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RobSpeed13

The Beginning of my SPS dominant IM20G

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I've had aquariums for years. Probably 7-8 total lol. Now that im a Family man i've cut down to 1. A Innovative Marine 20G. Its currently running but I took it apart to install a new canopy built to match my custom stand.

 

Equipment is as follows

Siccee 1.0 Return

Neotherm 75W

Current EFlus 660gphx2

Smart Micro ATO

2.5G ATO Res

Nanobox Tide Plus M(currently over the tank keeping my SPS frags alive and till my canopy retrofit is finished)

Canopy Light ( T5 Retrofit Kit with 2 ATI Blue+ combined with a Hydra 26HD)

Stand custom built.

 

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So tell me what you think so far. Have a full rack of SPS just sitting in the tank. Plan on removing my current live rock and replacing it with STAX or just drilling it all to fit the plugs as it is a good aquascape already.

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Looking good man!  Wondered if you were on here.

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Awesome.  

What size steel did you use to hold up the canopy

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1 hour ago, TILTON said:

Looking good man!  Wondered if you were on here.

Im everywhere lol :P

1 hour ago, DAP said:

Awesome.  

What size steel did you use to hold up the canopy

3/4" square steel. doesnt bend at all with the weight.

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41 minutes ago, RobSpeed13 said:

 

Im everywhere lol :P

3/4" square steel. doesnt bend at all with the weight.

Haha.  It's just funny talking to you on the sps page and see ya pop up on here.

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3 minutes ago, TILTON said:

Haha.  It's just funny talking to you on the sps page and see ya pop up on here.

yeah ive been on here since 2009 but was using a different user name before i left to the Marine Corps. Got back last year so figured it was time for a change of user name.

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9 minutes ago, RobSpeed13 said:

yeah ive been on here since 2009 but was using a different user name before i left to the Marine Corps. Got back last year so figured it was time for a change of user name.

Well welcome back!  Looking forward to seeing your tank progress.

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On 10/18/2017 at 8:51 PM, TILTON said:

Well welcome back!  Looking forward to seeing your tank progress.

Thank you! Always happy to be back and reefing.

 

On a other note here is the Hydra 26HD mounted. This light is amazing and the combo of the LEDs and T5's is great. Corals i can tell are already loving it and running all channels at 50% acclimation mode for the next 4.5 weeks.

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Love the stand, canopy, and light set up. You did a really nice job. How did you mount the canopy? I may be interested in doing this on a future build 

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9 hours ago, VaporCountry said:

Love the stand, canopy, and light set up. You did a really nice job. How did you mount the canopy? I may be interested in doing this on a future build 

Thank! The canopy is mounted to the stand using 3/4" steel  square bars that are 3ft long.  both ends are using 2" Bolts and nuts with washers on the inside of the wood side to hold it all together. Even with the weight of the canopy the steel bars don't bend and stay leveled.

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