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    Yeap, chaotic flows are what ya want. Myself, I aim 2 maxi-jet 600s towards the front-center of the tank from the right and left.

    Based on the flow of air bubbles I've watched, this gives some pretty random movement.

    Ahh, shrimp time! Got your Army surplus gas masks handy? You might need em! When I did my 29, it absolutely REEKED.. I pulled the shrimp after 2 days cuz I couldnt take anymore. However, when I did my 55, I only noticed a slight sweet smell.

    Keep in mind, until your sand gets all ooey and gooey with bacteria, yer gonna have some blow around. It will settle eventually, just be patient.





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    Great Thread!
    Hey Corax on those 2x 96 quads are they side by side or end to end ( 14" wide or 36" long)



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    The powerquad bulb takes a footprint of 9" x 18" for the reflector. The bulb of course fits inside that. I run one on each end of my 55 and I get great coverage. You could use a different, non-paraboloic (bent) and mount 4 in a 55 probably. That would be seriously bright I'd say. The powerquad is the exact same thing as the 36w bulb, cept it is 4 tubes instead of 2 and is 96w instead of 36w. It does require a different ballast than the 36w, obviously, but all that came in the kit I bought.



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    Sorry about the hijack I was trying to make it a short one I guess what I am asking is that can a 2x 96 kit from bigals be squeezed over a 29g with reflector mods?



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    Well, I just happen to have a 29g in the other room, I shall go measure... <goes to measure> My tank is about 12.5" from outside to outside. With a bit of creativity, such as mounting one bulb (or both) on an angle, I'd say you could make it fit. Keep in mind though, these bulbs run kinda hot. You will need a fan or 2 to keep it under control.



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    UPDATE: The tank has gotten cloudy again Not as bad as the first...but worse then the second pics I took..

    It's weird, Friday night was VERY cloudy as shown in the first pics, then later Sat. night, it was getting VERY clear....

    then, like a slow boat to China, it's been getting cloudy again and I haven't done a thing to it except add a new powerhead which has yet to be turned on and I added the 2 pieces of shrimp which hasn't done a thing yet..

    I don't have my camera this second, will get it from my buddy later tonight who's selling some stuff on Ebay, but it's a cross between the first and second pics...

    I can see the glass all the way down the long way, but barely...

    I don't know what's going on, but again, I haven't touched a thing and the temp is steady at 78*...

    Any ideas guys?

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    Could be a bacteria bloom possibly.

    Eh, doesnt matter, you have a month and a half wait now, so just relax.



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    Originally posted by slipknottin
    Could be a bacteria bloom possibly.

    Eh, doesnt matter, you have a month and a half wait now, so just relax.
    After only 3 days or so

    I can't imagine it being that since it looks like the same "cloudy" stuff that it started with..

    It's strange...wake up this morning and WTF

    Like something stired up all the sand again or something...but what's strange is its not going back down

    Well...just let it go and see...I'll take pics later tonight...he's bringing my camera back right now..



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    Is the shrimp in yet? That will cause a bloom and cloudiness.



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    yes, 2 pieces are in...but only after 1 day? and they still pretty much look intact still....

    anywho, this morning...it's clearer then it was last night, getting close to what it was in the second set of pics but still a little ways to go...



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