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post #76 of 82 (permalink) Old 09-19-2010, 10:04 AM
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[QUOTE=thatgmc;1158296]I am going to take one bulb out today to see if that helps. We have near identical setups ^__^ Are you still using DIY co2?

No i am now using pressurized co2. I manually removed like a softball amount of claudo algae the other day. I am still waiting on my metricide-14. Chemical warfare here i come!

Let me know if taking out a bulb helps anything? From what i have heard HC can take all the light you can give it.

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post #77 of 82 (permalink) Old 10-26-2010, 05:42 AM Thread Starter
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Kinda sad but i never took photos at it's prime. I can say that it completely grew in and was about 1inch thick of HC. I added CO2 and am in the process of changing the entire HC patch into a giant patch of e. Belem that i got from CL. Pictures after wednesday midterm...
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post #78 of 82 (permalink) Old 11-03-2010, 05:12 AM
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You can continue to use your light and not have to lift it if you just put some window mesh over the light to block it out. I used the 1mm mesh netting you'd use for window screen and taped it to the splash shield. It cut the lighting by a lot. I don't have a PAR meter but Hoppy said it'd cut something like 30-40%. This in conjunction with using just 1 bulb and you should have the right amount of light for this shallow tank
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post #79 of 82 (permalink) Old 11-04-2010, 05:21 AM
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With so much light I have been considering turning it into a hard SPS reef tank. I might just sell the light and buy a T5NO fixture
Another option is to hang a foot from the tank like Hyzer did.
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post #80 of 82 (permalink) Old 12-05-2011, 06:32 AM
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looks amazing. Very very encouraging! BTW Where did you buy the Seiryu Stones from?
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post #81 of 82 (permalink) Old 12-06-2011, 03:58 AM
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Originally Posted by brt_p View Post
IMHO, something is wrong with ur rock arrangement... dunno what..
I think it is the fact that the focal point is in the middle. [FONT=verdana]Focal point in the middle keeps your eyes wandering left and right. By placing it slightly off center, you are effectively gently guiding the viewer's eyes (Golden Rule Ratio). Perhaps a taller rock on the right would help with that.
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post #82 of 82 (permalink) Old 03-25-2015, 07:20 PM
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Very nice tank man, love it.
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