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Old 07-30-2017, 09:02 PM
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I don't want to hi jack this thread. I got a breeding group of Wc Mikula 2 and 8
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Nanook I use 2 150w 20k MH's over my 500 and it REALLY makes the fronts 'pop'. They don't mind the light at all, they are active and go about their daily business no different than when I had LED's over the tank that were dimmed way down to a degree that I thought would make the fronts happy. The only problem was my eyes weren't happy! What's the point of keeping these gorgeous animals if you can't truly appreciate them in all their glory!
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Old 08-01-2017, 08:24 PM
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I've got four VHO waterproof endcaps and an Icecap 660 in the canopy centered over the tank. I can use normal output or VHO easily. I'll try them first and see how they look I guess. I have plenty of metal halides if that is the way to go...

Is your tank 8 foot in length too!
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Old 08-02-2017, 04:14 PM
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No, it's 6ftx4ft so the 2 MH's work. If it were 8ft I woulda used 3 fixtures.
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Old 08-24-2017, 02:17 PM
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Started plumbing the sump last night. $180 in PVC and a few necessary odds and ends. Milwaukee sure is proud of their hole saws and arbor bits. Should finish plumbing next week with my friend and I'll put some pictures up.
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Can't wait to see this
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Old 09-17-2017, 10:36 PM
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Just about done plumbing the beast. Removed the VHO bulbs as they were too blue and too high wattage. Got a couple cheap LED fixtures from Current Lighting. Also have a Python and some basic test kits.

What's the best way to post photos?
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Old 09-22-2017, 01:18 AM
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Tank and trickle filter are running. 10 bags of Caribsea Sunset Gold sand and my Fluval FX6 all in place and running. Looks pretty good except only two of these 48" Current freshwater plus strips seem lacking. Added nitrifying bacteria and have a temperature of 76 degrees. Power washed some field stones tonight, will get them placed Monday.
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Old 09-22-2017, 07:57 AM
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Can't wait to check this thing out once you get it complete.
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How are you going to keep the nitro bacteria alive? They're a living organism and won't survive or multiply unless that have a food source...
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