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This is my thread title page.. WIll be updated again soon.

Edited by boxboy, 04 August 2012 - 07:20 AM.


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Cube club.

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good stuff man :)

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good stuff man :)


Thank you. Are you entering the contest also?

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where are you ordering those bulbs from???????????????????

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where are you ordering those bulbs from???????????????????


Ebay. Just search gu10 epistar.

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Thank you. Are you entering the contest also?

i might. i have another build that i just started so i might be tied up with that one for a while.

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well I completly runed that calking job lol. I will probable have to re do this tank again. freaking calking everywhere except where I actually wanted it lol is however its between the glass

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To be clear, I mean you should run tape along every seam about 1/8" from the seams on the inside. I would tape on the outside and cover the seams to stop it from leaking through. Then you use your 100% silicone along the seams, and run your finger along each seam pushing it into the gaps. Then pull the tape that runs along the seams before it dries and you should have clean seams.

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well I covered all the glass in tape. then cute tape where I wanted the seems. calked between yhe glass pans and sandwiched all glass together. then ran seems. smoothed it all out and pulled tape. Haha I made a mess. Im letting it dry till tomorrow. maybe. just maybe. It wont be as bad as I think it loooks lol

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If you have excess silicone you can remove parts of it with a razor blade to clean it up.

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pretty much. Ill clean it up. if its not to bad. ill leak test for 2days. if not. back to calking lol

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I just recieved a bunch of small corals and Phosban 150 reactor, Im excited.

Chaos zoa
Pulsing xena
Orange shrooms
Blue shrooms
Green shrooms
A few extra snails

Has anyone ever tryed using a phosban for a sump on a pico?
What should I put into the reactor? Carbon,gfo, bio pellets?

Edited by boxboy, 10 March 2012 - 01:24 PM.


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Alright Ive updated the tank shots. What do you all think of my DIY tank?

Here is some photos of some of the coral I may add into the pico. When allowed!
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Well what do you think?

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Good stuff! That's cool that you're building your own little cube. I like it!

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Thank you both for the nice comments.
My son and I should have this panted and have a rockscape done by Monday!

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really like the over flow. awesome idea. :)

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haha thanks. It was a cookie storage thing at the dollar store. pba free too lol.

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Ok today my son and I are painting the tank and overflow. then playing with the rocks..
Question about rocks. Ive had live rock that sat in cold water :( in a garage for about 3months now. I pulled them out today. gave them a proxided bath. just to be safe i guess. and rinsed with hot water. now there dryingout. do u think using the rocks will be enough to kick start my cycle? or the rocks are good as dead and I should treat them as such.

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sweet looking tank, I say go for it on the phosban 150. you be an sps keeping god if it worked well lol.

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Your rocks are dead basically. You'll have a good old fashioned cycle unless you use one of the commercial starters on the market... I'm a fan of old fashioned patience though.

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sweet looking tank, I say go for it on the phosban 150. you be an sps keeping god if it worked well lol.


Thanks dallas.
The phos ban reactor is soooo much taller than the tank lol
Maybe I can make a mini reactor? who knows.
By tomorrow I should have updated photos of the panted tank and over flow. and a test shot with lights.
I may have to use this a sps tank after all. I can get 3"frags of 20+ types of sps for only $10each.

Your rocks are dead basically. You'll have a good old fashioned cycle unless you use one of the commercial starters on the market... I'm a fan of old fashioned patience though.


Nice. I like a good cycle. April comes fast tho.

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bump for rockscaping feed back

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The rock you got doesn't have much personality now, so it's hard to say. It just likes like a pile of rocks.