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this is a seriously great tank. how do you change the sand? siphon out all of the sand and put new sand on the bottom?

sounds like a PITA lol


I siphon off the top layer and anywhere that really needs it i.e. excess fish/snail poop or algae parts

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Photo Time!!

The view from my desk

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Bought some new live rock and scaped it. I was going to ask for opinions but I have all ready scarped this and made something else. I will post photos for opinions later

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Bubbles
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Close up on the blastos
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Some more orange acans
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Polyp Extension I
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Polyp Extension II - I need a macro lense!Posted Image

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New open brain
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Gorgeous! Makes me really want one :)

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it was on sale for 25$ I couldn't say no

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Great tank. Subscribed man.
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I showed you my goniopora and scratched your itch, leave my clam alone.-Kat

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it was on sale for 25$ I couldn't say no

NAFB?

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Great tank. Subscribed man.

Thanks !


NAFB?


No I actually got it at Big Al's in Oakville
It wasn't doing so great in their tank
I usually only shop at NAFB but on occasion at Reef Raft if I'm out in that direction

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Wow! This is now one of my favorite tanks on Nano Reef. I love your aquascape.

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thanks Jruberti

The main rock is actually just one piece
the other one is two glued together

I designed it that way in case I ever have to move it = makes life easy
just throw the whole thing with all frags attached in a bucket

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totm imo

+1... one of the prettiest tanks on NR!

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Hey bud, stumbled across your thread... just curious, but what kind of salt do you use?

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Absolutely beautiful! Ihave been trying to do something similar to what you have created with a 12 gal. long. How high over the water are your Par 30's?

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totm imo

+1... one of the prettiest tanks on NR!

Thanks guys but I think this tank is far from TOTM


Hey bud, stumbled across your thread... just curious, but what kind of salt do you use?



I am using REEF CRYSTALS
I would highly recommend it to anyone

Absolutely beautiful! Ihave been trying to do something similar to what you have created with a 12 gal. long. How high over the water are your Par 30's?


The lights are about 14'' above the top of the water
I used to have them much lower but bleached all my monticap


DIY fuge/ filter is almost done I will post photos soon!

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Are you running a surface skimmer with your Fluval?

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I love this tank! It's simple and elegant. That clam is gorgeous!

Just an observation though - you spelled "Aquarium" wrong in the thread's title. :P

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Are you running a surface skimmer with your Fluval?


I am not but I plan on incorporating one if my new filter / fuge

I love this tank! It's simple and elegant. That clam is gorgeous!

Just an observation though - you spelled "Aquarium" wrong in the thread's title. :P


Thanks!
I'm trying to keep it as simple as possible
The clam is probably my second favorite piece right now
Thanks for the observation lol I just changed it :)

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Thanks!
I'm trying to keep it as simple as possible
The clam is probably my second favorite piece right now
Thanks for the observation lol I just changed it :)



Yeah I'd hate to see TOTM with a mispelled title! :D

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Here are some photos of the new HOB filter / fuge I built
the fluval 105 was doing enough and I wanted to hide the heater
I think I took some photos of the construction and can put them up if anyone is interested in how I made it
Its a basic pump around 265 gph some foam , carbon, and chemipure in one chamber and macro in the other

Not 100% happy with it though
I would like to make some changes to the outside and I'm thinking about adding an ehiem compact 3000
what are your opinions?

Basic Idea
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From the right
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From the left
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From the front
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Top down
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Didn't want anyone to get bored with just photos of a fuge/filter

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My first acro- went through some tough times together but its holding on and seems to be growing
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The white tip = growth after ~ 1 month
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OPINIONS on the new fuge please

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WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Looks nice! I would say replace the spa flex for something more rigid, like pvc so the straight horizontal and vertical lines will match the tank and such. Just an aesthetic point of view.

Your filter looks very much like a super aquaclear filter! I like it! Simple yet has room for expansion! Just be sure to clean the propeller occasionally from gunk. Maybe attach the suction in to an overflow so you can get the surface skimming as well?

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"like pvc so the straight horizontal and vertical lines will match the tank and such"
YES! Time to go to home depot

"Maybe attach the suction in to an overflow so you can get the surface skimming as well? "

Great idea - Im trying to figure out how to do it without being to invasive to the tank / make it look good

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My thoughts for the overflow is make an N essentially. So if you look at the letter N, the left leg will be to your pump, it will go vertically

and use an elbow to go horizontal just so you can get past the rim of the tank, then another elbow to go down, this is the middle middle part of the N

then attach one more elbow and then a adapter elbow, so you can go to a slightly larger diameter pvc to go vertically.

Then you can just turn the 2nd to last elbow you put in to somewhat "collapse" the whole assembly so it isn't hanging in the middle of the tank.

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Looks good very nice design!

Did you add another powerhead?