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Thinking of starting SW
Old 09-12-2012, 11:05 AM   #61
 
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GF wants to lend me they money to order everything right away. Since I already have to wait a month or so for the tank to be ready for fish she rather her buy everything that way it can cycle, and i can pay her back gradualy part by part as it cycles. I think she is just excited for a clown fish

Anyways, Im not doing anything until we get the security deposit back from our old place. But maybe I can get started sooner than expected.

Im also waiting to hear if my friends dad can cut glass for me as he works in a large glass shop .

On the sump, i guess Ill wait untill I get the skimmer to see how it fits, as Id rather use the 20 gal I already have.

On lighting, what is needed for the fuge?
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Old 09-12-2012, 11:10 AM   #62
 
10.5 in. Brooder Clamp Light-E-240-4PK at The Home Depot
Using 23w compact flourescent
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Old 09-12-2012, 11:17 AM   #63
 
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hmmm.... yea that's not gonna fit....... I guess I wont have anything to hang it from either since its a metal stand. For the bulb. What am i looking at spec wise for the bulb (k rating). Daylight bulb?
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Old 09-12-2012, 11:40 AM   #64
 
4100k, 5000k, 6500k, 6700k. No need to get Reef specific lamps. I use a 96w watt power compact over mine, leave it on 24-7. Used that one only because my set up would not allow for that big spot lamp either. And I had a spare fixuture laying around. You could use a T-5 small unit if you wanted, they fit alot better in tight spaces.
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Old 09-12-2012, 11:44 AM   #65
 
The fuge light stays on constantly? Doesnt that run the risk of overheating anything?
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Old 09-12-2012, 11:50 AM   #66
 
You do'nt have to run it 24-7. And no it doesn't over heat my stuff. Most run the Sump light on when their DT light is off, this stabilizes the PH better, keeps it from falling at night.
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Old 09-15-2012, 03:25 PM   #67
 
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Blah, $$$ adding up.

How would this work for some coral?
Nova Extreme T5 HO Saltwater Aquarium Light Fixture - 24 in. | ThatPetPlace.com

My issue is, My hood only has one hole in the back so i would be unable to fit the overflow and return. I dont want to cut a hole in the plasic as it would ruin the built in filter (its an eclipse hood with bio-wheel). Im not sure if Ill use this hood for FW in the future, I dont want to damage the hood as its expensive, and maybe I can sell it at some point.

SO.... I have to get a new hood now, and since my T-8's are built into the hood I need new lights. Since i need this tank covered, I also need to buy/build something. Any ideas?
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Old 09-16-2012, 02:43 PM   #69
 
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I could buy the second one here and fit it in my hood like you see in the first link. I would need to lift the hood to turn the lights on and off. DO you run the blue and white at the same time?
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Old 09-16-2012, 03:34 PM   #70
 
Yes, I run blue and light at the same time.
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