Reading this makes me want to fill my 220 gallon back up and acutally put fish in it ....
Its been empty for 3 years ?
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Sweet, let us know how you like that fixture. I remember hearing mixed reviews about the original "double bright" set-up but never looked much at the reef version, just went with t5HO.
Awesome skunk cleaner shrimp I love mine, very entertaining. Only downside is the heart attack I get everytime he molts. "OMG hes dead! NOOOOooooo! Oh wait there he is...."
The light has only Been running for oneday and i love it. The damsel and cleaner shrimp love it too. They ate both swimming around alot more.
Also the 'shimmer' effect everyone says LEDs have is nuts. It looks so awesome. I highly recommend this as a budget light for a smaller tank.
The whole light was a little too big but the legs are thick metal wire so i bent them to fit the tank, now it fits perfect
That's not a bad idea. The cool thing is, you could probably run the entire tank on actinic T5's and it would look spectacular. And you wouldn't need much in the way of complex filtration either. A little nitrates wouldn't faze them at all.
"It's not a real build until there's Plasti Dip involved."
Precisely. I just wanted to make an amazing looking low maintenance tank. Probably just a cool looking little custom nano with rics, a couple easy fish... maybe some sexy shrimp. Would be cool I think.
I had sexy shrimp for a while. For something so small huge personality.
Get a bunch and watch your little world
A tank full of ric's would br dope but could get real expensive
But if you're patient they will spread like mad, I got one and now have 6
Everything in my tank is happy and growing under t5 lighting
In my opinion still the best light for the money
i got a 29 gallon, and all the fish in it died from ick i tried treating them but the stuff i did didnt seem to help them, i am trying to get the tank working and clean for my oscar. what should i do to clean the water to get the ick out? should i boil the big rocks again i have in there for decorations?
Might as well show him off while I'm here
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Aquapod 24 with a ton of dremel work. Skimmer and fuge in the back wall, running for about two months now. Waiting for my ATO. I'm out of town for 36-48 hours at a time due to work (Train Conductor), and usually have to top off about 1/4 gallon in that time. Used to house my mated Tomato Clowns and anemone in Florida, but had to move for the job and leave them with a friend.
New to me LFS in South Bend hooked me up with some nice live rock. The rocks had a large button, some form of a short tentacled green plate, two small colonies of Zoas, and a mess of five star and daisy that I am currently fighting to get rid of. They took over an entire rock the first month.
Keep in mind that the major downside to a pico reef, is that it WILL need daily attention.
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