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Post by Daniel1381 on Sun 16 Jan 2011, 2:41 am

well i broke down and bought jason 5ft 120 reef will be setting that up pretty soon..thinking of doing black sand ..any thoughts??
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Re: starting another 120!

Post by JoseH on Sun 16 Jan 2011, 2:43 am

I think that black sand would look pretty cool.
Be sure to post lots of pic on your build Very Happy
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Post by Daniel1381 on Sun 16 Jan 2011, 2:44 am

will do!! have you seen where to find the black sand and how much??
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Re: starting another 120!

Post by JoseH on Sun 16 Jan 2011, 2:50 am

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Post by Daniel1381 on Sun 16 Jan 2011, 2:56 am

thx think i will go with the solid black about 3/4 in sand bed
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Post by JoseH on Sun 16 Jan 2011, 2:58 am

Now all you need is black rock Laughing
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Post by DonnieP on Sun 16 Jan 2011, 1:29 pm

The black sand mixed with a little white looks really cool to, be waiting for pics, you got a lot to live up to with Jason's 120, he had it looking A++++. The 120 is a perfect size for a reef. You going sps lps or softies or a combination? What you doing for lights, LED or MH? should be interesting build to watch, keep us posted with pics.
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Post by Daniel1381 on Sun 16 Jan 2011, 11:18 pm

Gonna do all dry rock so no unwanted pest!! I also ended up with jason fixture he was using. That will be the lights for now then maybe leds!! Thinking lps/sps
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Re: starting another 120!

Post by JoseH on Sun 16 Jan 2011, 11:24 pm

Daniel1381 wrote:Gonna do all dry rock so no unwanted pest!!

Thats what I'm doing for my next tank
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Post by BigBlue on Sun 16 Jan 2011, 11:34 pm

Oh yea! I am planning a SPS only tank and it will start fresh with boiled live rock. My goal is to build a tank with none of those stinking Aiptasia!
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Re: starting another 120!

Post by Daniel1381 on Sun 16 Jan 2011, 11:36 pm

Amen! cheers cheers
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Re: starting another 120!

Post by Coral Creations on Mon 17 Jan 2011, 5:53 pm

Just a thought. going black sand will also cut down alot of the reflection that you would have with white sand. Hence things will appear alot darker in your new system.

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Post by Daniel1381 on Mon 17 Jan 2011, 5:55 pm

So is that good or bad
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Re: starting another 120!

Post by Coral Creations on Mon 17 Jan 2011, 6:11 pm

Daniel1381 wrote:So is that good or bad

I had a 33g oceanic cube, and I put black sand in it. It was cool as a focal point of the system. I personally didnt like it as an overall view. I had a 150w MH on it with a 20K Radium, and it seemed like everything was waaaay darker. I couldnt get as much growth in it as I did with white sand. I would test it out if you could just to see if its something you would want to do. thats alot of money to spend to figure out that you dont like it.

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Re: starting another 120!

Post by Bryan on Sat 22 Jan 2011, 2:18 am

the black sand is starting to catch on big time. Stay away from the taitian moon sand, it will stick to mag cleaners and scratch the glass. Go with the aragalive
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Re: starting another 120!

Post by Grimreefer on Sat 22 Jan 2011, 2:43 am

You gonna post some pics of it as you build it?

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Re: starting another 120!

Post by BigBlue on Sat 22 Jan 2011, 3:16 am

I agree... Now is the time to start a build log so we can keep up with the build. Pictures!!
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Post by Daniel1381 on Sat 22 Jan 2011, 9:59 am

build log? everything is built.. im just adding sand and rock lol
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Re: starting another 120!

Post by ritter678 on Sat 22 Jan 2011, 11:39 am

Bryan wrote:. Stay away from the taitian moon sand, it will stick to mag cleaners and scratch the glass.

There was a thread on RC in the mantis shrimp forum about someone that had this sand and it was getting into the cuticle of the mantis and it irritated it to death. The guy said it looked like it was scratching itself all day before it died. I'd would avoid that stuff all together.
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Post by Daniel1381 on Sat 22 Jan 2011, 11:42 am

i am gonna stay away from it..ill go with white sand like my other tank..
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Re: starting another 120!

Post by Grimreefer on Sat 22 Jan 2011, 12:56 pm

Daniel1381 wrote:build log? everything is built.. im just adding sand and rock lol

Yea but with this being such a new site, a log would be very helpful to many of the new hobbiests for references to things like:

How to put a skimmer in and how to dial it in for best performance.
Lighting and how to set up timmers.
Plumbing in return pumps.
Rock scaping.
etc..........

just a thought

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