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Old 02/14/2018, 05:38 PM   #1
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Before and After...





Pics are around 2 years apart. Only change made to the tank wassss........T5s!!!!! I had Radion Gen 3s before, I ditched them for T5s. Seeing before and after pics is always fun.


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Old 02/14/2018, 06:32 PM   #2
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So are you running only T5s now. I am planning a new tank and debating lights to grow SPS corals. Awesome photo of the tank.


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Old 02/14/2018, 08:49 PM   #3
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Do your T5's drip acro grow juice? Wow, that's really a great transformation in 2 years. Well done, and the colors are still great btw.


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Old 02/14/2018, 09:36 PM   #4
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Wow nice job, awesome transformation


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Old 02/14/2018, 09:43 PM   #5
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Great transformation


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Old 02/14/2018, 11:01 PM   #6
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Jeez. My t5’s don’t do that. What sorcery is this


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Old 02/15/2018, 02:10 AM   #7
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I don't see any difference between the two tanks in the two years... No but really, well done! T5 all the way. If this tank was led right now I bet it wouldn't catch my eye as much as it does with t5, gotta love them.


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Old 02/15/2018, 06:36 AM   #8
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Do your T5's drip acro grow juice?
Thanks for the laugh!


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Old 02/15/2018, 06:37 AM   #9
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what T5 fixture are you using? what bulbs?


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Old 02/16/2018, 08:30 AM   #10
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It looks like he also removed the sand?


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Old 02/16/2018, 11:47 AM   #11
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Man would I love to visit you with a pair of large coral cutters... What do you attribute to the great growth you got these past years?


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Old 02/16/2018, 03:07 PM   #12
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what T5 fixture are you using? what bulbs?


I’m using 2 ATI 8x54w dimmable Sunpowers.
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Old 02/16/2018, 03:08 PM   #13
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Man would I love to visit you with a pair of large coral cutters... What do you attribute to the great growth you got these past years?


T5s
Calcium Reactor
Neptune Apex

In that order. I wouldn’t run an SPS dominant tank with out those 3 main components.


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Old 02/17/2018, 07:27 AM   #14
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Nice growth. And beautiful lineatus


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Old 02/17/2018, 08:13 AM   #15
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Great Job the T5's are great lights for Acro's for sure. Looks like you need to frag a few pieces.


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Old 02/17/2018, 10:22 AM   #16
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I run a Photon 48, and am very close to making the switch to a 6x80W T5 (3 blue plus, 1 actinic, 1 purple plus, 1 coral plus).

Just not seeing growth from the few sps frags I have.

I have had an awful time dialing in my light.


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Old 02/17/2018, 10:22 AM   #17
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Nice growth. And beautiful lineatus

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Great Job the T5's are great lights for Acro's for sure. Looks like you need to frag a few pieces.

. I sell frags from time to time, but I really enjoy seeing the acros grow larger and larger. I hate cutting them


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Old 02/17/2018, 02:17 PM   #18
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T5s
Calcium Reactor
Neptune Apex

In that order. I wouldn’t run an SPS dominant tank with out those 3 main components.
I have fallen in love with t5 these past years. Are you using kalk as well? What kind of kalk stirrer if so? I have had a full Apex system sitting in a box because I can't ever figure out how to get it all working... One thing always doesn't work and I get mad and throw it back in the box I am setting up a new display so I have my mind set on hooking it up by then... These last two years there have been many things I want and need to control, it really would cut out a few things I forget to do.


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Old 02/18/2018, 06:48 PM   #19
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Remarkable!
Was fun watching your tank grow out over the past two years!


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