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So I'm trying to go for a very simple look as far as equipment and really clean layout/placement for my corals. I'm still kinda new at this saltwater stuff (this being my 2nd 3rd tank) so suggestions are welcome.
 

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Equipment

Tank:
10g rimless(Sea Star) ADA 60-P (18g)
Lighting:
Aqua Illumination Sol Blue
Filtration:
Sea Star/Sump (10g) - filter sock/carbon/sand/cheato
Skimmer:
Bubble Magus NAC 3.5
Return Pump:
Eheim 1048
Overflow:
GH Super Nano Con Dientes
Flow:
EcoTech Marine MP10
Heating:
Fluval M200
ATO:
Tunze Osmolator Universal 3155
Stand:
Custom built stand


Livestock

Fish:
2x Percula
1x Yellow Watchman Goby
Inverts:
1x Cleaner Shrimp
10x Various Hermits (Blue Leg, Mexican, Caribbean)
1x Mexican Turbo Snail
1x Trochus Snails
3x Nassarius Snails
Coral:
Octopus Frogspawn
Ricordeas
Birdsnest Coral
Acan
Paly
Zoa
Hammer
Green Star Polyp
Clove Polyp


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Day 1

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Some pictures of the build, mostly the lighting fixture. I wasn't really planning on making a journal so don't have any pictures of the stand build.

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Final Product: Stand & Lighting Fixture

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The old 10g tank soon to be my new sump
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Wow, awesome 'scape man.

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Nice job with the light.

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Beautiful coraline, awesome setup!


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Wow, awesome 'scape man.

Thanks! It took me 2 days to get it just right

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Nice job with the light.


Thanks. Lots of work but well worth it.

Beautiful coraline, awesome setup!


Wish I could take full credit for this but the truth is that my cameras white balance had alot to do with the coraline looking so intense. In person it's not so noticeable.

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Looks good the light housing is a cool concept
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love the light and lily pipes

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Fantastic fixture!!! Great design and looks like it's providing great light for you. I'm going to retro my canopy to my 125G to look similar.

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Fantastic fixture!!! Great design and looks like it's providing great light for you. I'm going to retro my canopy to my 125G to look similar.


Looks good dude. Add some more coral lol. I tried looking for the goby that you were talking about the other day but they didn't have any at Neptunes.

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I wanted to get more of a 20k look so I modded 2 of my GU10. This is what my LED layout looks now.
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Really nice and clean set up, I like it a lot! Nice and simple equipment wise. Are you relying on your canister for your tank's flow right now? How many GPH does it pump out? What are your coral stocking plans? If you couldn't tell already, I really like the cleanliness of it and am interested in the direction this is going. Also subscribed :lol: .

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Really nice and clean set up, I like it a lot! Nice and simple equipment wise. Are you relying on your canister for your tank's flow right now? How many GPH does it pump out? What are your coral stocking plans? If you couldn't tell already, I really like the cleanliness of it and am interested in the direction this is going. Also subscribed :lol: .

Cool thanks for subscribing! I'm looking forward to see what you do for your tank..
Yeah the canister (about 260gph) is what I use for flow at the moment but I will be receiving a EcoTech MP10es early next week; I'm really exited about that.
For the corals I really don't have a set plan. I will for sure get some zoas, acnas and whatever else catches my eye.

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Looks good dude. Add some more coral lol. I tried looking for the goby that you were talking about the other day but they didn't have any at Neptunes.


Over the weekend I added quite a few corals. I got another acan, green star polyp, clove polyp, 4 different types of zoas, ricordea and a pink paly.
I also finally got the EcoTech MP10 yesterday. So glad I went this route. This pump is hands down the best Iíve ever used.

Here are a few quick pictures I took with my phone. Ill post better ones later this week.
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Did u get the gu10 off eBay?

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Thats a really nice wall hammer you got there!

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Did u get the gu10 off eBay?

Yup from Ebay. Bought them from seller led-hk.

Thats a really nice wall hammer you got there!

Thanks, yeah my clown seems to like it too. It cant stay away from it.

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So the maker/seller of the PicO Glazer skimmer is having trouble with getting materials to make the skimmer. I really canít wait any longer so I decided to make my own skimmer based on glazer design.
This is what have so far. Still need to get some plastic screws and an air stone to test it out.

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Looks really good

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Looks really good

thanks, and the best part is that the total cost of the skimmer was only around $20

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Sheesh, great DIY skills so far!

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Did some testing tonight with the DIY skimmer and got surprisingly good result. Here's pictures and a video of the testing...



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Nice DIY'ing, man! Do you have a writeup on that skimmer? It looks awesome.