My new light!!
by, 03-27-2012 at 09:20 AM (504 Views)
Hey guys, just checking in to show the progress I've made. Over the past week I had a 90 gallon tank and stand listed on Craigslist. I didn't know how fast it would go, but I listed it on the high side of what I found in my area. By Thursday of last week the tank (shown below) sold!!
Also listed on Craigslist was an AquaticLife 48in. 6x54W T5 light. By the end of Friday I had the light back to my house and running above the tank. Here's what it looks like (no water in the tank though because I just drained the whole thing the day before).
With my new light above the tank I kept forgetting that the kitchen light wasn't on. The only down side that I can see about the light is that one section of lamps is a bit fickle and likes to flicker unless they're set just right. However, I think that may be due to some corrosion on the connections for those lamps. I'm on Spring Break right now (my last one ever!!) and I'm not at my rental place, but when I get back I plan to try out the other lamps that I got with the light just to see if they have the same problem in those sockets as the slightly corroded lamps or not. Either way I got the lamps to behave well despite bumping the stand and jumping around on the floor as well as hitting the light fixture so I'm pretty sure the problem isn't really all that bad. I should also mention that I have more than enough left over to purchase my return pump (I have decided to go with the Sicce Syncra 4.0 due to how quite it is supposed to be).
With this new acquisition that leaves:
1.) The VorTech's (I've decided on an MP10wES and MP40wES combo)
2.) The ATO
3.) The RO/DI
4.) The rockwork
5.) The sand
6.) The fish and coral!
So, not quite there yet, but getting closer!! I don't know how long it will be until I can acquire the rest of my equipment and the biologicals, but I've gotten farther along this semester than I'd been anticipating so I'm currently optimistic!! :P