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post #11 of 21 Old 10-19-2008, 04:20 PM
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post #12 of 21 Old 10-20-2008, 01:45 AM
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Cool, but the only "advantage" I really see to doing that (other than the fact that it just looks plain cool) is that you could use just the one light fixture. The problem is that optimum lighting for plants is in the 6700K range, while for corals you'd need actinics and whatnot. So, I don't think it would be ideal to have one fixture over both sides. If you used a 55g, I would want 24" lights over each half. That is, unless you were willing to make sacrifices, like not have any corals in the SW side or no live plants in the FW side. It would be kind of cool to do it on a bigger scale and have side-by-side fresh and salt predator tanks, though. That way, lighting wouldn't even really be an issue.

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post #13 of 21 Old 10-20-2008, 05:18 AM
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THAT TANK IS ABSOLUTELY MANIFICENT!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I have never seen a tank as gorgeous as those two combined... Stunning

Awesome idea, as soon as you get the chance, go for it!

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post #14 of 21 Old 11-11-2008, 09:21 PM
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Oh man, that tank is AMAZING!! I want one! Maybe when I have my own place...
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post #15 of 21 Old 11-11-2008, 09:32 PM
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Holy crap. *fondles pretty tank* :P
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post #16 of 21 Old 11-12-2008, 06:21 AM
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gosh,i have to say those tanks are beuuuuuuuutiful :)

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post #17 of 21 Old 11-12-2008, 10:22 PM Thread Starter
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Cool, but the only "advantage" I really see to doing that (other than the fact that it just looks plain cool) is that you could use just the one light fixture. The problem is that optimum lighting for plants is in the 6700K range, while for corals you'd need actinics and whatnot. So, I don't think it would be ideal to have one fixture over both sides. If you used a 55g, I would want 24" lights over each half. That is, unless you were willing to make sacrifices, like not have any corals in the SW side or no live plants in the FW side. It would be kind of cool to do it on a bigger scale and have side-by-side fresh and salt predator tanks, though. That way, lighting wouldn't even really be an issue.
I think it would be ideal to do two MH setups and hang them in a canopy (Reef can have 10-20k, planted with 67k). More "safe" than two seperate 24" fixtures IMO, and you don't have to sacrifice your wattage.
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post #18 of 21 Old 11-15-2008, 07:21 PM
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what about a 55g stand with two 20g highs next to each other? would they be tall enough?

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post #19 of 21 Old 01-31-2009, 01:47 PM
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cool!!! but why cant you just put 2 tanks side by side? like right beside touching each other.

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post #20 of 21 Old 02-03-2009, 09:10 AM
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Not nearly as cool as a divided tank.

If I was going to do this I'd go with a custom light set up in the canopy. That would let you light each side exactly how you needed it.

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