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Ando's 29g. Since October 08'

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mcduff
that looks like it will work great!

 

What's the k (kelvin) rating on the bulb?

The bulb is 6500k, I got the bulb at Lowes. I was in the process of building a DIY light, but then came across this one. Maybe a couple of bucks more, but worth it to me.

 

Bob

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Ando

Called Drs. Fosters today and now they have to contact Oceanic for a new ballast?

 

 

and i was looking at in my middle chamber and my cheato seems to be growing like CRAZY! It has tripled in size. Should I trim it to about the size of my fist?

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complexchi
Called Drs. Fosters today and now they have to contact Oceanic for a new ballast?

 

I've had to call them a few times once my pump just died. They were very helpful and quick with their response.... Great service you could always try calling them yourself.

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Ando

Good idea!

 

I'm going to do that tomorrow!

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complexchi

Did you contact them? Were they helpful?

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Ando

No acutally Drs Fosters contacted them.. They are sending me a new ballast! :)

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Ando

Alright well I wanted to make a cabinet for my fish tank my old one sits down to low..

 

The new cabinet will be 35"tall and 22" X 22".

 

Here are some pics of it so far. I will finish up tomorrow and post the finish of it!

All I need to do now is put a top piece on, corner molding, put doors on, and paint it!

 

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OH my new ballast came from oceanic! She works once again!

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hmmhmm

looks good...going to put a shelf in as well?

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Ando

yep. Cant wait to get it done!

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Ando

Alright finally got my stand finished! Here she is!

 

What do you guys think?

 

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....i still have the door knobs to put on lol. that's it!

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mcduff

Nice stand Ando, How did you get your tank on it :P

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Ando
Nice stand Ando, How did you get your tank on it :P

 

 

I had to take out all of the water and rock..

 

Then I lifted it on to the new stand. It was very fun! lol

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mcduff

good job, looks really good.

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Ando

Thanks McDuff

 

Im thinking now about getting 2 fish.

 

Maybe a six line wrasse and a yellow watchman goby. or a clown fish?

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Ando

I cant wait to get back in town and finally get some coral into my tank and some fish!!

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hmmhmm

kd's has 6line for 15 bucks...thats where i got mine on 11/23...still doing good...he has small cleaner shrimp for 15 as well...picked out any other fish yet?

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Got back from NY today and went to the LFS and got some corals from a gift card I had from xmas!

 

This ric has about 2 or 3 heads I can't tell and it looks like it is about to split

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I think these zoas are called Bahama Mama?

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kd's has 6line for 15 bucks...thats where i got mine on 11/23...still doing good...he has small cleaner shrimp for 15 as well...picked out any other fish yet?

 

dang sounds like a deal..

 

I think I'm going to get a watchman goby and a clown.

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hmmhmm

what store had the rics?...they look good...

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Ando

Coral Connections.. They just had a sale last week 30%off all corals and i missed out! i wasn't in town! I was bummed! But the guy gave me the zoas for $8.

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Ando

Today I went back to the lfs and got a trumpet coral with 6 heads. I will post some pics tomorrow.

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Ando

I ordered the Nova Extreme Pro T5 lighting for my tank last night! Should arrive on Wed I hope..

 

I am also thinking of getting a sea urchin to get rid of my algae.

 

Is this algae both hair algae?

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hmmhmm

Looks like a type of hair algae...not sure what will eat that kind..maybe an emerald crab?...

 

 

Big money ando ordered a light...lol...online or from coral conn?....I did the ghetto 70w hqi retro in my hood..getting good growth on zoos and my sps...I'm going to upgrade to a 150w in the hood in a month I hope...

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Ando

I hear a urchin will do the trick!

 

As for the light I got it online. I found it for $234 with free shipping. I was going to go with the 150watt sunpod but I think it will be to hot for my tank. In the summer our house gets about 81 and I think I would have a hard time trying to keep my tank cool and not have a heat stroke. Thats why I went with the T5's.

 

Do you notice your tank hotter with MH?

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hmmhmm

yes it did get hotter...it went from a constant 77.5 to 80.4...i only open the back hatch when the lights kick on...loosing more water as well...i have an idea how to cool it...check these out;

 

http://www.peltech.com/lang-us/prodotti/ge...n/ocean150.html

 

these units are super expensive...i think i can make my own...it this works i am going to upgrade to a 150w in the stock hood...and try to close the top!..

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Ando

looks like a good idea!

 

How the heck would you make one?

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