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Old 01-29-2013, 01:32 AM
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Ok so after downgrading to my 65 gal RSM 250. I knew that I wasn't happy are we ever happy in the reefing hobby...... (NO) However after my huge crash my tank went down hill loosing all my
acans
Ricordia's
scollies
and yes my fish I was stuff with a limited, limited few frags and reg turf Algae that I can not get away from.
So after scratching the heck out of my tank AKA star fire front CANT STAND THAT GLASS I w as secretly looking for another tank to add to the replacement of this tank. Hence then I saw the cube that I wanted himing and hawing about the tank I needed to get to Calgary to get this. What the heck am I going to do. When I want something I get it. Well I do look at all those skimmers for the love of god. So then I hear that Nanoreef is driving his misses to Calgary on a weekend and then AHHA that is my ticket.

SO you know the rest of the story. lol I have a tank now.

So here is the history on the tank and stand.

Marine land cube 36x36x24,all
black with stand and canopy.
So Carson who owned it the tank seams split so he got Dave to build him a new tank. 36x36x21 with external overflow.
euro braced 5/8's glass
standard glass not that Star- fire crap Sorry all I hate it with a passion far to easy to scratch.

or now what the heck am I going to do for lighting

LIGHTING -
as of now 2x4 bulbs 36" each for the lights.
Sump-
is a 30 gal with filter sock holders.
Top off
will be either straight from the RO/DI unit or a 5 gall res im not sure.
SKIMMER
ALpha Cone Vertex 170 mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm skimmer.
RETURN
return pump will be a Ehiem 1260
Circulation
2x Korlia 4's

What I want to do is lighting like the LED's but lord knows what I want to do.
NOVA A 8
SOls
Vega's
Reefbright s
Vertex Illumina 260 36"

SO what would take care of a 36x36x21 cube any idea's and yes I know pictures this thread is useless with out pictures.......
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Old 01-29-2013, 01:51 AM
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Greg has a vertex 260 for sale......
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Old 01-29-2013, 01:55 AM
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Hard to believe someone would build a tank that small from 5/8" glass, I never understand why people sacrifice clarify for no reason I also never understand how people scratch straphire so easy, did you use sandpaper to clean it?

Any who... have you considered the GHL Mitras? One fixture would light the tank and while it's not the cheapest neither is the Vertex which is on your list.
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sounds like a good build mikey buddy

def do one mitras, a bit expensive but worth every penny, im going 2 mitras on my sps tank

now wheres the pictures hehe:P
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Ya but i dont have the money now for it and i think its pending.
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Hard to believe someone would build a tank that small from 5/8" glass, I never understand why people sacrifice clarify for no reason I also never understand how people scratch straphire so easy, did you use sandpaper to clean it?

Any who... have you considered the GHL Mitras? One fixture would light the tank and while it's not the cheapest neither is the Vertex which is on your list.
Sorry its not 5/8 its a little bigger then 1/2" and mo steve i didnt use sand paper ha ha uou are so funny actually my site was t good after getting jumped by 5 guys who pretty much left me for dead when i first got in so my clarity is pretty much out the door. So starfire and standard glass is pretty much even to me. Anywho lol the mitras is alot of money bit i dont know if tjat would cover my tank. Steve what is the spread on thise lights from uour tank.
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Sorry its not 5/8 its a little bigger then 1/2" and mo steve i didnt use sand paper ha ha uou are so funny actually my site was t good after getting jumped by 5 guys who pretty much left me for dead when i first got in so my clarity is pretty much out the door. So starfire and standard glass is pretty much even to me. Anywho lol the mitras is alot of money bit i dont know if tjat would cover my tank. Steve what is the spread on thise lights from uour tank.
They cover a 40x40 spread Mike.

Looking forward to seeing this tank grow!
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Sorry its not 5/8 its a little bigger then 1/2" and mo steve i didnt use sand paper ha ha uou are so funny actually my site was t good after getting jumped by 5 guys who pretty much left me for dead when i first got in so my clarity is pretty much out the door. So starfire and standard glass is pretty much even to me. Anywho lol the mitras is alot of money bit i dont know if tjat would cover my tank. Steve what is the spread on thise lights from uour tank.
I really have no idea what you're saying most of the time but don't worry I still like you. I went with three fixtures on my tank, it's 64" x 32" footprint. Would have used two but decided since it's full SPS and 32" tall, three would be better. One fixture will cover 36"x36" easily but for full SPS, two would be better. I only suggested it because you had the vertex 260 on your list which is close to $1900 while one mitra is $1100 so it seemed like another option worth considering, not quite as much power but better spread and color which I think is worth some sacrifice.
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