Ha, I just upgraded to LEDs about a month and a half ago and don't see myself ever going back to anything else.
Haha even better
Man I have the same tank! RE the lights, I know it's $$$ to get them but I am swearing by the T5HO I have. I am getting it new bulbs but I am getting GREAT growth on my Birdsnest, Frogspawn, zoas, Florida Rics and they were powerful enough to bleach my Yumas that were on the sand bed.
Check out the classified's forum or on Craigslist, I bet you can find a good Light for cheep.
Check out my thread, I am getting ready to do the SUMP/Overflow myself but I am going HOB with the overflow, this will happen after we build the new stand, hopefully by the new year/mid January.
LOVE the bow look. Good Luck and Welcome!
Thanks man, will do.
I also have a Fluval Vicenza 180 Bow Front with sump, Ill be watching, please dont drill 2 holes right next to each other, thats how mine is and really the waters surface will suffer unless you have more power heads running..
overflows that are on each end of the tank. much much better for flow IMO
also oveflow pipes that are only 1inch wide are not big enough.. Ive have found out the hard way lol
The over flow hole itself from glass-holes is huge IMO.. Im not sure if it's 1-1/2" might be bigger. Anyhow it takes a hose the same size as my above ground pool and I think I should be okay
still trying to figure out returns. I drilled the overflow box on the center of the tank, it was kind of a coin toss. Just have to figure out if I want two returns on each side, or one on just one of the sides. Two returns sound way better
Might go with a Quiet One 4000 now..
There is a little play from the position I can shimmy it to until I tighten it to the glass. Right now I just have it hand tight. I can have it right against the brace or about 1/4 inch from the brace. It looks weird from the center brace but I Think it will be okay. I notice some people questioning it's existence from the aqueon 46's not having one at all. However, it does "sag" a little because its empty. If you lightly tug on the front bow, it does lift up and tighten up support the weight. So it stays
Edited by andrewguilfoy, 19 December 2011 - 07:57 AM.