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Here is my 5.5g aio

so this past month i have been working on my 20g , so i went to use my ro unit to fill it up and part of it was busted , (coralife sent me the part to fix it ) so i built this last week and i got water and sand from the store.
I filled it last night a mix the salt , and i put some sand in there today , now its starts the cycle

hope you guys like it so far , i will like some peoples opinion's




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Looks good. Are you considering painting the glass where the AIO stuff is?

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nice looking build so far! i've always wanted to build my own AIO

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im going to cut a pice of acrylic to fit , so i can remove it when i want to see my plants

thanks for the nice words

Edited by snowflake ell, 22 January 2012 - 10:40 AM.


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I think projects like these are really cool. I recently did a similar build using a 2.5 gallon aquarium.

I like your plastic backing idea.

What are your plans for stocking?

Edited by Cintax, 22 January 2012 - 10:45 AM.


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I think projects like these are really cool. I recently did a similar build using a 2.5 gallon aquarium.

What are your plans for stocking?


soft coral, inverts and prob no fish but if i do it will be a goby

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i've always wanted to build my own AIO


you should it's fun

Edited by snowflake ell, 22 January 2012 - 10:52 AM.


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Here's a little update on the tank, the sand starting to clear and i got a nice scape going on, ill get some pics when the water clears more

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im getting there :happy:
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I like where this is going.

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thanks i think you will like the scape when its clearer

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the water cleared up , ill tweak the scape a bit
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it looks very crowded! it looks very nice, but corals need room to grow! i like it very berry much, though.

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it looks very crowded! it looks very nice, but corals need room to grow! i like it very berry much, though.


thanks. it looks crowded for now but i make it looks less crowded by moving the last 2 rock branches
and im taking it out of the tank and putting a smaller one in.
the tank is going to have mushroom and zoa's so they need rock case they incrust the rock

Edited by snowflake ell, 24 January 2012 - 04:58 PM.


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ooooh

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The branches look great!

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Looking pretty good. What's up with that divider though? It has a wonky edge!
Are you using a bulkhead? Also, what pump are you using?


AND GET RID OF THAT HEATER! haha I feel like you're defeating the back compartments by having it there. I have that same off brand heater, and it was like $10 and fit in my compartment no problem. Mine is the size down.

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The branches look great!



Looking pretty good. What's up with that divider though? It has a wonky edge!
Are you using a bulkhead? Also, what pump are you using?


AND GET RID OF THAT HEATER! haha I feel like you're defeating the back compartments by having it there. I have that same off brand heater, and it was like $10 and fit in my compartment no problem. Mine is the size down.



glad you guys are liking the tank , im not going to keep that heater its going to my 20g but im using it to heat up the tank till i move every thing from my 1.5g to this and then the heater going in the back chamber , im not using a bulkhead , im the pump im using is a azoo 180 power head it give alot of flow, my lighting is a coralife aqua mini , but i might get leds for this and use it for my 20g's refugium

my ph is at 8 and my amona is all most zero im using test strips for now , what is a good test kit

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glad you guys are liking the tank , im not going to keep that heater its going to my 20g but im using it to heat up the tank till i move every thing from my 1.5g to this and then the heater going in the back chamber , im not using a bulkhead , im the pump im using is a azoo 180 power head it give alot of flow, my lighting is a coralife aqua mini , but i might get leds for this and use it for my 20g's refugium

my ph is at 8 and my amona is all most zero im using test strips for now , what is a good test kit

API is always suggested although I have a few off brand kits that work

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i have been using instant ocean bio- spira to help it cycle , do you guys think i can add my 5 coral's and 1 snail to the tank case i need the 1.5g out of the way or should i wait just to be safe

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i have been using instant ocean bio- spira to help it cycle , do you guys think i can add my 5 coral's and 1 snail to the tank case i need the 1.5g out of the way or should i wait just to be safe



I would wait so as to minimalize possible livestock stress or death.

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I would wait so as to minimalize possible livestock stress or death.


thanks thats what im going to do

do you have a link to your aio tank?

Edited by snowflake ell, 25 January 2012 - 09:52 AM.


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i think this is my favorite zoa
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i think there candy apple orange ,

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i redid my scape

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do you have a link to your aio tank?


Nope, I just finished building it; its not even wet yet! :/