Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: North Baltimore, OH
There is really nothing to running these tanks as freshwater. Just clean it real well and add substrate and water. May want to change the media in the middle chamber if it was used for saltwater.
Google the ballast. They are pretty common for failure and easy to find and replace.
As far as the lighting I retro fit a led fixture into the one I had. There are a ton of kits out there were the heat sink is made to screw right in place. I built a fixture for a nano reef that had 12 3 watt Cree leds. Grew SPS dimmed at 60% with great color and growth.
Last edited by xjclassic; 02-28-2014 at 01:15 AM.