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Old 01/07/2010, 08:05 AM   #101
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thanks!
my breeder has 2x150wattMH & 4x36" T5's running over it.. the system also includes a 10g sump with PC lighting and a 15g frag tank which has 1x150wattMH & 4x24" T5's.. i run a gravity fed ATO which is plumbed through the wall into the closet where a 5g container resides.

here is the full system..
Nice set up!

D you see any bleaching of the SPS with the 2x 150w MH and 4 T5's? I am thinking about either 5 T5's (retro) or 2 T5's with 1 250W MH. I really want the shimmer and good growth.

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Old 01/07/2010, 08:28 AM   #102
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Been a while since I've scraped it, but it'll soon have a brand new rock wall and column!

This tank is as simple as I can make it: Sumpless softy dominated, Octopus BH-100F skimmer (Heaters in skimmer, vent fan next to it), VorTech MP10 set on low lagoon mode, 3X95W VHO, ATO with Kalk water, and Ranco Dual for temp control.








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Old 01/07/2010, 08:32 AM   #103
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That is very nice. I was going to do a black background but yours looks great. What color blue did you use?


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Old 01/07/2010, 07:02 PM   #104
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Nice set up!

D you see any bleaching of the SPS with the 2x 150w MH and 4 T5's? I am thinking about either 5 T5's (retro) or 2 T5's with 1 250W MH. I really want the shimmer and good growth.

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i originally had the Phoenix 14k bulbs on the tank and had IMO, really nice colors. i just recently changed out all the bulbs and am now running 20k radiums.. the corals didn't like the transition and i bleached the crap out of everything in my tank. i should of acclimated the corals to the new bulbs but i was lazy.. everything has been coloring back up better than ever now! I really like the 2x150MH on the tank and i've never had a problem with too much light. It gives all corners of the tank enough light to grow SPS and that has given me a lot of room for placing corals, even in low areas.


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Old 01/07/2010, 09:19 PM   #105
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You know I just threw out the paint can (Spray paint).. but I can not remember what I used. It was a dark blue, the VHOs kinda light it up.


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Old 01/08/2010, 12:45 AM   #106
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Here is my 40g breeder




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Old 01/08/2010, 06:10 AM   #107
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You know I just threw out the paint can (Spray paint).. but I can not remember what I used. It was a dark blue, the VHOs kinda light it up.
No worries. It looks real good.


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Old 01/08/2010, 01:49 PM   #108
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Here is my 40g breeder

nice tank. very clean looking!


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Old 01/08/2010, 02:47 PM   #109
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Been a while since I've scraped it, but it'll soon have a brand new rock wall and column!

This tank is as simple as I can make it: Sumpless softy dominated, Octopus BH-100F skimmer (Heaters in skimmer, vent fan next to it), VorTech MP10 set on low lagoon mode, 3X95W VHO, ATO with Kalk water, and Ranco Dual for temp control.
Electrobes,

Can you provide a little feedback on your skimmer and Vortech. I am currently running a sumpless/skimmerless 40 breeder (pic on page 1 or 2 of this thread) but I am considering adding a skimmer and have been looking at the Reef Octo's. Is it the right size for your tank?, how is the noise level?, etc. I'm also looking at a vortech to replace my 2 koralias but was unsure whether to get a MP-10 or 20? I only have 1 SPS and am only planning on getting a couple more at the most.

Beautiful, simplistic tank BTW!


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Old 01/08/2010, 02:49 PM   #110
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I am also wondering about flow from an mp10 on a 40br.


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Old 01/08/2010, 05:44 PM   #111
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I think you would need two, for SPS a combo of a MP20, and MP10


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Old 01/08/2010, 06:13 PM   #112
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i would go with the 40 if i were you... i have the mp10 currently and it does okay, but it will only reach 3/4 across the tank, even with a good return the mp 10 isnt going to be nearly enough. If your going sps i would say mp20 and mp10 would be bare minimum and plan on upgrading the 20 to the mp40w in the next couple years.


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Old 01/08/2010, 06:53 PM   #113
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i got the mp 10 on a full sps 40 breeder tank i works just fine if you want ot stop by i am not to far from east Hampton


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Old 01/08/2010, 07:33 PM   #114
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thanks!
my breeder has 2x150wattMH & 4x36" T5's running over it.. the system also includes a 10g sump with PC lighting and a 15g frag tank which has 1x150wattMH & 4x24" T5's.. i run a gravity fed ATO which is plumbed through the wall into the closet where a 5g container resides.

here is the full system..
What brand is your lighting fixture?


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Old 01/08/2010, 07:40 PM   #115
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Tagging along. Great looking tanks everyone! I've been thinking about upgrading "down" from a 4' 55gal to a 40br or a 50gal which is a couple of inches taller. I wonder if I will miss the 48" field of view? I think the depth (front to back) of the 40br compared to my 55 will be worth the 12" loss of length.

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Old 01/08/2010, 07:40 PM   #116
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I found 40 breeders at two stores near me. One wants $100 each and the other wants $89.
I'm going to get two and use one for a sump.


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Old 01/08/2010, 09:14 PM   #117
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greech,

any feedback on the potters you have in your tank,or is it just your avatar? does it nip at your corals or inverts?


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Old 01/08/2010, 09:20 PM   #118
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I found 40 breeders at two stores near me. One wants $100 each and the other wants $89.
I'm going to get two and use one for a sump.
Sounds good! Have you decided on how you're going to light it?


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Old 01/08/2010, 09:26 PM   #119
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brich1027, I beleive those are either the Aqualight Pro's or the Outer Ourbit Pro's both are great fixtures and have moonlights built in as well, I was about to but the Outer Orbit but then I had too get rid of the tank but none the less a fantastic fixture for the price.


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Old 01/08/2010, 09:33 PM   #120
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any feedback on the potters you have in your tank,or is it just your avatar? does it nip at your corals or inverts?
Thats not mine but I do have one (need to replace the avatar pic). I can't give you much feedback since I have only had her for 3 days I just got her in from LADD. So far she is showing no interest in corals but 3 days is obviously not enough of a test. I have always wanted a Potters since I started with my 12 gallon. I came to terms with the fact that she could nip before I bought her. If she does, my corals will go to the LFS for credit and I go FOWLR or maybe I will get another tank to keep a reef. Just a beautiful fish and a joy to watch.


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any pics of your tank with the potter?


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Old 01/09/2010, 12:36 PM   #122
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Sounds good! Have you decided on how you're going to light it?
Either ATI sunpower 6x39 or TEK elite 6x39

One of my LFS can get me the ATI for $425 without bulbs. Waiting for him to get me a price on the TEK.


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any pics of your tank with the potter?
Here are a couple. Sorry I have a very dated camera...










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Awesome looking fish, good luck and keep me posted on whether it nips the corals or not.


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Old 01/11/2010, 11:30 AM   #125
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Does anyone know if AGA 40 breeders are rimless? I sent an email to my LFS asking how much he could get a 40b for and he said he had a used AGA 40b that is drilled with one hole on the bottom for $25.


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