Habitat - Indoor :: Toku's 150 gal build

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Post Posted: Mon Aug 26, 2013 8:27 am   Re: Toku's 150 gal build

Definitely fancy lighting stuff that I don't really understand. lol

How would you install a metal halide? They are typically used outdoors.
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Post Posted: Mon Aug 26, 2013 4:16 pm   Re: Toku's 150 gal build

metal halides are being designed for reptile lighting. They are in a external ballast form so need to be purchased in a kit. The only one I know of right now is ReptileUV's kit. But it hasn't been available (on back order) since I found out about it last year.
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Post Posted: Mon Aug 26, 2013 4:47 pm   Re: Toku's 150 gal build

wow crazy. Well maybe they are having some production issues.
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Post Posted: Mon Aug 26, 2013 4:55 pm   Re: Toku's 150 gal build

haha, its ReptileUV, their bulbs are so custom and require a lot of R&D and money to meet Bob Mac's high standards that they just can't be mass produced. I know that the Mega-Ray is still on back order for all the people that had issues with the defective batch. They are almost all replaced or are replaced. But I won't hold my breath to see a metal halide available in the near future. I hope ReptileUV can prove me wrong. I want to try this light. I also hope that the Mega-Ray will be available soon. They say on the site it is but when I ordered one I didn't get a thing. We shall see.
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Post Posted: Mon Aug 26, 2013 4:58 pm   Re: Toku's 150 gal build

ljapa ordered a Mega-Ray. Hopefully he has better luck and the light will show up so he can check its levels for all of us.
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Post Posted: Mon Aug 26, 2013 8:14 pm   Re: Toku's 150 gal build

Ah the ol' custom trouble. They are pretty expensive huh? How long do they last? That would be cool if ljapa could do that.
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Post Posted: Mon Aug 26, 2013 9:42 pm   Re: Toku's 150 gal build

supposedly the external ballast will produce uvb for 18 months. I'm sure the self ballast which is what the powersun is, produces uvb for about 12 months. Yes they are expensive, $60 compared to the $40-45 for the Powersun. They say you get what you pay for, this is why I'm so eager to see what someone we talk to has to say about it. I sure hope he gets one. I was trying to get one to test it myself. But it never happened.
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Post Posted: Mon Aug 26, 2013 10:17 pm   Re: Toku's 150 gal build

I gotcha. Not too bad though. I can understand wanting to get what you pay for, especially since the cost of things.
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Post Posted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 11:10 pm   Re: Toku's 150 gal build

Sorry to interrupt a private chat, but it looks great! Keep us updated :) :razz:
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Post Posted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 8:36 am   Re: Toku's 150 gal build

See other people respond here! :)
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Post Posted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 6:28 pm   Re: Toku's 150 gal build

Lol, Thank you Steve. Slowly but surely it is coming along. Maybe one day I will actually say, that's it the tank is finally done...... nope, nm! That's never gonna happen, lol.

cutepanda: you are right, haha;) This has turned into our publicly viewed private chat, lol!
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Post Posted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 8:03 pm   Re: Toku's 150 gal build

lol That's ok. Let them be jealous. ;)
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Post Posted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 10:01 pm   Re: Toku's 150 gal build

slider_keeper wrote:Lol, Thank you Steve. Slowly but surely it is coming along. Maybe one day I will actually say, that's it the tank is finally done...... nope, nm! That's never gonna happen, lol.


Oh it will be done. You'll start thinking about how much happier Toku will be with more room. And, a larger tank does offer space for more fish and more hiding spots. Reinforcing the floor isn't that expensive, and think of how much easier it will be to clean:

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slider_keeper wrote:cutepanda: you are right, haha;) This has turned into our publicly viewed private chat, lol!


You know, I only replied to be contrary.
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Post Posted: Thu Aug 29, 2013 12:24 am   Re: Toku's 150 gal build

Haha, don't give me any ideas, my wife will not like you to much! But, don't worry I won't tell here where I got the idea;). Thanks for being contrary!
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Post Posted: Thu Aug 29, 2013 8:31 am   Re: Toku's 150 gal build

ljapa wrote:
slider_keeper wrote:Lol, Thank you Steve. Slowly but surely it is coming along. Maybe one day I will actually say, that's it the tank is finally done...... nope, nm! That's never gonna happen, lol.


Oh it will be done. You'll start thinking about how much happier Toku will be with more room. And, a larger tank does offer space for more fish and more hiding spots. Reinforcing the floor isn't that expensive, and think of how much easier it will be to clean:

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LOL That's awesome.
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