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  1. Yeaaa well, I don’t really have a rim, so everything else around the tank in a 3 foot radius collects a lot of crap from time to time. That’s partially (mostly) why I want all that extra space on the stand. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. I mean, I’m right there with ya. That’s why I’m trying to figure out what changes I’ll need to make to the structure to make it work. That’s what I was thinking.. Actually I was considering making two top cross braces at 36” apart, two back braces at 36” apart and a single removeable front brace. For the doors to close against something and for a little more support. Perhaps using some metal 90 degree bits screwed in between the top braces and top frame... Also, after further consideration, I’ll probably end up making a stand sized for a 90g. That way, if I ever get a chance to set one up, I’ll already have a stand that will fit one. That looks way way more sturdy than the IKEA shelf that’s holding mine up lol
  3. Simple enough problem. I want to build a stand for a 40 breeder that's larger than the tank. The dimensions of a 40 breeder are 36x18 and I was thinking of building a stand following the reefcentral diy template and adding a plywood top. But I want the stand to be 44x22. Idea is that the tank would be sitting centered on the stand with the back of the tank flush with the back of the stand. Creating a 4" shelf around it. I figure that beside it being useful to have a shelf right around the tank to put stuff on, it will also be fantastic to have extra room under the tank to give me a lot more leeway with sump/equipment. I'm just not sure if this will create structural issues. Or more like, since the stand is already extremely overbuilt with that design, if the structural issues will be a concern at all. Could use some of that awesome wamas advice here.
  4. Well, after a week of turning down the lights to 30%, flow down 10-15% and moving them down to the bottom, opposite and behind a rock...ish from the MP10, they are all looking much better. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Ooh. This is most excellent. I’ve been planning a 120 build in my head for a couple months and this should be most helpful. Is that the dual back overflows tank or the single corner? And what is this stand? Haven’t heard of it.
  6. That’s definitely possible. I’ll do that for a while and see how it goes. And yea, the pump is in the top 3rd of the wall. The coral is on the bottom on the opposite side. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. That's extremely helpful. Thank you! That said, with this info, I'm definitely ruling out too much light as the problem. There is no reason a hammer coral should be unhappy with too much light at 50-100 par. Sigh. I moved the MP10 so it's flow gets broken up a bit by the rock, it was fairly direct. I'm really not sure what to do now.
  8. This is my light schedule. So, going up to max 60% power and 50% color
  9. From center of one to the other, about 6.75” And about 13” from waterline
  10. I haven’t yet. Signed up for the borrowing thread but I think it’ll be a while before it gets to me. If you wanted to do that, that would be super helpful. Originally I figured that 50-60% would be about right for two lights mounted that close at that height, but that was just a very slightly educated guess
  11. So I just went and did some actual measuring instead of eyeballing it. The lights are almost exactly 12” from the top rim of the tank. 13.25” from water level. The hammers are all about 8-9” below the water surface. This is my light setup. All the hammer frags are in the front left corner of that pic. They are 6” away from the center of the left light and 12” away from the center of the right light. The MP10 is running in lagoon mode for most of the day at 30%. At night it goes into constant at 15%. And the salinity is checked both with conductivity probe and refractometer. I also use 35 ppt calibration fluid pretty religiously and they are always measuring exactly the same. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. I don’t have iodine. Actually I don’t really have any medications. That might need to get fixed. What would iodine do though? I haven’t tested calc and mag. However, there have been frequent enough water changes that I highly doubt either of those is extremely out of whack. Too much light is what I thought too. I did move them already, the tank is pretty small, hard to find a shady spot. I’ll turn all the light down 50% for a few days and see if that helps. When I say 50% I mean turning them down from 60% max to 30% max. Thing is, it already only had a photoperiod of about 4 hours at 60%. The rest of the day it was at much lower. It doesn't look like they care at all.
  13. Heh. You’re most likely right. I don’t think there’s going to be anyone holding it, not anywhere close to where I live anyway. I suppose I’ll just keep up with the maintenance and hope they make it. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. About 5 weeks. The rock was cycled for much longer than that. But since it was completely setup and fish added, 5 weeks. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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