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Old 10/27/2017, 06:19 PM   #151
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A seperate fish room is the best. No noise of equipment and way more room to work on things in the sump. You are not confined by size of stand either.

A decent return pump really is only adding a few bucks in power bill a month

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Old 10/31/2017, 03:08 AM   #152
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Awesome build. This is my dream tank but I'm thinking I'm going to style on a miracle 100g rimless someone is selling close by with ati fixture. What bulb combo are you running?


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Old 11/01/2017, 09:42 AM   #153
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I settled on the basement sump since a) I was re-doing my floors and had the clean opportunity to plumb straight down below the tank into an unfinished basement. b) I have an unfinished basement that is only used to store things (ultimately I hope to finish it out and I will turn the entire sump station/water changing station into a "fish-room." c) the ease of maintenance, cleaning the sump at my height without having to get on my knees, water changes, etc. is unsurpassed. Honestly since I went straight down from the display, the head pressure is not that bad at all and my blueline 100HD return pump is a little too much for what is really needed (I have it dialed back quite a bit...). I have considered purchasing a new return pump in the near future, allowing the blueline to be the back-up. There are many pumps out there now that are more energy efficient and such.

This tank was truly set-up with low-maintenance and ease of maintenance being a top priority.


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Old 11/01/2017, 09:44 AM   #154
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@zoahoarder - Thank you! I am currently running a 6 bulb ATI fixture with 3 B+ and 3 C+ bulbs and supplementing with a 48" reefbrite XHO strip. I realize I haven't updated this thread in quite a while... I will work on posting a big update, as the tank has definitely been through some ups and downs.


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Old 11/07/2017, 10:21 AM   #155
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No, just the top. I've seen some rimless w/ no eurobrace 150 gallon custom tanks from SCAquariums being made that look really nice too! Higher price tag though


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Here is a custom SC-150 rimless THAT'S SET UP FOR A 20'' Synergy External Overflow box.


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Old 11/07/2017, 06:23 PM   #156
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@zoahoarder - Thank you! I am currently running a 6 bulb ATI fixture with 3 B+ and 3 C+ bulbs and supplementing with a 48" reefbrite XHO strip. I realize I haven't updated this thread in quite a while... I will work on posting a big update, as the tank has definitely been through some ups and downs.
Thanks. How well do you like the reef brites? I'm guessing if you want the blue look it's really your only option. Do you have one or two?


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Old 11/08/2017, 11:41 AM   #157
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I'm using a 4' 6-bulb (ATI) 54w each fixture and 2 all blue XHO 48" Reef Brites. The Reef Brites are awesome lights. All of my lights are 12" above the water line. I have the Reef Brites ramp up to 100% by noon to 5pm and then ramp back down. So 100% for 5 hours max. My corals seem to have really responded well to them. My T5 bulbs are 4 Blue +, 1 Coral +, and 1 Purple+.


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Old 11/09/2017, 02:07 AM   #158
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I'm using a 4' 6-bulb (ATI) 54w each fixture and 2 all blue XHO 48" Reef Brites. The Reef Brites are awesome lights. All of my lights are 12" above the water line. I have the Reef Brites ramp up to 100% by noon to 5pm and then ramp back down. So 100% for 5 hours max. My corals seem to have really responded well to them. My T5 bulbs are 4 Blue +, 1 Coral +, and 1 Purple+.
Thanks. That's probably what I'm going to be doing as well. Maybe only 1 reef brite in the front since that's where most of the coral will be.


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Old 11/09/2017, 05:46 AM   #159
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Thanks. That's probably what I'm going to be doing as well. Maybe only 1 reef brite in the front since that's where most of the coral will be.
My tank is 24 inches deep and then I have the lights 12 inches high and the tank is well lit like that. I think one would do it for you and maybe down the road you could add another if you wanted to. I have one on the front and one on the back... basically on each side of the T5 fixture.


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