 1 Yellow-headed jawfish 2 Red "Fairy" Wrasses (which look like carptenter wrasses to me) 1 Bangaii Cardinal 1 Diadema...
  5. Atlanta Reef Club
    I currently have 2 48"vho tubes and I have pondered the thought of adding a t-5 setup instead of what I currently have. I have heard many good things about T-5's but I really only know one person that has them. He has had good luck with them but I really don't know if they would be worth the...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    Question for the gurus, Do you think it would be ok to quarentine 3 small blue/green chromis in a 10 gallon tank. I set up a 10 gallon nano with the intent on placing my fiesty saddleback pair from my reef into it. I want to replace them with some chromis. The nano has been going for...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    Ok I have scraped together my "reef" fund for quite a while and I figure I have $5K to drop on my reef. I am looking for ideas for spending the money on equipment. I am planning on placing a 180 gallon tank in my basement under my stair case as a built into the wall unit. I will be making a...
  8. Atlanta Reef Club
    I am at a cross road with lighting. First my tank size 72”L X 24”H X 18”w Occupants mostly fish, anemones, will be getting low maintenance corals. Heat is very important, -Question: I’m wondering what puts off less heat 8, 3’ 96w VHO with ballast out of room or two 250w MH also with remote...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    I'm planning to upgrade the lighting over my 36"L X 18"w X 24.5" H tank. Currently, I'm running 2X95W Actinic VHO and 2X95W 50/50 VHO. I could add 2 more 36" VHO tubes (at virtually no additional cost since I've got all the components on hand) or I could replace 2 of the VHO tubes with 175W MH's...
  10. Atlanta Reef Club
    I have been told it is a Tonga Mushroom rock? Is this true? I got it at petland Duluth. IT doesn't look so good now. Its mouth is wide open and looks lifeless. Do you need alot of light for these? 220 watts of vho should be enough right? I have been moving it around alot and that might...
  11. Lighting Archive
    OK so I was looking at getting a compact flouresent (2) 96 w or (4) 55 watt, but then I thought would (2) 250w MH be enough for a 50 gal? as in let me be able to get more light requiring corals eventually in the future? The tank would still have th 80 watts of Flouresent on it, that brings up a...
  12. Topic of the Week Archive
    Ok as requested by our members here is the topic of the week. What constitutes low, medium, and high light levels. and which corals like each? Ok so lets not argue to much, but lets hear everyones opinions. Mike
  13. Lighting Archive
    It's getting close for a tank upgrade are there 250watt mh's that run cooler than others say with 10k bulbs. I can't seem to word my search correctly and I know the info is in this board somewhere. Any help is appreciated. ziggy
  14. Lighting Archive
    Hey folks, Just looking for everyone's .02 here. I've got a 46 bow with 3 55w PC's now. For actinics I'm using 2 NO 03's. I find the daylights are overpowering the 03's. I was thinking of going with 2 3' VHO tubes or maybe 2 55 W PC's of 03. I can get a VHO ballast here fairly...
  15. Do It Yourself info
    Looks like I gotta re-do the hood on my system. After struggling with the heat from the 2-400W Iwasaki bulbs I have concluded that I will never get enough airflow through the hood to keep it from raising the tank temp above 80. So it's back to the drawing board. The current hood is a standard...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    Building a new hood totally enclosed to sit atop a 55 gal. w/ 2 175w MH and 4 VHO tubes. How high should the lights be above water level, and do I use a lense on the hood, a glass top on the tank, or neither ??? help...
  17. General Reef Discussion
    ....for my in-progress reef tank. tank is 60 gal. L40"x W16"x H20". I was thinking of lighting the tank with +/-300 watts. 2 - 96 watt full-spectrum compacts 2 - 55 watt 03 actinics. total 302 watts. didn't consider using MH, since this is somewhat a shallow tank and wouldn't want to BBQ...
  18. General Reef Discussion
    Hi, Also have this thread over at RC, thought I would post it here also. JRF
  19. General Reef Discussion
    I am ready to start adding light to my 135 gal. I have access to an Icecap 660 ballast that will power up to 440 W (16 ft) of vho tubes. The most efficient way to utilize this ballast would be 4 - 4 foot tubes. I was thinking that I could install these in some kind of "staggered" pattern (2...
  20. General Reef Discussion
    What is everyone using for bulbs on their pc's? My strip light came w/ a 50/50 combo, & I'm not sure if I like the coloration or not. It seems like the actintic part of the combo isn't very bright ........ Is that how the 50/50's are?
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