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**what is your current list of livestock?  I ask because I have two clownfish, a coral banded shrimp, and a CUC made up of hermit crabs and snails.  I would like to add a blenny or a goby but I do not want to create an unsafe bioload

On 2/8/2018 at 9:52 PM, TheBig053 said:

Added a second AI Prime HD over mine today. Please excuse the dirty sand bed, it's an ongoing battle. 

 

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Also in need of some decluttering and getting some frags glued down. 

 

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Wowzers on that lighting investment!

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2 hours ago, ThisPlaceIsAPrison said:

**what is your current list of livestock?  I ask because I have two clownfish, a coral banded shrimp, and a CUC made up of hermit crabs and snails.  I would like to add a blenny or a goby but I do not want to create an unsafe bioload

Wowzers on that lighting investment!

I have two standard oscellaris clowns and a purple fire fish. I am likely going to move the two clowns to my 20L and replace them with 1 fancy clown. Keeping up with nutrients has been chore and looks to only get worse as the pair of clowns gets larger.

 

Yeah, I bought the second Prime used and the purchases were spread apart by several months. My plan is to eventually upgrade to a larger tank when we move to a bigger house in a year or so. My lighting plan right for larger tank is one of the aquatic life LED/T5 hybrid fixtures incorporating both primes over the new tank. It's an investment! Hah.

 

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2 hours ago, ThisPlaceIsAPrison said:

What is your opinion on the light?  I have been looking to upgrade the stock light but didn't want to drop a lot of money.  My fear is with this you can't really do a ramp up and down.

After watching this review, it got me interested. For the price, you can't go wrong. So far its been great. I have it on an analog timer. I tried to use a Fluval timer to see if it'll ramp up/down, but it wasn't compatible. I'm taking this light an putting on my MarineLand Portrate 5gal tank and thinking of getting A MicMol Gen 3. Although a decent light for the price, it lacks features I'm looking for. One of the reason's I'm checking out the MicMol mini. Its currently on sale for $149.99 on  Premium Aquatics website. https://www.amazon.com/New-Arrival-Aquarium-Lighting-Programable/dp/B078F9KY26/ref=pd_lpo_sbs_199_t_1?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=3Q1JTK7SNMZ0E7SGAYKK 

 

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Gonna join in with all of you! You all have gorgeous tanks! Here's my year old Fluval Evo. Currently running the stock light but I found that the tank overheats really quickly in the summer time so I took a table saw to the hood and created a 'T top' tank. I also added a fan to cool it in the summer. As you can see I am heavily battling GHA but this picture is 2 weeks old and it's starting to die back a bit as I just installed an InTank media basket (which I HIGHLY) recommend. I actually love this tank for what it is.

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@TheBig053 I had a prime HD over my tank for a whopping one day, fiancee said it made the whole kitchen/living room blue...which it did. Oh well there are plenty of ways to grow corals. I do love that light and will definitely get another when I move the tank to its own room.

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42 minutes ago, Smitten4Witten said:

@TheBig053 I had a prime HD over my tank for a whopping one day, fiancee said it made the whole kitchen/living room blue...which it did. Oh well there are plenty of ways to grow corals. I do love that light and will definitely get another when I move the tank to its own room.

My bf tried to pull the same complaint. It's distracting from our TV in the adjoining room! 

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@StephLionfish I mean I agree with her, it did ruin the comfy vibe we were going for. Oh well, a relationship is about compromise. One day I will have a reef room again!

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On 2/13/2018 at 7:42 PM, PshThisGuy said:

After watching this review, it got me interested. For the price, you can't go wrong. So far its been great. I have it on an analog timer. I tried to use a Fluval timer to see if it'll ramp up/down, but it wasn't compatible. I'm taking this light an putting on my MarineLand Portrate 5gal tank and thinking of getting A MicMol Gen 3. Although a decent light for the price, it lacks features I'm looking for. One of the reason's I'm checking out the MicMol mini. Its currently on sale for $149.99 on  Premium Aquatics website. https://www.amazon.com/New-Arrival-Aquarium-Lighting-Programable/dp/B078F9KY26/ref=pd_lpo_sbs_199_t_1?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=3Q1JTK7SNMZ0E7SGAYKK 

 

So I just got this light for my fluval evo. It doesn’t have ramp up and ramp down but for $62 it’s an amazing upgrade from stock. Really makes the coral pop. I also made a mount so it’s mounted lengthwise

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Make and model?

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My tank currently. Pretty sure i'm gonna redo my rockscape bc i have too much rock

 

 

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Month 4 Update!  Stock Hood & Lighting...

 

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PshThisGuy
On 2/19/2018 at 10:35 AM, Smitten4Witten said:

Make and model?

Its a Hipargero LED. Currently $63 on amazon. https://goo.gl/HRp8co

 

On 2/19/2018 at 10:59 AM, Lugmos12 said:

My tank currently. Pretty sure i'm gonna redo my rockscape bc i have too much rock

 

Looks nice though. But I feel the same about my scape. Keeping it the same until I figure out a better scape with less rock. 

 

On 2/18/2018 at 11:48 PM, Benm1020 said:

So I just got this light for my fluval evo. It doesn’t have ramp up and ramp down but for $62 it’s an amazing upgrade from stock. Really makes the coral pop. I also made a mount so it’s mounted lengthwise

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Interesting mount! Looks cleaner than mounting it on the side of the tank. What are you settings? 

 

Went to a local fish stores and picked up some frags on sale. 

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I am curious to see how the light turns out long term!! There are so many ways and products to get great results.

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FTS 2/24/18:

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Late afternoon on the reef. 

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ThisPlaceIsAPrison

100 Days of Fluvaling

 

 

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2 hours ago, ThisPlaceIsAPrison said:

 

Thanks for this, I need this in my 5 gallon tank!

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New photos with a couple other additions, now to let it all grow!

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15 weeks in

 

 

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Quick update, conchs added

 

 

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Smitten4Witten

Looking good!

 

New update coming very soon, and a little spoiler is that is now Nanobox powered!

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38 minutes ago, Smitten4Witten said:

Looking good!

 

New update coming very soon, and a little spoiler is that is now Nanobox powered!

You've gone to the darkside of upgraded lights B)

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