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Old 01-02-2013, 04:52 AM   #16
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Looks like a great start to things, I'll be keeping an eye on this!
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Old 01-02-2013, 01:11 PM   #17
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If you already have the fixture, either dim the lights or dont run all the bulbs at once if you dont need them. You could also raise the fixture up until you reach the proper par.
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Old 01-04-2013, 02:48 AM   #18
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fp - yeah ill probably get 2 mid days and 2 floras

udg - i wish ATI had the dimmables in 60" unfortunately they don't


BTW the substrate finally came in (thanks Ridgewood Aquarium!)

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Old 01-04-2013, 02:56 AM   #19
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Yeah, I bought two 36" fixtures to cover the 72" on my 125g. If they had a 60" I probably would have gone that route as well.
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Old 01-07-2013, 05:31 AM   #20
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new update got my new light! ATI Sunpower 6x80w (60") YAY!







i was planning on starting the scaping this weekend but i got a bit sidetracked with another one of my hobbies and me and my girlfriend got a chance to test these new bad boys out

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Old 01-09-2013, 04:07 PM   #21
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added a couple rocks to fill everything in a little as well as a couple rocks on the left side to balance it up a bit



hopefully i can start adding the substrate soon :/
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Old 01-09-2013, 04:18 PM   #22
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how'd you do the wall?
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stained wood, chop saw and a nail gun
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the wood was actually repurposed pallets
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Old 01-09-2013, 04:27 PM   #25
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thought so. how'd you stain it?

doing an in wall 125 in the basement on a 6' wide wall and something like that would be really awesome, i think.
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Old 01-09-2013, 04:34 PM   #26
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nothing out of the ordinary with the staining just used a foam brush, i cant remember the exact color i used. if you Google pallet wall or just wood wall you'll see a lot of examples

for sure, what i love about it is that it fits with almost any style; modern, contemporary, industrial, rustic , w/e
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nothing out of the ordinary with the staining just used a foam brush, i cant remember the exact color i used. if you Google pallet wall or just wood wall you'll see a lot of examples

for sure, what i love about it is that it fits with almost any style; modern, contemporary, industrial, rustic , w/e
awesome. it looks fantastic in there.

looking forward to seeing the tank too.
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Old 01-09-2013, 05:48 PM   #28
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It will look even better when the sloped substrate is in.
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Old 01-09-2013, 06:50 PM   #29
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Looks great! Can't wait to see what's next!
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Old 01-09-2013, 08:00 PM   #30
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I love what you have going right now with all the negative space. I am assuming that's basically the plan from your sketch. Should look really nice once you add some slopes and everything.
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