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Well, I got my MH's today.... but that's not the real good news...

Tomorrow they start digging the foundation for my house... Starting 1 1/2 weeks early!!!

Finally!!! After all this money dumped into it, I'll at least have a very expensive hole in the gound where my very expensive dirt was...
 

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Heck yeah..... I've already for 16x12 feet sectioned out of the basement for the room behind the tanks... :)

How bout if I just fill the basemnt as my tank and have glass floors installed.... :funny:
 

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If it were southdown, I'd make a big stink about it... but since I can't use it as substrate, they can have it.... :)
 

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With scuba gear, I'd have to ressurect the name Mr. 4000.... **SNICKER**
 

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COOL! congrats! ,,,,,,big tank , big tank,,,,,,,:D
 

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Ok.... built a quick Ghetto hood for my MH and it's running!!

WOW, what a difference... It makes the good stuff look great, but the bad stuff worse... :-/

Still need to figure out a way to install the 2x55 PC's...
 

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can you use a bracket to install them? And congrats buzz!
 

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Congrats Buzz on the MH purchase. I knew you would like it!

Maybe you can become www.mr5000.com reef man!:D
 

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OK, OK.....

Here's the hood closed... My wife thought she was Miss Trading Spaces and decided to buy one of those cheapo fiberboard wall closets and paint it... the paint peeled right off, so she didn't want it... (Perfect siding for a ghetto hood...)


Here's the inside... I still need to mount the 2x55 PC's, but it's very cramped in there... I may have to mount them diagonally across the sides....


 

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Hehe... now that's the 'ghetto-ist' of the ghetto hoods I've ever seen.

What's the matter... didn't have a cardboard box handy? ;) :D

Lookin good there Buzz.
You might also try mounting the halide from side-to-side rather than front-to-back which will give you a bit more room to run the PC's across the top.
If you mount them diagonally you'll really only be getting one half of the tube shining down to the water unless you rig up some sort of ghetto reflector system (a couple rolls of tin-foil). :D

I agree about the difference in lighting... I just upgraded from PC's only to a PC/Halide combo and it's a huge difference.
The corals like it much better too.

The shimmer lines from the halide are also pretty soothing... kinda like a psychedelic lightshow. :)
 
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