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    Our 400 Gallon In Wall Natural Sun-Lit Reef"

    Hello friends, it's the 11-year anniversary of our natural sun-lit reef tank. It has been one bumpy ride. Thanks so much for the continued support through the years. I can safely say my experiment using natural sunlight to light my reef has been a success! Please enjoy a few pictures of the...
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    36" tall tank owners! Help

    I love my 36" x 36" x 72" just get long enough tools and you will be fine.
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    Our 400 Gallon In Wall Natural Sun-Lit Reef"

    Thanks! It feels good to be back at a lot of things!
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    Our 400 Gallon In Wall Natural Sun-Lit Reef"

    I would think you could do a retractable screen, like the ones they use to screen the sun roof in your car its thin, its light, and could easily be built into a motorized frame. I also believe they make a dampener for the domes, but I would think it would compromise the amount of available...
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    Our 400 Gallon In Wall Natural Sun-Lit Reef"

    When I first set up the system I had a very diligent maintenance schedule of daily 1-2% water changes, regular 25 micron filter sock changing, carbon dosing and a protein skimmer that was always working at peak performance. With a good handle on nutrient export I had little to no algae. Fast...
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    Our 400 Gallon In Wall Natural Sun-Lit Reef"

    Hi Mrs. Music, They can be sometimes they like going after my hand when I'm moving stuff around. Those are green mushrooms, how many do you want :) Thank you, one big advantage to living in sunny Florida. The natural look is where it's at, I feel as though I'm snorkeling in my living room...
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    Our 400 Gallon In Wall Natural Sun-Lit Reef"

    There are still days I wonder why I'm still shoulder deep and standing on a six foot ladder, guess I must really love it. I agree I don't like the look of the blue lighting either Thank you so much, glad to see you back at it!
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    Our 400 Gallon In Wall Natural Sun-Lit Reef"

    In Other Fun Fish News. I was recently part of the production of an episode of Tanked, my role as an install team member should win an Oscar :D *The episode will air on April 14th.
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    Our 400 Gallon In Wall Natural Sun-Lit Reef"

    Hi everyone, how about a few new pictures to start your Monday. New sun-domes have been in for a few weeks and things are getting better every day!
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    Our 400 Gallon In Wall Natural Sun-Lit Reef"

    If needed I can install the light screen to help reduce the change in lighting.
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    Our 400 Gallon In Wall Natural Sun-Lit Reef"

    Installed the new domes today, and immediately noticed a change in color these domes appear to produce a much crisper*intense white light in the 8,000k-10,000k kelvin scale the other domes had a bit more yellow tone 5,000k-7,000k kelvin.*Looking good so far. *I'll be watching, will report more soon.
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