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I have a 60cm and a 120P, so I am set for life.
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Nice, I am assuming that is a 60cm, you will truly
enjoy it.
I have a 60cm and a 120P, so I am set for life.

I would have got the V5 instead of V3 though.
What kind of light system is planned?
It is indeed 60cm. I got the V3 based on the ADA catalog recommendations, I think it'll be just fine. In my 20L, the intake reaches down pretty far and I'm constantly cleaning hairgrass and other crap off of it. Right now the lighting is a 130W Coralife, but like I said before, I'm not crazy about having the light sit directly on the rimless tank. It doesn't leave room to raise the Lily for aeration. You might see the light on the S&S very soon... If anyone reads this and is interested, shoot me a pm.


Thank you all for your comments! I should be in the basement putting the finishing touches on the stand
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I wonder how much it cost you to take that picture?

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but like I said before, I'm not crazy about having the light sit directly on the rimless tank.
agreed here, open top IS the best.
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agreed here, open top IS the best.
Trust me bro, I had a coralife sitting on top of my 75P and it wasn't there for long. I absolutely couldn't stand having a ugly fixture sitting on top of my beautiful rimless ADA tank. So I got rid of it and hung a Metal Halide pendant from my cieling. MUCH BETTER!! It made a world of difference.

For your tank may I recommend any of these Lights

24" Tek Staggering the bulbs of course...

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This ADA light Verrryy slick
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Cm --

I laid awake in bed last night trying to justify the ADA SolarII... Just seems a bit too much $$$ for a CF fixture -- even if it IS ADA

I've spent the morning scouring the net for the best price on a 70w HQI...

Anyone ever heard of this place?
http://www.allwatermeters.com/aqua-m...nging-kit.html

Seems to have the best price so far...

I'm locked and loaded -- It's going to be a MH for sure
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Cm --

I laid awake in bed last night trying to justify the ADA SolarII... Just seems a bit too much $$$ for a CF fixture -- even if it IS ADA

I've spent the morning scouring the net for the best price on a 70w HQI...

Anyone ever heard of this place?
http://www.allwatermeters.com/aqua-m...nging-kit.html

Seems to have the best price so far...

I'm locked and loaded -- It's going to be a MH for sure
YES, I LOVE MH. Good choice I must say, go for it.
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It'll be here in 5-7 days...

I'll wait to put the other fixture on the S&S till the new one gets here. It'll be a sweeeeeet deal for someone!
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It'll be here in 5-7 days...

I'll wait to put the other fixture on the S&S till the new one gets here. It'll be a sweeeeeet deal for someone!
Awesome, Metal Halide goodness
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wow, i hope you like it.

now i feel left out, all i have are PCs and one tank with a T5.
do you know which plants will go in this tank (or did you already tell us and i should have checked the first page before posting)?
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Moss (spiky Willow), ferns (Bolbitis, Needle & 'regular' Java), a few species of crypts, Lim Aro and Cyperus Helferi for the background...
I'm still kind of planning it out in my head and making sketches. I kind of want something "moody" and deep looking.

This really inspired me:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/greenbr...7594432224865/

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Completed construction of the cabinet over the weekend and got it finished with 6 coats of tung oil. I ended up installing new hinges because the stupid non-mortise hinges are completely un-adjustable. Just have to drill for and install the grommet for the CO2.

Hopefully plants start showing up this week, I wanna get thing thing filled! I found and ordered some 8000k 70w HQI bulbs. Haven't heard ANYTHING from http://www.allwatermeters.com/aqua-m...nging-kit.html regarding my order. Kind of nervous about that, but they have an ebay store with very good feedback and 'fast shipping' comments... We'll see, I guess...

Finished Cabinet Front.



Back (still needs a spit coat of tung oil on the outside back, inside and edges are finished).



Tank On!

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VERY nice and flush. I'm so excited to see what yo do with this bro!
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The stand looks nice. Get all the stuff in it and give us a shot of the insides. Are the side grommets for the piping or is that going up the back through holes that are not there yet?

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