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flinster

I finally have a few pics.

Here are the specs:

lumenarc 250W with phoenix 14 bulb

deltec MCE300 skimmer

vortech mp20

powerbrite light for the fuge

ac jr

led moonlights

And a few pics:

FTS:

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Side showing light:

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screw used to raise and lower light for water changes, ect:

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skimmer:

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and the top:

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And a top down (look at the # of halide bulbs you see from the lumenarc):

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brian92

Awesome tank!

 

What do you mean by copycat solana?

 

Did you make the tank yourself?

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scottyreef

Wow very nice

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Chrissy

VERY nice! How long has it been set up?

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flinster
Awesome tank!

 

What do you mean by copycat solana?

 

Did you make the tank yourself?

No. I just used a lot of others ideas to create mine. I thought it would be better to call it a "copycat" after all of the other tanks I used to create mine B)

 

VERY nice! How long has it been set up?

Thanks.

About 10 months now. Just upgraded the light ( 1.5 months agoand added the vortech 2 weeks). I've had the skimmer for about 5 months.

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FateX9

wow looks like you got some top notch equipment there for a nano!

cool beans

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Chrissy

Awesome! I would love to see progression pics, and then what it looks like when all of those corals grow out...that's what I'm waiting on with my big tank.

Rimless cubes are my favorite..I WILL have one, one of these days! LOL

Again...amazing job!

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flinster
Awesome! I would love to see progression pics, and then what it looks like when all of those corals grow out...that's what I'm waiting on with my big tank.

Rimless cubes are my favorite..I WILL have one, one of these days! LOL

Again...amazing job!

Yeah, I had a 90 but it was too much work. I love the small tank. I'm very selective in what I put in and it takes me 10 minutes to do a h2o change, not 1 hour. I'm loving this tank.

Now that I have a decent camera, I can actually document the growth and changes.

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flinster

A few coral pics:

setosa:

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Onyx:

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cyphastra that was totally bleach when I got it. The green is still pale, but coming back:

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airman_verde04

very very nice!! I love it! these tanks are so nice looking.

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Nellis

What are your thoughts on the protein skimmer? I'm thinking of getting one of those. Nice tank, btw.

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AcroporaLokani

Nice tank, That acro growing up the back wall is very cool.

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Avon Barksdale

clean lookin tank.....

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flinster

Here are a few updates:

Flame wrasse flashing:

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PPE and ricordea:

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Forest Fire Monti

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Crappy top down:

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FTS:

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What are your thoughts on the protein skimmer? I'm thinking of getting one of those. Nice tank, btw.

It's great. The only problem is that it's getting blasted with light so I have to take it apart and clean it every few weeks. Kind of a PITA, but the skimmer works great!

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veshman

that's an awesome tank! Considering that the light is 250w, i might even consider it better than the solana.

 

But anyways, quick question: Are your moonlights mounted on the pendant itself? Don't they get too hot? (I'm planning on adding moonlights to a solana pendant soon)

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strapingyunglad

......hellooooo law suit.....

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masterbuilder

Love the light mount...excellent idea. Paint the outside of the skimmer black with Krylon Fusion... might help...shouldnt be too hard to do.

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flinster
......hellooooo law suit.....

If you're saying this because I'm calling it a "copy cat solano," then clearly you didn't read the thread. It's a solana. I just called it "copy cat" so I wouldn't get credit for all of the things I "copied" from other nano-reef members solana.

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JohnDinSD

Nice tank. What pump are you using for the chiller? Is it internal or external?

Thanks.

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flinster
Nice tank. What pump are you using for the chiller? Is it internal or external?

Thanks.

Mag 5. Internal. I have it running to the chiller and then it's the return.

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Cytosol

Don't stop what you are doing. Awesome tank, and keep taking pictures!

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flinster

A few updates:

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Nellis
It's great. The only problem is that it's getting blasted with light so I have to take it apart and clean it every few weeks. Kind of a PITA, but the skimmer works great!

 

What about the weird spatula return... looks kind of obtrusive from the pics I've seen. You seem to be able to hide it pretty well. Any room inside it for media or a heater?

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coralcor

how did you get those corals to stick on your wall?

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flinster

Here are a few pics. I got tired of looking at the skimmer sticking up in the back and all of the hoses and wires coming out tank, so I had a local cabinet maker make a canopy to cover the back section. I like the way it turned out

 

Before:

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The canopy breaks into 3 pieces for easy removal:

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And a shot of the tank with the new canopy installed:

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