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  1. xtreme wife

    xtreme wife

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    Hi everyone
    New on here, hubby is here too(xtreme). He finally got me over to the dark side...lol:thumbup:

    I have a 128L tank and seeing as he got me to join here, I will make him put up pics of the tank a little later:razz:
     
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  3. xtreme

    xtreme

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    Why the dark side, marine tanks got more light then normal tanks, but ja (Fransny):p

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    DT 64cmL x55cmH (WL at 50cm) x 40cmW
    Sump 46cmLx35cmHx32cmW
     
  4. Q89

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    Very nice tank xtremewife!!:thumbup: Will be following this build!! Welcome!!
     
  5. Tremayn

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    welcome extreme wife :welcome7:
    now ull must get the kids to join :p
     
  6. xtreme

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    Ok guys busy with the lights on the tank, going for T5 24W and will have it 10cm above the water level. She want to keep birdsnest and some other SPS in the future as well with some softies, LPS, Clam, and anemone (all in the future) NOW how many T5's should I install with the distance from tubes to bottom will be 60cm.

    Correct me if I'm wrong
    maybe 4x T5 10K
    2x blue
    2x Antic
    total of 8 tubes
    will this work for future stock?
     
  7. Singularity

    Singularity Hmmm amper!

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    masahello
     
  8. xtreme

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    so no replies on lights then I will fit the above:thumbup:
     
  9. Tobes

    Tobes Retired Moderator

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    I would go for a T5/MH combo with a 150W MH and 2 or 4 T5's that will consist of actinic and blue - just my opinion seeing you want to keep clams and nennies.

    O ja, welcome to MASA Extreme's wife :)
     
  10. RUAN

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    Welcome hope you will enjoy it here at MASA
     
  11. riyadhessa

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    Welcome...
     
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    xtreme wife

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    So far.......
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    2x 1800L/H returns
    1x 150W heater
    DSB 15cm high
    TS1 Skimmer
    27KG Kenya LR red
    4x T5 10K Tubes
    1x T5 Antic
    1x T5 Blue
     
  13. Q89

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    Very nice:thumbup:
     
  14. Annoying

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    Hey and welcome to MASA!
     
  15. xtreme

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    Tank started 8/12/2010

    Water test 12/12/2010
    Not new water mix, old water from holding tank kept in a drum

    Temp 29
    SG 1.026
    PH 8.2
    KH 10.2
    Alk 3.66ppm
    NH4 0
    No2 2ppm
    No3 70ppm
    PO4 0.03ppm
    Mg 1500ppm
    Ca 470ppm
    Tested with Salifert test kits
     
  16. xtreme

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    While removing rock from other tank to put in there and then put in my holding tank to get lekker gogas this happened.

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    My peanut hitch hike to another tank

    and
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    star polyp hitch hike too
    well he is open and is way down so I think my lightning is ok for him

    The water parameters is not ok for him but he can stay lol

    I hate to do scapping, doesn't want to come out the same as in my mind but that just have to do
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  17. butcherman

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    coming along very nicly
     
  18. Keanan

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    Yeah coming along nicely.:thumbup:
     
  19. leslie hempel

    leslie hempel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    wow really nice little tank.. cant wait to see what it grows up to be :)
     
  20. shaun777

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    Looks like a nice little setup. Sure its going to be really fun getting it all going
     
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    Welcome to Masa.Really nice setup there.
     

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