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    Question on de metal halide glass

    This is good info. I have a double ended bulb pendant and the glass broke on me. I know people mention a glass shop for replacement, but are there any specific ? DO I just call around for some local glass companies ? Will they cut my 4"x 6" piece for a reasonable cost ? Anyone have a...
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    Peninsula overflow box pros/cons ?

    Yoga, yea. I am not getting any more flexible. Something I have to consider. I don't have experience dealing with tanks with overflows/drilled holes and how frequently they spring a leak. Are leaks a once a 5 year issue, or once a 20 year issue, or once at any time issue ?
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    Peninsula overflow box pros/cons ?

    I have been researching more on tanks and options for my 90- 120G project. I discussed a peninsula overflow the other day and I am very intrigued. Positives: allows for hidden plumbing, saves space outside the tank, and less opportunities for leaks outside the tank. Negatives: reduced total...
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    My 80g

    Looking good ! Make sure you maintain your water levels. I am about to prepare for a 90 or 120 gallon tank myself. The evolution of this hobby is always an interesting one.
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    48" wide tank preference

    yes, this was something I was thinking about. I will have to determine how deep of a tank is reasonable for the reach of my arm. I wasn't planning a deep sand bed which means even 24" deep may be a problem for my reach by hand. I am not certain, but it's likely 1-2" of the top of the tank will...
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    48" wide tank preference

    Great info! Seems there is positive feedback comparing 90G vs the deeper options such as 120G. Thanks for offering feedback. I will look at pricing and consider my options.
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    48" wide tank preference

    Hello, I am planning to purchase a 48" wide tank, preferably in the 90 G minimum size range. I was just looking, and although I want to keep cost reasonable, I was curious as to other reefers actual experience with tanks in that size range. I think a 70 G will be too shallow to get reasonable...
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    water proofing inside stand

    Awesome! I will definitely look into this. Thanks for the confirmation.
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    water proofing inside stand

    Has anyone tried to waterproof the inside bottom stand for either a DIY stand build, or a complete build purchase ? I was thinking about applying a polyurethane coating to the inside of the plywood/walls and putting a tri-poly silicon/caulk along all the inside seams. Trying to prepare for...
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    Intro to group and question

    Thanks for the info! That was an interesting video. I will do more research and see what I can find. I'm not 100% either way.
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    Intro to group and question

    Hello, I wanted to quickly introduce myself to this group. I have been in and out of this hobby for almost 20 years now. I have always had little tanks, 20 G, 30 G, with phosphan reactor, tiny protien skimmer, MH 250W lighting, and a small sump. Nothing too serious. I have been out of the...
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    Aqua medic hqi 250W metal halide with magetic ballast

    Does anyone know how many amps required to run the Aqua medic Hqi 250W metal halide light pendent with the magnetic ballast ? I'm on an older house with older electric and trying to plan out my power requirements.
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    Kessil Club

    Kessil A160WE Controllable LED Aquarium Light - Tuna Bluet Kessil A160WE Controllable LED Aquarium Light - Tuna Bluet How is this unit for growing sps and bubble tip anemone ? The unit is within my price range. I intend to use it for my 55 gallon. I have a small protien skimmer, 5 fish, and I...
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    LED lighting for 55G soft corals & some LPS

    I have been looking at all the options. I see some units have multiple colors. Thanks for the tip on watts per gallon. I see some websites have some $200sih units that are up to 48" long with whites, reds, blues, etc. But I don't know if that price level will be more of a gimmick that...
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    LED lighting for 55G soft corals & some LPS

    Hi everyone. I am looking at trying out some LED lighting fixtures for my 55G tank. I want my soft corals to do well with the lighting. It would be cool if I could grow a couple LPS near the top of the tank, but it isn't mandatory. I have a small skimmer on the tank, and I have many years...
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