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  1. fragginawsome

    fragginawsome Skunk Shrimp

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    500.7 gallon;
    • L=81''
    • H=51''
    • D(width in 3d)=28''
    in it im intersested in getting;carpets,rbtas,sps,lps and nps (light loving or larg''er'' polyp gorgs)

    • heres what im thinking 2 1,000 watt cabo sun(14k)
    • 1 aquaillumnation sol blue
    • and 2 ai waves
    allright, too much, too little?
     
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  3. skurious

    skurious Sailfin Tang

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    what are ai waves?
     
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    skurious Sailfin Tang

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    nothing is going to penetrate 51 inches unless its those 1000 watt halides or maybe ecoxotic cannons. I dont even know

    This is going to be a TON of money.
     
  5. nc208082

    nc208082 Zoanthid

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    If I read this right the tank will be roughly 7'x2'x4' give or take a few inches, this sounds like an interesting shape. I would reconsider the width and go even larger personally for more aqua scaling room.

    In terms of lights those 1000 w mh will run $ in electricity. And bulb replacement. For that depth consider a 100w pendant instead with supplemental LEDs. You could use 3 100w pendants for coverage

    I dont think the ai"s will do much penetration in a 51 inch tank.
    Orphek makes some big lights specifically for deep tanks. Those maybe a better option.

    Good luck,
     
  6. malac0da13

    malac0da13 Torch Coral

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    Call me lazy but here is a thread with a massive build and I think his tank was 4ft tall. Somewhere in there is his lighting I don't feel like browsing through to find it from my phone though.
     
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    LED with 40 degree optics should penetrate to the bottom.
     
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  9. malac0da13

    malac0da13 Torch Coral

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    I have 40deg optics above my 12in deep tank lol. Lights are about 16in above tank thoufhy
     
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    2in10 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Is it growing your cheato in the sump below the tank? lol
     
  11. fragginawsome

    fragginawsome Skunk Shrimp

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    we are still working, i took my 1st trip to vivid today in canoga park and i gave him my measurements and he said 3 250's would be okay but from what yall' is blabbing about i think he is wrong
     
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    Solatubes w/ super powerful LED's might work.