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    Quote Originally Posted by frankc View Post
    Let there be light! I got three Maxspect Recurves, and they're pretty cool. They are basically a Razor with an LED strip added on each side, intended to simulate a T5/LED hybrid but with only LEDs. I need each one to cover an area 28" wide, and it looks like these will do it. Unfortunately the red channel on one of them doesn't work, so I'll have to send it back.
    Do you think that's ample light for your tank Frank? How many fixtures?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RR-MAN View Post
    Do you think that's ample light for your tank Frank? How many fixtures?
    I sure hope so. I just put the one on for the picture to get an idea of the spread, and it looks like it covers about a third of the tank, so I think the three fixtures will work. I'm sure some areas will be somewhat brighter than others, but that's okay because I like a mixture of corals and there are always some that like less light than others.

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    Let there be life! I finally got a very small start on putting critters into the new tank. I don't think this gorgonian was in there an hour before it started putting polyps out, so I think it's happy in its new home.

    Hmm, maybe I should stop here and have the ultimate Zen tank. I could spend my days raking the sand, then letting the Maxspect Gyre smooth it out so I can start all over.


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    Here it is with the aquascape more or less done. It took basically the entire weekend. It's so hard to decide where each rock should go and how to position them. It's also hard to find the balance between aesthetics and function, and I tend to err on the side of making sure every fish has plenty of hiding spots, as well as places to put future corals.

    Dang, the spotty glass looks so much worse in pictures than in person, but I didn't bother cleaning it yet because there are still quite a few corals to be transferred.

    And if anyone wonders if Clarkii clownfish bite, yes, they do. I did not want any fish in the tank until the aquascaping was done, but I accidentally scooped up the clown when I moved the anemone. She spent Saturday afternoon attacking me any time my hand was within two feet of the anemone. She never drew blood, but did remove a micro-thin layer of skin.

    If the lighting looks a bit odd, it's because I am using an old Razor whose blue channel is dead in the middle until the replacement Recurve comes in.




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    Awesome! It's hard to get a view of it from the front (I'm sure the dirty glass is to blame), but that side shot looks great.

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