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  1. Lighting suggestions for a 22 gal long?

    Great feedback. Thanks @Scorch
  2. Hi all. After a long break, I'm finally getting back into the hobby. I'm a bit overwhelmed with all the new lighting options and need some help. I have a Mr. Aqua 22 gallon long (36in x 12in x 12in) and I just can't figure out if I should go with 2 Kessils or 1, the 160 or the 360. Or perhaps AI? And if I do, do I go with 2 HD's or 1 Hydra? Or a Radion...or a nanobox? I want a versatile setup that will let me grow almost anything successfully. I also don't want to go over $700. Any help is appreciated!
  3. Lighting suggestions for a 22 gal long?

    Looking at your build, you've proved you can house anything with the Quad. How high do you hang it off the water surface? Deciding if I should get the 9in or 15in goose neck.
  4. Lighting suggestions for a 22 gal long?

    Looks like I'm in the boat with you...AI or Nanobox. Thanks for the advice!
  5. Lighting suggestions for a 22 gal long?

    You don't think a Quad will be overkill for the 12" depth?
  6. Lighting suggestions for a 22 gal long?

    I'll be keeping LPS, softies, and SPS. Thanks for that write-up. I think I can safely cross out Kessil's from my options. I'm leaning towards 2 prime HDs as opposed to 1 Hydra so that the tank can have full coverage for the 36", end to end.
  7. WV Reefer's 12 Gallon Long and Dirty

    cool tank! i've been eyeing a 12 gallon long for a while now. might pull the trigger.
  8. moving and getting rid of whatever i can…. - 48" x 24" x 12" Acrylic Tank by Advanced Acrylics. about 60 gals, external overflow, stand included $200 - 36" x 16" x 15" Acrylic Sump by Advanced Acrylics $80 - Sunlight Supply 48" Maristar 2x150W MH, w/ 2x54w T5, + galaxy dual MH HQI Ballast $300 - SWC 150 Skimmer $80 livestock and misc. items… pm me for pricing and more info -eheim return pump -green mandarin -pair of black occs -flame angel -2 rbta's -mini red planet colony -koralia 3, koralia 2, tunze 6045 (i think) -various common zoas -heater -DIY auto top-off -live rock, sand -water jugs -new 150 ushio mh bulb $750 takes all prices negotiable some pictures
  9. Moving Sale! Everything must go

    full setup (everything) sold
  10. Moving Sale! Everything must go

    the ATO setup is really primitive. just 2 float switches on an extension cord hooked up to a aqualifter. it's never done me wrong though...had it for about 3 years. i'll consider. pm me
  11. reefrooks 60G shallow

    Current FTS: my first tank, which was a 10gal, did not survive my chicago to la move. and due to the financial strain of such a big move, i did not expect to have a new tank anytime soon…. until i found the deal of all deals!! omgomgomg omgomgomg i found a local reefer who was moving and needed his equipment gone asap. i pretty much took his whole setup. 48 x 24 x 12 acrylic, drilled with an external overflow 48" maristar mh with t5 + ballast sump + eheim return pump he also threw in the stand he built for this tank, 7 water jugs, a bucket of sand, and a couple of t5 bulbs i'm pretty damn excited to get this thing cleaned and filled… but i also feel kind of lost as this is quite a huge leap from my tiny 10g. i want to keep things as simple as possible but also want to ensure this tanks success. For those that know, i have some questions: Is a calcium reactor necessary to have thriving sps colonies? skimmer? how often do you do water changes?
  12. ADA 90P reef build

    Updates? Btw, how are those active pearls working out? I've been seriously considering them for my tank.
  13. reefrooks 60G shallow

    No, I'm not too worried. I feed him squid, shrimp or silversides every day. He never goes for any of the fish in the tank. Even at night time, when they usually go hunting, I saw my little mandarin sleeping right next to his den. The snowflake paid no attention to him. As far as corals, I'm planning to stock mainly sps. I may pick up some zoas and acans to line the base of the rock work. Thanks for looking Bonk!
  14. Bonk's 39G

    Niiiiiice! Very slick. I regret getting an acrylic tank. All those little scratches drive me nuts. Excited to see what you put together. Great avatar btw. I love that movie.... Too funny
  15. SoCal's 60g Cube (Dismantled)

    Sorry to hear that SoCal. Such beautiful fish. Mine was doing well for a month, eating and everything. Then one morning I found it pressed up against one of the powerheads. Dunno what happened...
  16. TR0Ns ZEOvit ..::SouthReef::..

    I always double check. I learned the hard way. After I turned my mp10 back on for a little over a minute, I noticed it was acting funny, like it had a bi-color Blenny in there or something
  17. reefrooks 60G shallow

    Thanks for the advice lawnman! I was considering getting a yellow tang and you may have just persuaded me to. As for the overflow, I wanted to keep it clean of anything (coralline, algae, etc.) And if I had some extra cash, I would definitely have an mp40 in there. Thanks for stopping by! Thanks SoCal!
  18. mdannyg's 33.5 gallon

    wow! looks awesome danny. good work
  19. rbaby' 60-F Dual View Panorama

    Very nice! And you're right, mushrooms as well as most softies are often overlooked.
  20. Mark's 65gal mixed reef

    Great job on the acans! 4yrs is a long time
  21. Disaster's 80gal + 15gal SPS Reef Tank

    Nice! You got some beautiful pieces.
  22. mdannyg's 33.5 gallon

    I'm liking what I see Danny. Any updates on your birdsnest and the other sps? Curious to see if the issue was resolved
  23. Your jawfish is funny. Not shy at all. In the pics and vid, he"s all over the place, lol.
  24. reefrooks 60G shallow

    Thanks milk. I always try to keep my scape simple, I find that always works for me. As far as going FOWLR.... I couldn't do that. I love me some corals! And the filefish is beautiful, but is known to be a polyp eater. It's a shame. Thanks for the support Danny! The dimensions are perfect. You'll love it. So much possibilities with this tank. How long we're you able to keep yours for? Thanks rbaby. There's nothing more exciting in this hobby than a new tank upgrade Thank you brotha!
  25. AA 17.5 Cube tank shallow

    Perfect amount of rock!