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Maestro



Join date : 2013-01-25
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PostSubject: My 72-gal Bowfront DT   Tue Feb 05, 2013 3:06 pm

As some of you know, everything has died and I have started over with this tank. So I thought I would go step by step with this tank and have it documented.

So far here is where we are:








The tank has cycled and my CUC is handling everything nicely. I just finished sanding and painting the canopy and feel that it looks quite good if I do say so myself(brushes the sawdust off shoulder)

More pics to come soon! Laughing
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loganjonathan



Join date : 2012-12-18
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PostSubject: Re: My 72-gal Bowfront DT   Tue Feb 05, 2013 7:51 pm

need some fish in there looks lonely
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mangoman



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PostSubject: Re: My 72-gal Bowfront DT   Tue Feb 05, 2013 10:06 pm

I like the rock layout! looks nice and well-lit. What lights are you running?
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Dgolden



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PostSubject: Re: My 72-gal Bowfront DT   Tue Feb 05, 2013 10:27 pm

I really like your rock layout too!
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Sam_G
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PostSubject: Re: My 72-gal Bowfront DT   Wed Feb 06, 2013 9:44 am

Looks good! Can't wait to see how it progresses!! Very Happy

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Maestro



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PostSubject: Re: My 72-gal Bowfront DT   Wed Feb 06, 2013 12:26 pm

I have a 48 inch dual t5 light fixture with a third option for led moon lighting.

The lighting seen in this picture is with the blue t5's only. I usually don't run the whites because its too hot and I don't need them on for anything.

The canopy is hallow and holds two pieces of wood that hold the light fixture about 8-10 inches from the surface. This makes it easy for maintenance and allows for air to pass between the lights and the surface.

I have also removed the glass from the DT which has kept temp down and the lighting poifect IMO Smile

As for the rock layout, we went for many openings and caves for everyone to swim/crawl in and out of. Everything is set up with the idea of two vertical rocks holding one horizontal. I wish I could show you with one of those mini cameras but the system has worked well with flow and a safe system for those who prefer to travel away from the open waters Wink

Also, I find it very important (in the past and now) to not place the rocks against the back of the DT. I know this works for those of us who want to see everyone out in the front of the DT, but I don't like dead areas in my LR. Especially when I have had to pull a dead fish out of the tank. Ahh the things we learn lol

Thanks Everyone Very Happy More pics to come
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loganjonathan



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PostSubject: Re: My 72-gal Bowfront DT   Wed Apr 10, 2013 6:43 pm

im with you man have you put any fish or anything else since
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