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    Default Ballhog's Reef

    When it was new
    60 G Tank: 48 x 24 x 12
    Horizontal Overflow: 48 x 6 x 11
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    It's been a few years since then, I had a nasty move that I didn't go well, I lost allot of my buddies, all of my hard coral, brissel stars and lost some interest. However, things are starting to turn around. I add a couple T5 and thinking of adding a few more.
    Light: 250W HQi, 2 x T5
    Return: mag 9
    Skimmer: Aqua-C 120

    So this is what we have today.
    The sump is gone. I use the 14 gallon horizontal overflow as a sump for the skimmer and Cheato.
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    I have one Fish, Ruby
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    Last edited by ballhog; 10-28-2010 at 12:22 PM.

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    ETBReefer05 - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Nice setup despite all the adversity. What are the dimension of the tank/approximate gallons of the display? This seems more like a tidepool or a lagoon setup, and I love it.
    "You're gonna need a bigger boat..."-Roy Scheider as "Chief Brody" in "Jaws"

    Ask 10 Reefers a question and you'll get 12 opinions in return.

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    ReeferRob - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Very cool tank, why did you ditch the sump?
    "We shouldn't think of an environment where livestock can survive, we should ensure an environment where livestock can thrive."-Rabidgoose
    "If it's gonna be that kinda party, Ima stick my ........ in the mashed potatoes!"-Beastie Boys

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    Thanks,
    60 G Tank: 48 x 24 x 12
    Horizontal Overflow: 48 x 6 x 11

    The sump was very hard to get too under the cabinet and the overflow is so large, I figured why not. I really like it better without the sump, less parts and easier to clean.

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    The clownfish looks beautiful.

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    MizTanks - Reefkeeper
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    Sweet setup, lovin the clown!!
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    cephalotus - Reefkeeper
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    I am setting up the same size frag tank as we spaek. Can't wait.

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    Sir Patrick - Reefkeeper A2 Club Coordinator
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    Always wanted to see one of these tanks set up! very nice!

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    Thanks,

    I'm running a HQI Phoneix 14k bulb now, I'm thinking of changing it, just not sure which bulb. Anyone have any suggestions?

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