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Old 01-14-2006, 04:55 PM   #1
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any one out there having any success with a green house? man i sure am 1200 gallons worth all fiberglass gel coated vats . sps growth is fast so are leathers and variuos other softies. sps color is nice as well (some suplimental lighting other than the sun ) any one else?
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First off, welcome to FragOutpost.com Coastal!

I have been wanting to set up a greenhouse for a while but my backyard does not receive enough sunlight as it is shaded by some large trees. I plan on building a greenhouse when I move in a couple of years.

Are you having trouble controlling temps at this time of year? Are you running a geothermal loop? What size are your vats?

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I'd like to see some more photos of your set up if you have them.
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Old 01-14-2006, 09:13 PM   #3
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no trouble with temp it has central air the vats are 215 gallon and i have six set up there is a 8 inch concrete floor that helps retain temp on the cold nights even though we have had cold nights i have not had to heat at all only cool
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Sounds like the greenhouse is insulated pretty well. Are your using poly panels? How long has the greenhouse been established?
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Old 01-15-2006, 04:47 PM   #5
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By the way -that purple acro frag is awesome.
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Old 01-16-2006, 04:31 AM   #6
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been up and running since early may of last year and yes they are polycarb panels i bought from farmtek. all the bugs are pretty much worked out now all i need is time to let those beuties grow
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me want... Me want... I'm jealous.
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wow! very nice corals!
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Coastal - I would love to see more photos if you have anymore to share.
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Old 02-22-2006, 04:45 AM   #10
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havent taken any new photos but all is well . am in the process of adding a geothermal loop to help maintain constant water temps , also will be adding 500 pounds of live rock to a new 400 gallon setup and am going to try a dsb on that same setup . not big on dsb never have been but will do it anyway just to see how it does in a greenhouse situation will try to find time to take some updated pics
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Why not just run a remote deep sand bed and get the best of both worlds? I think that Ron Shimek has written an article on remote sand beds. I'll see if i can find it. In the mean time here is another article by him on DSB's - http://www.ronshimek.com/Deep%20Sand%20Beds.htm
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Nice Article Very informative.
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Can't find the article on remote DSB. Will keep looking though.
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Old 02-03-2007, 03:33 PM   #14
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still going here lot of new stuff going on out there now . stags seem to do the best. coming up on 2 years in may .
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