Frag setup

Discussion in 'Frag Tanks' started by Wizard, 31 Jul 2010.

  1. Wizard

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    Hey everyone. its been a long time..... more than a year since i last logged on. i never sold my tank, infact i started a frag project over a year ago. my interest in it has come in waves ( ie when i have had cash to blow ) i need to to get motivated again and thought that a few pics for you and some incouragement from you may get the ball roling again. mmmmmmmmmmmm lets see
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    i had just turned the lights on for these photos, i will be replacing all the bulbs with 14k 400s soon.
     
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  3. maj

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    very cool frag setup,did these tanks cycle yet?
     
  4. Wizard

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    havnt even got salt water in them yet, still doing the plumbing and setup
     
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    Looking awesome Wizard!
     
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    Rahhh! I want one :p
     
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    viper357 Admin MASA Contributor

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    That looks great. :thumbup1: Would look even better with corals and 2 or 3 fish in there, time to get fragging. :)
     
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    looking awesome man. I love frag setups. gona look awesome with fish and corals in.

    BTW since this is a frag setup why are you going with such heat monsters i.e 400w MH's? I think that a mixture of 6400, 8800K, 12000K T5's and actinic close to the water surface with reflectors will do an awesome job for growth.
     
  9. Wizard

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    thanks guys, cant wait to get something living in there. its been a project that has taken over a year so im itching to get going. i was given the lights so i figured i may as well use them. i also had an unused 9000 btu split aircon "lying around" so the heat is not so much of an issue. i want the frags to grow as quick as possible so i fugured 6 x 400 mh's over +- 6 sqm of surface area should do the trick, what k rating would do best (colour and growth)? im not looking forward to the electricity bill when this thing fires up.
     
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  10. Manic

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    I did a test on the best kelvin rating a while ago. What I found is that 6500K globes gave the best growth and colour for my sps corals. Granted the corals did not look good under the 6500K globes but the bright colours were still there.
     
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    mmmm, the bulbs that are in there are mostly 6500k, but they are old, the lights came from a petrol station canopy. being a frag setup im not fussed by what they look like, so long as i dont have problem algae and the corals dont "brown out".
     
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    Firstly with sps, they will brown out if you have algae growing in the tank. Thats why you need to provide as much light as possible. The 6500K globes provide much more PAR than 10 000K globes. I never experienced algae problems with the 6500K globes though.
     
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    Remove the roof and use the sun :thumbup:....I'm getting colors from frags that are no where near what halides and tubes are giving me in my current display tank.

    enough chit, chat....look forward to seeing your set-up grow, will be keen to hear what filtration methods you using.
     
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    any update?
     
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    Awesome looking frag tank!
     
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    Interesting project bra......
    Any new picts with the frags???:thumbup:
     
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    Update?
     
  18. makharold

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    When will the first frags arrive
     
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