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Old 05/16/2005, 06:14 PM   #26
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Are you using SE or DE bulbs?


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Old 05/16/2005, 06:42 PM   #27
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radium 400watt- it does not say on the bulb de or se


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Old 05/16/2005, 07:00 PM   #28
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does it have 1 end or 2 ends?


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Old 05/16/2005, 07:04 PM   #29
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Yes, is it a single end bulb or a double end bulb?


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Old 05/16/2005, 11:20 PM   #30
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I have a 400W halide over a 33g tank....12-13" from water's surface. You just have to be careful how hight its mounted.....I get some zoo bleaching if they are not on the sides or bottom. I would suggest mounting it about 11-14" from the surface if you have SPS and LPS, and 13-16" if you are planning on softies.(all this regardless of whether the bulb is SE or DE)

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Old 05/17/2005, 09:06 AM   #31
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Here is one of my setups. SPS and LPS in the frag tank and softies in the sump...works out pretty good!



Lighting is 2x 250w 14k DE HQI ReefStars from Hamilton Lighting.
Sump is a portable KOI pond from Aquatic Eco
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150lbs of LR in a tub in the sump

2 - 1" standpipes for drain
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Old 05/17/2005, 10:18 AM   #32
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Old 05/17/2005, 10:22 AM   #33
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Shouldn't need any glass between then, but only if you don't do a lot of splashing. DE bulbs require UV lens to keep from literally burning your livestock to death from UV radiation.


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Old 05/17/2005, 12:17 PM   #34
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ok i heard that u needed a glass for some reason- uv !


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Old 05/18/2005, 07:20 PM   #35
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Yes, you do need that on DE bulbs because double-ended bulbs have only the actual part that emits the light while SE bulbs have a protective glass around it that also blocks UV.

AHH Cyano in my prop tank! Lol. Im going out right now to buy a maxi-jet to make a DYI skimmer lol.

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Old 05/22/2005, 01:29 PM   #36
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One of my soft coral tanks. Light is a 400w XM 20K.




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Old 05/22/2005, 03:00 PM   #37
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Very Nice Dave!

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Old 05/22/2005, 04:34 PM   #38
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Nice, whats holding the egg crating up? PVC?


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Old 05/22/2005, 06:29 PM   #39
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yes what size tank is that


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Old 05/22/2005, 09:40 PM   #40
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Nice, whats holding the egg crating up? PVC?
PVC couplings. They are hard to see because they have coralline on them like the bottom. The eggcrate is changed out every so often because I get too much unintentional growth on it.


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Old 05/22/2005, 09:43 PM   #41
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What is a PVC coupling? I have mine held up by pieces of PVS that I cut to the right length and then silicone it to the egg crating. How do you glue it?


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Old 05/23/2005, 12:21 PM   #42
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37gallon half frag tank and half display.... it's the same footprint as a 20long but is a lot higher. The bottom is eggcrate and filled with zoo frags. The way the rockwork is set up allows for a lot of space on the bottom to grow out zoo's.

I had a 20long on this stand but got sick of looking at just frags in the tank. So I bought the taller tank.

The main rock structure is gonna end up being covered in zoos and monti's.




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Old 05/23/2005, 12:58 PM   #43
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hey john76, what kinda container is that in the upper right hand corner of the tank, and where did ya get it?


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Old 05/23/2005, 01:04 PM   #44
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ebay.... search for "ISOLATION STATION"


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Old 05/23/2005, 01:35 PM   #45
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thanx John!


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Old 05/23/2005, 05:00 PM   #46
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yes what size tank is that

36"x30"x12"


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Old 05/24/2005, 01:56 AM   #47
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First, this thread is awsome, its what I have been waiting for, its a perfect way for people to show off there creative-ness, and then it gives other people great ideas as well. Well let me try to post a pic. of mine that I have just started to put together in the fish room (its finally summer, HOO-RAH, and I can now start my prop tank!).

here goes nothing...




and I know... I know... looks kinda scary lol, electrical hazard waiting to happen, when I finish wireing up the rest of the bulbs I will clean up the wires with zipties.

Enjoy...


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Old 05/24/2005, 06:21 AM   #48
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Hey guys thought i'd share some pics of my soon to be prop system my new 400w halide rocked up today so its out to the shed to do some work tomorow....... my pump should be here in a week or 2 as well






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Old 05/24/2005, 09:21 AM   #49
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hey... those are kiddy pools! lol looks & sounds good man


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Old 05/24/2005, 02:08 PM   #50
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lil kiddie corals swimming in the sun-weeeeee weeeeee we love our new home!


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