I'm in the SFV and water temps got into the low 90s last summer for me w/o any lights on (no A/C running). Running fans for evaporative cooler got water temp down to mid to high 80s. Got scary but everything survived for the most part (lost some freshwater shrimp). Most of my corals have been in...
Speaking of bricks, I have a box of IO Reef Crystals that are bricks and thought I'd be able to chip them into smaller pieces and still use them but didn't have any luck. I can't remember if they took forever to dissolve or if the water remained cloudy but I gave up trying.
52" x 52" is probably going to be custom made. I think typical sheets come in 4' x 8' so they may need to add a 4" strip? If you have the flexibility to go 48" x 48", it'll be a lot cheaper and look cleaner.
Thanks for letting everyone know on this forum and helping out!
Do you know if anyone has set up a GoFundMe page for Carlton to help with expenses in case people want to help financially besides purchasing coral/equipment?