Lindsays Tank

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  1. lindsay pollard

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    This Is What My Tank Looks Like Today
     
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    Very nice Lindsay, how about a couple of close ups.
     
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    WOW! Awesome Lindsay! Did you get new lighting as well since the last update? Looks like it...
     
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    Wow, your tank is beautiful.:thumbup:
     
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    Thanx Guys, Jacques Ive Just Added 1 X 170 Watt Mh And The Second One Will Come Soon,ill Try Posting Some Close Ups ,still Battling With The Photo Thing
     
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    No problems, mate. I know what you talking about. I cannot take really decent pics of my tank either..... Will get there SOMEDAY though ;-)

    BTW: please elaborate on the 170 watt metal halide for me? brand? what globe do you have in there?
     
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    WOW - looking AWESOME Lindsey - you sure have a few zoanthids there, hey! ;-) Locally harvested? Or bought?
     
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    Love the Zoa's. Very nice tank!!
     
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    EISH i know its an osram diy setup,been reading up about globes and im sure ive just got some crappy tube but its doing its job for now,will upgrade soon ,what u suggest more of a blue lamp?
     
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    harvested in durbs
     
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    No Lindsay - not at all.

    It's actually looking AWESOME. Do you perhaps know what Kelvin rating this metal halide has? Where in Durb's did you get this from, if you don't mind me asking, and also, how did you get them back home? Did you fly to Durbs or drive?
     
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    jacques its an osram,not sure of spectrum but im sure its a shitty one any advice
     
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    got the zoas on the south coast and yes i flew back to pe and then the 2 hor drive home,no prob transporting
     
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    do you need a permit to take coral out the water?
     
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    Lindsay - no - I don't think that the Osram globes are crappy - they are most likely the "daylight" (or NDL - natural day light) types, which has a Kelvin rating of 8000K (as far as I know). This is MORE than perfect for the tanks and marine life we keep.... They will last you the same time as the more expensive BLV double ended globes. I can only presume that this is a double-ended globe, right?

    No - Personally I still think that it is better do use lower Kelvin globes, as they seemingly supply better PAR output, than higher Kelvin rated globes. The higher Kelvin globes (10000K and 14000K) just seeming "look" more pleasant to the eye. BUT, I do see that you have a lot of actinics/blue globes - so yours looks PERFECT with this combination of blue globes....

    Actually, I have 2 x 54 watt Lohuis 4700K globes in my T5 units - and even though there was a light change in the tank's coloration, it was not "ugly yellow" at all.

    You can have a look at my tank's latest pictures:
    I have the following globes in there:
    - 2 x 150 watt metal halide (BLV double-ended 14000K)
    - 2 x Lohuis 54 watt 4700K T5's
    - 2 x Sylvania 54 watt T5's (dunno - either 1000 Kelvin - as it says on the globe itself, OR 10000K as it says on the packaging - the globe is pinkish though)
    - 2 x Dasz 54 watt actinics/blue's

    I have added ONE more 30 watt actinic - but I am experimenting with reflectors at the moment (they are expensive seperate fluorescent reflectors)....
     
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    Great tank!!!


    yes...but take with caution. I think zoas might fall under the catagory of anemone, in which case you just need the general bait collecting license. Proper corals are a differnt story. I know that hard corals fall on the list of things you may not take - no matter what permit you have. Before you plan on collecting i advice you check with the local Marine and Coastal management as to what/where you can collect.
     
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    Scruffels - yes, and it depends on what type of corals you want to take from our sea-side/shores...

    Zoanthids can be collected under the "Invertebrate" permit you can get at the local post-offices (these are the same permit as the fishing/SCUBA diving permit, and you just select "Invertebrates" on the tick-boxes).

    Hard-corals are not allowed to be harvested AT ALL from our coasts....

    Even zoanthids are sort-of corals, they still fall under the Invertebrates section (they are part anemone, part coral)....
     
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    thanx jacques and ur tank looks awsome dude,459b i agree
     
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