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It's something I'll have to take a closer look into. Good job tho! Can't wait to see this grown out !



I think you should.

I can't wait for the first so that I can finally add stuff.

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pics time

7 leds with 2 moon light leds
3 white 4 blue
moon lights have not been wired yet

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I took a standard fluorescent fixture, gutted it and cut it down to size

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here it is with lights on. looks dull in the pic, sorry it was from the cell phone.
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Brightness looks better here.
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and a sneak peek at a couple sps frags that will go in the tank
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Nice work on the flush look you gave the fixture! What a difference it makes over the first light. ;)
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Nice work on the flush look you gave the fixture! What a difference it makes over the first light. ;)


Thank you very much. I have been meaning to contact you, I think I will need to put in another order soon. due to size and heating/cooling for this tank, I think I will need to pick up and RKL.

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well looks like I had to buy something for the tank.. I ordered a DIY ATO kit from aquahub.com
I will probably order and RKL for the tank in the next week or so also.

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I really like how the mirrored glass adds depth to the tank.

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Well. My Koralia nano stopped working on me, time to figure out a replacement pump. I have a Seio 320, but the mounting system makes it huge. Need to see if I can DIY it or just go with something different.

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replaced the koralia nano with an aqueon 500. I was hoping the seio 320 would work for me, but it is too bulky with the mounting bracket

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Switch out the 3 cool white leds for 3 19k ebay LEDs. Now I have the color that I was going for, somewhere between 14k and 20k. I place the light over one of my other tanks and it made the colors pop.


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I cannot wait to add corals, hurry up and get April 1st.
I also added 1 cerith snail to the tank.

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I am debating if I want to do a carpet of gsp or zoas. I think gsp will fill in quicker but their growth will have to be managed

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Man I really like that LiL tank.I been looking at a small tank to do dwarf seahorse's and that tank would be great.What kind of temps are you seeing? The horses need um low. Tank looks great. ;)
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Man I really like that LiL tank.I been looking at a small tank to do dwarf seahorse's and that tank would be great.What kind of temps are you seeing? The horses need um low. Tank looks great. ;)


Thanks. Temps can get quite warm on a hot day. With a top off kit and fans you could probably keep the temp in check.

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Let there be float switch.

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Looks pretty big with the snail guard on, going to need to see if I can find something smaller that will do the trick.

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replaced the koralia nano with an aqueon 500. I was hoping the seio 320 would work for me, but it is too bulky with the mounting bracket

i have a hydor pico 180 fs. that might work for you. worked amazing in my 12in cube

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I have one, didn't like how it worked in this tank. Thank you though.

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Last pic of the tank prior to coral being added.

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Corals have been added.

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The mirror makes it kinda difficult to snap a picture that is in focus.

Here are some pics of the corals that I added.
This was a reflection from the mirror.
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I need stocking ideas. I doubt highly I would want to do a fish, but there are some very small goby species out there that I would consider.

More than likely I will stick to shrimps and crabs. (No Sexy Shrimp)
options so far are:
Pepermint shrimp
Skunk Cleaner
Glass Shrimp
Porcelain Crab
Pom Pom Crab
Emerald Crab

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Nice additions!

Get just 1 small YCG. I have seen them <.5"

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Nice additions!

Get just 1 small YCG. I have seen them <.5"



YCG can be hard to keep, and they have been known to munch on SPS.


I added a switch to my ATO, this way I can turn it off when I do water changes. Just need to remember to turn it back on.

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Glass is a little dirty, but here is a new FTS with the GSP open.


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Pom pom ftw.

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Just saw some bumble gobies at the lfs. Tempted to convert one to salt

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Just saw some bumble gobies at the lfs. Tempted to convert one to salt


I vote you don't do it.

... Because that's what I was going to do. >.>

Why is it that my 1.5l femto tank looks similar in size to my 12l pico?
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I vote you don't do it.

... Because that's what I was going to do. >.>



They are the perfect size though, and they are reef safe. LOL

I was thinking about doing a platty also, but they are kinda bland.