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its down in the middle of my post. Reefgeek.com is the only place that has them. The Grim Reeper at RC tested them against the TX5 and Tek fixtures and they blew them out of the water, twice the PAR. 719 without bulbs or 799 with bulbs for the 6 x 54 fixture. There is a slight wait for the fxiture and right now its hanging only unless you make your own brackets. I couldn't decide between that and the Aquactinics 7 x 54 fixture, which has a bit more par but thats result of the extra bulb, I was leaning to the Aquactinics fixture because i like fixtures that can be mounted but I'm still waiting and that ATI fixture is looking sexier and sexier. Then again Reefgeek is also have clearance sale on the Tek fixtures, including the limited edition 6 x 54 for 439 with bulbs. I don't know if the near 400 dollar difference is worth it

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oh ok, it's a T5 only fixture. very cool! But I think I'm going to stick with MH + T5. I'm a fan of the MH look for some odd reason. But I'll definitely consider it. thanks a ton eddie!!

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definitely some sort of MH T5 Combo. tank from Italy huh, how much was shipping :lol:

 

 

hey ez, glad you're on this thread too =) glad to have your company lol ;)

 

Shipping is actually free, or probably part of the cost of the tank. I'm picking up from the the U.S. distributor here in norcal, so there's no extra delivery fee. I'm not even sure how much it'd be to deliver it to my house, but it's not too far away anyway.

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Damn. Shipping from italy.....

I wonder what the price of the tank is without shipping....

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the images arent working but if your looking at lighting and want to spend that much i would say 175W is a good choice for lighting, if you werent looking for an complete fixture i have a 3x 175W MH retro for sale with magnetic ballasts for only 300 plus shipping lol

 

thanks for the offer, but I'm going to go with a pendant rather than a retro, and 3x175 is too much light for my tank =(

 

good price though

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Damn. Shipping from italy.....

I wonder what the price of the tank is without shipping....

 

Yeah, I should see how much it'd be if I picked up from the warehouse in Italy =) Now I just need a house in Italy... maybe Cinque Terre... that's a nice place.

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SoCal Stand Update - [ 9/05/07 ]

 

My stand is making huge progress, in fact it should be done tomorrow! SoCal is getting faster and faster at their builds. I'm thoroughly impressed =)

 

Images:

 

Stand Base with no trim:

 

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Pocket Screws for the center brace in case I want to put something really long into the cabinet:

 

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Beautiful trim added

 

stand3.jpg

 

 

It will get a dark cherry color stain soon ;)

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very awesome looking stand, i hope to do the same with the stand for my AO 180 and even the same stain, cherry has such a nice professional look to it, im either going to do cherry or...working in heating and cooling im thinking about wrapping the stand in aluminum and doing the same for the doors

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very awesome looking stand, i hope to do the same with the stand for my AO 180 and even the same stain, cherry has such a nice professional look to it, im either going to do cherry or...working in heating and cooling im thinking about wrapping the stand in aluminum and doing the same for the doors

 

You're going with AO? Should be sweet. When will you order it?

 

Aluminum? THAT'S MANLY =) Haha. Brushed aluminum would be really fancy.

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as soon as i get the quote and all of my old stuff old im going be ordering, hopefully my store will be up and running too (cant go wrong with wholesale pricing)

 

yeah i want to go with AO because i cant seem to pay the price of a 180G elos when i could get two 180G AO tanks, plus the only reason elos are so expensive is because shipping from italy and the prices of glass over there are crazy

 

you can see the start of my thread in the big tank section in here

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as soon as i get the quote and all of my old stuff old im going be ordering, hopefully my store will be up and running too (cant go wrong with wholesale pricing)

 

yeah i want to go with AO because i cant seem to pay the price of a 180G elos when i could get two 180G AO tanks, plus the only reason elos are so expensive is because shipping from italy and the prices of glass over there are crazy

 

you can see the start of my thread in the big tank section in here

 

I will definitely be following your thread too =)

 

I don't think that shipping from italy and glass prices are the only things accountable for the higher prices. But I may be wrong. I've never seen an AO tank before in person.

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I will definitely be following your thread too =)

 

I don't think that shipping from italy and glass prices are the only things accountable for the higher prices. But I may be wrong. I've never seen an AO tank before in person.

 

well im not saying thats the only reason, but if you forget about both of those i guarantee they are similarly priced to AO tanks

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well im not saying thats the only reason, but if you forget about both of those i guarantee they are similarly priced to AO tanks

 

Very true. How are you getting the AO tank? I remember for their 90 gallon it was going to cost me $700 to ship just the tank to California =(

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well its only about a 5 hour drive from my house so shipping shouldnt be too bad, i will most likley pick it up with a buddy and drive it back to ensure its safe

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SoCal Custom Stand Build Finished - [ 9/11/07 ]

 

Randy finished my custom stand today. Stained in the same dark cherry as my last, quality looks equally up to par! I'm asking him to take some pictures of the top, back and with the stand open. I'm also hoping to get a closer picture of the pocket screws.

 

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The down side is he may be shipping the stand without a crate!? He did mention this would cut the costs of shipping, but he still charged me the same price. Perhaps he anticipated it, but I was assuming, them having the reputation of lots of redundancy, would actually ship it with a crate. I emailed him back to see if he could still ship with a crate, otherwise cut my cost down and put a guarantee on any shipping damage.

 

Randy's a good guy, I'm sure he'll come through.

 

But the best way to ship is with SoCal crates. They're incredibly strong and durable.

 

So I'll finish off the remaining balance to Randy and wait for it to be shipped. Should be here within a few days.

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Daaaamn this is going to be a hell of a tank! That stand looks amazing!

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SoCal Custom Stand More Pictures and Shipping Update - [ 9/11/07 ]

 

Well, Randy at SoCal did it again. He's crating it up for me. Usually to crate it it would cost $270 to ship, but he's only doing it for $130. Let me just say, Randy is out there to make customer's happy. His priorities are great, giving great end products, and not out there to scam and rip people off. This is just a plug for him again, but Randy over at SoCalCreations does amazing work (like you see in this thread), gives very fair and honest prices, and works with customers to make them happy. I would never hesitate to go with them again.

 

A lot of people say that I should just go with a local cabinet maker to save money, but I think shipping is worth it, given the amazing quality of the cabinet you get. Randy also knows fish tanks very well, unlike some local cabinet maker, so he knows what is needed and how to support heavy tanks. He always adds redundancy for extra safety. In this case center braces to ensure stability in the center, even making them removable with pocket screws. Thanks a ton SoCalCreations!

 

More pictures just took:

 

Doors open:

 

stand6.jpg

 

From the back (I believe the sides weren't stained yet in this pic:)

 

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The top cutout piece for the ELOS corner overflow (look at how amazing the quality is of this cut):

 

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did I mention Randy's going to throw in the styrafoam padding between tank and stand? I don't think it's needed for an ELOS, but it's always a good idea. Randy always says their guarantee is held given you place the foam padding between tank and stand.

 

Plus, being white, it will make my BB look better.

 

 

Now I have to figure out what to do with the back of my tank... leave it clear or paint it black?

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i would say leave it clear until you know for sure because it will be a ##### to try and get black paint off if you dont like it lol

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paint it a deep blue. I've had two black backgrounds and I'm not that huge of a fan. You could always do some sort of vinyl and change it around till you found the color you liked and then use some sort of spray adhesive and if you get sick of it just change it

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paint it a deep blue. I've had two black backgrounds and I'm not that huge of a fan. You could always do some sort of vinyl and change it around till you found the color you liked and then use some sort of spray adhesive and if you get sick of it just change it

 

Ah that's a very good idea. I wonder where I can get the vinyl... a decal shop might have a big roll of it, though that might already be sticky. Sticky glue is a pain =)

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i would definitely try vinyl hmm if not what i would try is get some posterboard in dark blue and in black and see how they look (that only costs you like $2 then and you can go from there on what you want to do with it

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