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Latest Update: (Mar. 09, 2012)
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Keeping it simple, for now at least. So here is my setup...

Equipment:
JBJ 3g Picotope
Modded AC70 (Floss, Chaeto, and Heater)
Marineland Stealth 50 Watt Heater
DIY China GU10 LEDs (4 bulbs, each 4x1w) BoostLED Par30
DIY ATO (AquaHub Premium)


Livestock:

Fish
Talbot's Damsel - Chrysiptera talboti Nipped at my LPS and Anthelia

Coral
Zoanthids - Zoanthus sp.
Green Star Polyps - Pachyclavularia sp.
Superman Mushrooms - Actinodiscus sp.
Ricordeas - Ricordea florida
Blue Anthelia - Anthelia sp.
Blue Clove Polyps - Clavularia sp.
Acans - Acanthastrea lordhowensis
Bicolor Torch - Euphyllia glabrescens
Neon Green Candycane - Caulastrea furcata
Orange Plate - Fungia sp.
Red Monti Cap - Montipora capricornis
ORA Green Birdsnest - Seriatopora guttatus
Purple w/Green Polyp Montipora - Montipora sp.
Dendros - Dendrophyllia fistula


Inverts and CUC
2 Maxi Mini Anemones - Stichodactlya tapetum
1 Nerite Snail - Nerita sp.
2 Cerith Snails - Cerithium sp.
1 Hermit Crab - Clibanarius sp.


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Still gotta get my LEDs and paint the frame black
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...more to come

Edited by GioReef, 18 March 2012 - 04:18 PM.


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i like this already. diy stuff is always great

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Looks great so far.

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Fugal edge sells a sponge filter that fits perfectly over the bottom of filters like your.I use it on mine and i just take off the filter sponge andsqueeze it out.It keeps stuff from getting sucked up in there to.Its like 3 dollars.Its just one of the things i find real handy for my tank.They last about three to four months.
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I received my GU10 sockets today that I had ordered from eBay. Not much excitement yet besides setting up various things such as electrical and other equipment... oh and I also got the light frame painted.

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Water Test

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Sexy black B)

Comments/Questions are always welcome

Edited by GioReef, 15 October 2011 - 09:10 AM.


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awesome B)

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...and the tank begins! :D

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and the obligatory sandstorm picture :happy:
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This was all dry rock I had from a previous tank. I will be seeding it with a couple pieces of LR when I get a chance to go to the LFS

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Looks good so far!

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must say i like the sexy black what do u plan on using the pvc pipes for??

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love this one some much. gonna follow this the end

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nice!

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must say i like the sexy black what do u plan on using the pvc pipes for??


The pvc is actually my light frame. If you look on the first post there is a picture before I painted it.

Thanks everybody!

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Got my GU10 LEDs in the mail, finally! ha
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and a shot I thought was interesting
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Edited by GioReef, 15 October 2011 - 08:50 PM.


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Looks awesome man, those LEDs look promising!
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very nice build. Cant wait till it clears up.

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Looks awesome man, those LEDs look promising!

thanks! and yes, hopefully those LEDs will work out well. time will tell

very nice build. Cant wait till it clears up.


haha i know right?!?

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thats its. gonna have to steal this build. :P looks like there is gonna be sw on my desk at work

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thats its. gonna have to steal this build. :P looks like there is gonna be sw on my desk at work


go for it! ;) I've really enjoyed it thus far.
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The tank cleared up a lot so it was time for another photo shoot. haha

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and a quick video showing the shimmer :happy:
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enjoy

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i hope those gu10 bulbs work.

it's a super cheap option compared to the par3X's & retro led fixtures.

Why didnt i think of that?
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looks good man. what are the stocking plans?

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i hope those gu10 bulbs work.

it's a super cheap option compared to the par3X's & retro led fixtures.

Why didnt i think of that?


I hope they work too! ha, and my total for the whole fixture including the bulbs was a little under $40

looks good man. what are the stocking plans?


Well, im going with zoas and rics at first. Then i'll add a couple LPS. I'll see how my lights go, if they work well then I might try a couple monti frags

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I went to the LFS and picked out 2 pieces of LR. found some zoa hitchhikers, a sponge, and a couple brittle stars

some shots i took this morning
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which GU10 bulbs did you get? 3x1w, 3x3w, 4x1w... I'm just curious. I like the build so far, going to be tagging along for the ride.
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which GU10 bulbs did you get? 3x1w, 3x3w, 4x1w... I'm just curious. I like the build so far, going to be tagging along for the ride.


I am using the 4x1w bulbs. 2 cool white and 2 blue

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Nice LR you have there!

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