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About Rmcm2424

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  1. I have a freshwater tank just like this and would like to retrofit the hood as well and turn it into a nano....guess we need to do some searching!
  2. That's my understanding as well.
  3. I have the 24" 65w CSL smartlamp over my 20g and I'm really wanting to upgrade my lighting. I want between 6-10 wpg, I'm hoping, but what are some of the best options? DO I have to do a full retrofit to run the CSL powerquad off of my existing system? That wouldn't give the power I want, but would be a cheap solution if I could just plug n play the bulb. I'm looking at this retro kit at champion lighting 24" 175w MH & PC Retro kit I'm thinking either that one or the 250w retrokit for about 30 bucks more. What do you think? I'm thinking of converting it to open water and just hanging the fixture from some hooks if that kit will fit into my current fixture. I just think building a hood with the MH about 8-10 in. off the water would look a little silly and make my canopy about as tall as the tank itself. I'm really open to any suggestions as to what I should do with the lighting on this tank.
  4. Von, Did you get that sig from Chappelle's show? That show is freakin' hilarious, the funniest show ever. I'm Rick James B*tch
  5. The live rock in my tank is from liveaquaria.com but I ordered it 2 years ago, but I was very pleasantly surprised with it. It had tons of purple coralline algae a little green, and lots of life on it, even a few corals. I hate to hear that you had a bad experience with them, maybe you should call them up and see what they have to say about it?
  6. I'm not sure aobut how to fix the problems with the ballasts, maybe do a search? There have been tons of problems with those ballasts, but not sure what causes it. Maybe a different type of ballast?
  7. The bulbs are the german style pin hook up, so I would assume they are german made.
  8. Saying someone is an idiot because they said putting a tang in a 10 gallon tank is crazy, is crazy. Tangs do need bigger tanks than a 10 gallon. There aren't many fish that you can put in a 10 gallon. I appluad your nads? Mature comment. Don't worry about the fish, your LFS has more. That's ridiculous. If you are in this hobby you should try to make the fish happen and give them a good environment. Think about this, I could keep you alive in a closet. All I would have to do is give you food and water. I could keep you chained in there with duct tape over your mouth. You'd be alive in 6 months, but would you be happy? I didn't think so.
  9. I have been thinking of adding another nano to my collection and probably getting a cube. One of the lfs's here sells tons of the Nanocubes and have several packages together and he gives everyone who buys one an extra ballast. He has a whole box of them. Evidently they're notorious for going bad.
  10. I haven't had a skimmer on my 20H ever, but am adding a sump with skimmer in about a week. I decided to go with a sump and it comes with the skimmer and I'm sure it won't hurt, but it is pretty easy to do.
  11. If you're looking for a powercompact retrofit kit aquarium hobbyist supply (ahsupply.com) has some great deals.
  12. Liveaquaria.com has some excellent rock, or they did 2 years ago when I ordered it. I got 45 lbs. for $90 and I was pleasantly surprised with the quality.