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    Full spectrum LED layouts

    The 7.5 cube layout would work better for 13x13x10, no?
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    NC12 led lighting ideas.

    I'm looking at getting the following: 4x CREE XT-E 3UP 2x OCW's with 120° optics 4x TV's with 120° optics and 3x Inventronics 25w drivers Should I stick with the 3up or go with 4x cree xm-l and 8x cree xt-e royal blue?
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    NC12 led lighting ideas.

    I've been out of the hoby for about 4 years now and decided to jump back in with a NC12. I was able to find one used with custom led's on my local club forum. However, I don't know if I should stick with the leds it has now or switch to something else, or simply add a couple of tv leds as the colour seems too blue. Currently it is as below: 6x cree xp-e q5 (cool white) 6x cree xr-e d3 (royal blues) with adjustable dimming on both white\blue using a Potrans 24v 6.5amp DC power supply (FS-15024-1M) to drive them all. I would like to be able to have the blues/whites on separate power supplies, but, depending on the price/how much extra work it would be I don't have to. LED layout: If anyone has any thoughts on any possible changes it would be a great help. Thanks.
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    20H: a 10g upgrade

    I'm starting to run out of space in my 10g and since I found out I can have as large as a 20g tank in my dorm I have been formulating possible setups for one. It is going to be bb maybe with egg crate or rubble but I don't want that detritus build up. It is going to have a 10g sump and a 5.5g fuge. I am planing on a CL with a genx-mak4 and a return pump being a quiet one 2200 with a scwd. It will be lit with a 150 mh, until I upgrade to 250, and a pair of 24'' t5 actinics. It will be mainly sps with some zoas and lps. Equipment: 20h aga tank 10g aga sump 5.5 aga fuge 150w MH (to be upgraded) 2 - 24'' t5 actinic genx-mak4 quiet one 2200 scwd CSS 65 (may upgrade) Livestock: 1 - pair false perc clowns 3 - dragon faced pipe fish maybe something else? Corals: Various acros Various montis Hammer Acans Blastos Various zoas. I guess my only question as of now is will the mak4 be too much?
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    Best LFS in Boston area?

    The best LFS in boston would have to be Skipton's Pet Center. But for other local LFS check the BRS where there are many listed.
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    150W H.Q.I. Retrofit

    Was the bulb and ballast used 8 months, or were the amount of time they were used different?
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    Large Coral Pack forsale....CHEAP!

    from the rules at the top of the page: Prohibited uses: • Selling large quantities of corals, frags, "frag packs," or new equipment. • Advertising items for sale at a business website • Advertising auctions • Posting items for sale on a weekly basis.
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    FS in Philadelphia

    pm sent.
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    FS in Philadelphia

    What color k are the bulbs? Is it a dual ballast or 2 single ballasts?
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    Phosban question.

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    Phosban question.

    I just got a phosban reactor for my 10g because I can't rid myself of diatoms, I am using rodi with little to no tds. I don't want to run all 150 grams of phosban at once because that is 15 times as much as I should use. I was thinking of only using like 10-20ish grams at a time in the reactor. Now my question is would this be too little in the reactor to create too much motion causing the phosban to turn to dust? Or should I just run all 150 grams and hope for the best?
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    How many of you own mantis shrimp?

    I have one in my tank at work.
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    A 10 Gallon Mantis Nano

    I am thinking of replacing my 70watt MH with a 175watt MH. I will have a 14, 15, or 20k bulb. My only concern will be heat, and the fact that the bulb will only be about 5-6 inches from the water. I can make a new hood no problem, and plan on putting 4 fans in the hood, 2 in, 2 out. Any other suggestions?
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    Bearded's new 10g AGA

    When I first got into the hobby my original intent was to keep seahorses, I spent over a year researching them and then decided they weren't for me because I didn't have enough time. But one thing I do know is that the tropical species, like H. erectus, I'm not positive on the other two as I wasn't planning on keeping them, will do fine in a tank with temperatures of 78. As long as the tank is at least 18 inches tall for breeding purposes. A 15 high or 20 extra high should be fine. My original response was intended for the secondary tank he was going to put up.
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    Even more stuff!

    How much for the 175w MH retro - PFO ballast, reflector any bulbs for this left? Also can I get a pic? What would shipping be to 02302?