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This thing is a MONSTER... DIY at its best

you wouldn't happen to be the Rick who's always giving out free Xenia down here in SD would you? :)

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* With MAXSPECT LEDs! *


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Xenia - Give it away or flush it, that's the choice.
I'm ALIFER on sdreefs.com

And tell that dumb tard you got fish tanks to build!

curvilinear II_the Pico.Reef < . . .
NC6 nano.reef < . . .
NC24 dart_frog_viv - 2.3.2 Ventrimaculatus < . . .
0.5G zer0-edge FW pico < . . .
curvilinear I_FW.pico < . . .

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Rick............... how long is the 27 watt bulb?

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The Aqua Lux 27W 50/50 four pin bulbs are
9-5/8Ē from tip of bulb to bottom of the base,
10Ē from tip of bulb to end of the pins.
Hope that helps

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I can't get over how clean your hood looks. Amazing! Keep up the good work!

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that's a great LED mod - keep us up to date on how well it grows macro - the extra flow through chamer two should really help in that respect too :D

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chaeto & macro in fuge, 6-6-05
I setup the tank over the weekend of 6/4/05
Letís use this pic as a starting point for growth.
The fuge has both Chaeto & a red leaf lettuce looking macro.
I want to see which will grow best,
or if they grow at all with the LED.
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It is amazing how much stuff we add that requires power

(1) stock nc6 ballast for the (1) 18 watt light

(2) Fulham Work Horse 2 ballast for the (2) 27 watt lights

(3) low voltage transformers to run;
*(2) cooling fans for daylight cycle,
*(1) 48 LED fuge light & cooling fan for night time cycle
*(2) LED moon lights

(1) 50 watt heater

(2) pumps

(1) Coralife Power Center timer for day/night cycle

(1) timer for second pump to control wave maker action

Did I forget anything??????????:o

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Nice workmanship Rick. Can't wait for the water.

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Lets see full tank shot!

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Originally posted by Casabubu
Lets see full tank shot!




Posted ImagePatience patawaun, find what you seek, you will

Edited by Rick J G, 03 December 2005 - 06:53 PM.

And tell that dumb tard you got fish tanks to build!

curvilinear II_the Pico.Reef < . . .
NC6 nano.reef < . . .
NC24 dart_frog_viv - 2.3.2 Ventrimaculatus < . . .
0.5G zer0-edge FW pico < . . .
curvilinear I_FW.pico < . . .

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6-5-05 Finaly Setup
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6-9-05

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right side
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front
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front open
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And tell that dumb tard you got fish tanks to build!

curvilinear II_the Pico.Reef < . . .
NC6 nano.reef < . . .
NC24 dart_frog_viv - 2.3.2 Ventrimaculatus < . . .
0.5G zer0-edge FW pico < . . .
curvilinear I_FW.pico < . . .

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WOW, very nice.

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Too bad the competition isn't just 5 days long...you would be a winner :)

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Originally posted by Agent003
Too bad the competition isn't just 5 days long...you would be a winner :)



What??? X) I didnít win? :angry:
I thought it was a race to see who could mod their tank and have it stocked first.
Darn, I knew I should have read the rules.

Good luck on your 2nd tank Agent003, sorry to hear about the 1st one. SDreefers rock!

And tell that dumb tard you got fish tanks to build!

curvilinear II_the Pico.Reef < . . .
NC6 nano.reef < . . .
NC24 dart_frog_viv - 2.3.2 Ventrimaculatus < . . .
0.5G zer0-edge FW pico < . . .
curvilinear I_FW.pico < . . .

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Great tank! can't wait to see it once the contest is over

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Originally posted by Rick J G


Good luck on your 2nd tank Agent003, sorry to hear about the 1st one. SDreefers rock!



Thanks for the heads up on the contest, I wouldn't have known about it if you didn't post it on sdreefs. Good luck to you too!

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Very impressive. Looks great Rick

B)


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Gotta keep the pics coming

Right side
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Left side
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Old school reef
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And tell that dumb tard you got fish tanks to build!

curvilinear II_the Pico.Reef < . . .
NC6 nano.reef < . . .
NC24 dart_frog_viv - 2.3.2 Ventrimaculatus < . . .
0.5G zer0-edge FW pico < . . .
curvilinear I_FW.pico < . . .

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Looks really nice. I still prefer the looks of a well stocked colorful softy and LPS tank to that of SPS...

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Originally posted by thebrian
Looks really nice.  I still prefer the looks of a well stocked colorful softy and LPS tank to that of SPS...


I like corals that can move with the water movement
& my favorites are the different Euphyllia species.
I also like that you can mix them together,
at least most hammer & frogspawn species.
Iíve tried a couple of Euphyllia torch species
and have not had much luck mixing them with
hammer & frogspawn species. Oddly enough Iíve
never had problems mixing Euphyllia species with Xenia.
They seem to have no affect on each other.
All the Euphyllia frags in my nc6 are branching species,
so as they grow too large I can just snip off heads & trade them.
Most people are amazed by the Xenia, so I try to keep some in the tank,
but they are hard to keep under control and will over grow other corals.
Xenia can be used as nutrient export just like Chaeto..
I also use Xenia to monitor water quality, since I never test the water.
If they stop pumping, itís time for a water change.

And tell that dumb tard you got fish tanks to build!

curvilinear II_the Pico.Reef < . . .
NC6 nano.reef < . . .
NC24 dart_frog_viv - 2.3.2 Ventrimaculatus < . . .
0.5G zer0-edge FW pico < . . .
curvilinear I_FW.pico < . . .

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Looks great Rick. I agree on the hammers and frogspawn. I defintely like the movement. Keep up the good work!

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And tell that dumb tard you got fish tanks to build!

curvilinear II_the Pico.Reef < . . .
NC6 nano.reef < . . .
NC24 dart_frog_viv - 2.3.2 Ventrimaculatus < . . .
0.5G zer0-edge FW pico < . . .
curvilinear I_FW.pico < . . .

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Hi, great looking tank, and the perfect mod in my opinion. I was just wondering what the "Rules of the Aquarium" are, on the side of the stand?

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the first rule of the aquarium is no one talks about the aquarium:P

I love the tank, keep us updated!