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so tex gal, you down graded from a 125 gallon to a 90 gallon lol. Hopefully your not quitting this hobby?
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are we looking at the same tank (and lights)? I certainly wouldn't call this a DOWNgrade!
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Just as hooked on the hobby as ever! Yeah Jargon, I'm using the pipe dope on the fittings that go under the tank, not the bulkheads.

I'm a little neurotic about loosing the -2 feet of planting space. I won't get over it until I can plant it and see how things work out. lol

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The "limited" space might "cure" your collectoritis...

Nah.


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The "limited" space might "cure" your collectoritis...

Nah.

...for a minute there I thought you had lost it!!! LOL (note to self: perhaps if I switch to all small plant varieties I can get more in the tank. ....hmmmmm)

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Plumbing is done, (no leaks), water is in, plants are stuck in. Rock holding down DW. More rocks and plants to go in later. Went to bed at 3 am. Up at 7:30am for contractors doing work in master bathroom. No scape just saving plants and letting them get a breather before I scape. I think I need more A.S. One more bag should do it.... I love having nothing hanging over the sides. Here's a px of progress.


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Awesome!!!

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wowzers look at those beams o light lol.

That's getting raised up, right?
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The tank and stand are awesome, but I'm not sure about those HID spot lights in the middle. What do I know though...I'm still a week away from even starting my tank.
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Tex Gal,

Get in touch with Jason Baliban, he made a gorgeous ADA style metal frame for his lights. It's sleek, sturdy, sexy, and would go really well with your new setup.

I'm enjoying your journal. It's a nice distraction from my empty one.

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Looking good!

(It looks so TINY compared to your old one! )

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Looking good! Glad to hear that the leaks are gone.

What do you think of your light? Are those fans right on the back of the halides?
I just got an 8x39w AquaticLife fixture and am really happy with it.
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Very nice! I can't wait to see this scaped and in its full glory.
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Wow, looking really good. I think your fish are gonna need sunglasses with those lights
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The light has 2 metal halides, 4 T5HO and moonlights. I can turn each on and off independent of one another. I still need to get the right light spectrum for the metal halides. I think with the right spectrum they won't look so pointed. Besides it is very exaggerated in that px. I do want a pulley system for the light so I can raise and lower it. Right now it's about 6" off the water. I have to learn the light to see how high or low it needs to be for the plants. Actually it looks less bright than my other tank looked, if you can believe that!

I saw Jason's thread with his light hanger. The problem is that this light is so heavy. I think Jason's tank was smaller or he had a tek light. I'll have to look back at that thread.

Lauralee, I've been thinking the same thing!!! It looks like a baby! I'm still in shock with the loss of real estate. I have more plants and rocks to put in. Just trying to give the plants a little break from being out of water, ferts and light for 3 days.

So far I like the light. I really am going to enjoy the moonlights! I'll be to see all the bottom feeders playing around in there. I looked at the moonlights last night and it's just a neat look.

Just keeping on keeping on....

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