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Hi all, First, a huge thank you to everyone on this forum that has been so helpful to me with all the posts I’ve made. Your advice has been crucial as I have been learning more about this hobby. I want ant to ask about lighting. A month ago I picked up someone’s used 32 gallon biocube that they had modified. They removed the canopy and replaced it with a mounted vivaspectra led light and a mesh cover. Recently ive been looking to change that setup since evaporation has been requiring me to add fresh water to the tank twice daily to maintain salinity. It’s impractical to have to use the RODI machine that often and so I built myself an acrylic cover to replace the mesh lid. I want ant to know if this will affect the light that reaches the tank. Does anyone have experience/ is it a good idea to run light through an acrylic panel and still grow healthy corals? aditionally the light is adjustable and can dim the 10k whites and actinic lights independently and im trying to decide what ratio of the two will be best for growing my corals. A few montipora, some acans, a couple chalices, and Zoas are the corals I’m currently growing. Assuming I have the right placement for each what spectrum of light is ideal to help them grow? More blue or more white? Will the acrylic lid affect how this ratio reaches the corals? any advice is deeply appreciated!
Codiene posted a topic in Nano Reef JournalsHello all. As the title states this is my post about building my nuvo 20 reef. I currently have a 150 reef at home and wanted to put a smaller tank at my office due to the fact that I spend 40-50 hours a week there and will have the time to enjoy it. The deciding factor for me was that a recent dental journal did a report stating that 5 min staring at a fish tank lowers stress levels and pain experienced (which allows me to make this a business expense). The tank will be sitting on a shelf in my dental operatory and floor space is limited so I cannot use a stand to store anything. Although the tank is rimless I need a canopy so the led does not shine in my patients' eyes when I lean them back (and it hides everything). The electronics will be mounted on the wall below and to the left of the tank and I will be building a small wood cabinet to hold all of it. I will also be building a cover for the ATO reservoir. All wood will be stained to match the wood trim in my office. I recently upgraded my home tank to a digital aquatics Archon and had a reefkeeper elite sitting in a box so it will control this tank. My hardware will consist of: Nuvo 20 INtank media basket in right return with filter floss and chemipure blue IM media basket in left return full of live rock rubble with filter floss on top. 2 cobalt mj1200s as return pumps, each going to a spin stream an eheim jager 75watt heater in right accessory spot SB reeflights 16" wifi led frag freaks magnetic float switch holder in ATO reservoir for low level sensing. 2 eshops triple probe holders, one in left accessory spot for reef keeper pH and temp probes and one in center return area for 2 float switches and return hose mounting. Digital aquatics reef keeper elite with sl1, sl2, mlc and 2 power bars 4.5 gallon acrylic ato reservoir from advanced acrylics. custom base for tank custom canopy custom ATO reservoir cover custom electronics cabinet. I will update this thread as the project progresses over the next couple months. here Is a pic of the current progress
Kingz posted a topic in All-In-One TanksHelp please! What is this cord and what type of connector must I get for it ?