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Old 01/29/2008, 06:03 PM   #901
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So you are the one that keeps sending me those viagra emails. I've been wondering who knew about my lack of prowess.
Marc, While your here thanks for all the info, I have followed alot of your threads and visited your website. You are a big help.

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Old 01/29/2008, 06:48 PM   #902
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Hey NG are you gonna do a thread on the Tech 120? That is a beautiful tank! I went from a 90 to a 180 and there are many times I wish I went with a Tech 120 instead! You are gonna love the depth for aquascaping. I really dig the center overflow and the glass that the Tech series are made of! Looking forward to seeing pics. Did you get the Oceanic sump also?


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Old 01/29/2008, 07:43 PM   #903
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Thanks. JC what don't you like about it?
Me? I didn't say I didn't like it!!!???


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Old 01/29/2008, 07:52 PM   #904
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Me? I didn't say I didn't like it!!!???
I think it's shorthand for 'just curious'. NG is sneaky like that.



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Old 01/29/2008, 10:16 PM   #905
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Hey NG are you gonna do a thread on the Tech 120? That is a beautiful tank! I went from a 90 to a 180 and there are many times I wish I went with a Tech 120 instead! You are gonna love the depth for aquascaping. I really dig the center overflow and the glass that the Tech series are made of! Looking forward to seeing pics. Did you get the Oceanic sump also?
Thank you! =)

I'm not sure if I am going to do a new thread, upgrade this thread, or just post a few photos now and then here. I really can't decide :/

We are going to use a 40g breeder for a sump and build it ourselves.


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Old 01/29/2008, 10:16 PM   #906
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Me? I didn't say I didn't like it!!!???
JC meaning just curious :P


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Old 01/29/2008, 10:36 PM   #908
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Wow that looks great! Your tank is gorgeous.

Yes, I love the phoenix look.

Well, I wasn't sure how to hang them nicely so it would look good. Haivng a cord running to the celing, then the power cord out the back probably won't look the best with two small stand alone fixtures. That's why I was thinking the larger system would look better.
Thank you. That is still sort of an old picture, I need new ones. Have you decided on the lighting yet? I read the post about turning the pendants. I agree that it would be okay if the reflectors were the same on all four sides. Some aren't like mine and I think it might cover less area if I turned it.

It is too bad that you have a nice clean look when hanging lights, but still have ugly power cords to deal with. I wish I could change that.


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JC meaning just curious :P
Who's the goose! Me!


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Old 01/30/2008, 01:41 PM   #910
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Awesome news! Glad to hear you have made the decision to upgrade. Can you pm me with the info of where you go it locally? I'm in your area too! My wife and I are in the planning stages of the 180 upgrade I have gotten a few quotes on the tank but perhaps who you got yours from I haven't talked to yet.

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Old 01/30/2008, 06:05 PM   #911
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Thanks. JC what don't you like about it?
Do to not having the center brace in the middle and having the brace thats raps along the top tank you are going to loose 3" of light penetration that reaches the tank because of the brace. Im guessing the tank depth is 24.5 but In all reality The brace on top knocks It down to 18.5 of light to go through. And also picture trying to put seaweed clip in and having to reach around the brace, basically you will sticking your whole hand in the tank each time to remove it and ad more. It Is a really nice tank but IMO nice Isnt allways user friendly. I have 90 tech tank and at a depth of 18" and a 6" loss because of the brace Its become an Issue with lighting and Im only running 4 x 54w T5. I basically have room for one bulb and thats It, anything more would be blocked by the brace. IMO MH are the only way to go do to the tank specs.

Sorry If It sounds It bit confusing and long but just thought I would let you know. Good Luck with your build.


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Old 01/30/2008, 06:33 PM   #912
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I see how that could be an issue. I have a 12" glass brace right down the middle of my 90g, which I hoped wouldn't be an issue. I clean it regularly to help with the salt that gathers from typical splashes so the light can penetrate effectively. It's annoying to try to reach around it to gain access to the space below, as well. Other than a rimless tank, I'd probably prefer the wraparound brace over my 12" glass brace. I guess it's the lesser of two evils.


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Old 01/30/2008, 07:14 PM   #913
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To give a better perspective this Is the 3" brace that raps the top of the tank, can be a pain trying to reach around and you can see the tank width loss from the top that light cant get through. A T5 reflector i think Is about 2.5 inches wide so basically It would be useless over front or rear of the tank with this brace.



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Old 01/30/2008, 08:06 PM   #914
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Thank you. That is still sort of an old picture, I need new ones. Have you decided on the lighting yet? I read the post about turning the pendants. I agree that it would be okay if the reflectors were the same on all four sides. Some aren't like mine and I think it might cover less area if I turned it.

It is too bad that you have a nice clean look when hanging lights, but still have ugly power cords to deal with. I wish I could change that.
Yea... it does kinda suck! hehehe

Have not decided for sure yet... Probably 2 x 250w Phoenix.


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Old 01/30/2008, 08:10 PM   #915
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Awesome news! Glad to hear you have made the decision to upgrade. Can you pm me with the info of where you go it locally? I'm in your area too! My wife and I are in the planning stages of the 180 upgrade I have gotten a few quotes on the tank but perhaps who you got yours from I haven't talked to yet.

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Old 01/30/2008, 08:15 PM   #916
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Do to not having the center brace in the middle and having the brace thats raps along the top tank you are going to loose 3" of light penetration that reaches the tank because of the brace. Im guessing the tank depth is 24.5 but In all reality The brace on top knocks It down to 18.5 of light to go through. And also picture trying to put seaweed clip in and having to reach around the brace, basically you will sticking your whole hand in the tank each time to remove it and ad more. It Is a really nice tank but IMO nice Isnt allways user friendly. I have 90 tech tank and at a depth of 18" and a 6" loss because of the brace Its become an Issue with lighting and Im only running 4 x 54w T5. I basically have room for one bulb and thats It, anything more would be blocked by the brace. IMO MH are the only way to go do to the tank specs.

Sorry If It sounds It bit confusing and long but just thought I would let you know. Good Luck with your build.
Not at all, I understood exactly =)

Thanks for your thoughts. I agree with you totally, and had already thought about that before purchase. For my MH I don't think that will be a problem, and I already stick my whole hand into the tank as I place the nori down low for my tangs.. so I think it will be just fine for my setup.


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Old 01/30/2008, 08:25 PM   #917
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Here Is a thread you might of seen, pretty cool It has bunch of people posting there Oceanic tanks and setups.

http://www.reefcentral.org/forums/sh...5&pagenumber=1


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Yes, thank you I am all over that thread =)


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Old 01/31/2008, 02:24 AM   #919
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Really? Has anyone else done this with good results?
Well, Marc runs his reflectors perpendicular to the tank for starters. With a square reflector like the LumenMax, the light throw should be square as well so it won't make a difference if the bulb is parallel or perpendicular to the tank (to a large extent anyways).


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Mmmmm.... so maybe I'll try that.


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Old 01/31/2008, 12:06 PM   #921
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I have those reflectors and they seem like perpendicular would be a good way to set them up, also since there is no brace you should put them closer to center so less light is wasted.


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Do you have any photos of yours or your setup?


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NG Thanks for the info, I totally forgot about Walleys and I've never even been there. My wife son and I are going to run by there tomorrow and have a look!


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YW. (that's you're welcome for you patella guys out there!)

It's a pretty good store.. it just changed owners. You can also check out Centreville Aquarium off of 29 in Centreville. Dave has a large selection of tanks as well.

There is also Annandale Super Petz on the way to Walleys right down 236. It's right behind the Popeyes across from the Wendys.


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Old 01/31/2008, 04:11 PM   #925
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Frag Tank

We setup this small frag tank for fun to raise up some corals and frags from our main tank. It's just a 20g high, but after we move we are probably going to use a 30g breeder that we are using for QT right now. We are moving over some corals from the 75 that we are selling and trying to clear out before we move also.



We also ordered some Frag Discs from That Fish Place. We got like 60 of them for like $12 or something like that.




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