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Bob21115's winning Unofficial nano-reef 12" cube contest tank

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bob21115   

I've just started planning my tank and will start to post my Ideas here soon.

 

This is my planned setup.

 

Setup:

Tank ($78.00) - 12"Lx12"Wx9"H (12"Lx9"Wx9"H display)

Light ($194.00) - 36 watt Eco-lamp LED

Fuge Light - If needed the light from my JBJ Pico

Return Pump - Tunze Universal pump Mini 5024.04 5 watts 79 GPH

Skimmer - Tunze DOC 9002

Heater ($15.00)- Hydro Mini Heater 15Watts

Chiller ($145.00) - Iceprobe with temp controller

Power Head/Wavemaker ($199.00) - EcoTech Marine VorTec MP10

Controller ($550.00)- DA ReefKeeper Elite

DIY Stand Solid Oak ($70.00) -

Granite ($60.00) - Granite Pro Inc

DIY Light Hanger ($15.00)

 

Livestock:

1 (Hymenocera elegans) Harlequin shrimp (20.00)

1 (Amblyeleotris wheeleri) Wheeler's Watchman Goby (16.00)

1 (Alpheus bellulus) Tiger Pistol Shrimp (9.00)

4 Thor amboinensis (Sexy Shrimp) (40.00)

Orange Ricordia Yuma (10.00)

1 Green and Purple Ricordia Yum (10.00)

Rohdactis Mushroom (5.00)

Green Hairy Mushroom (5.00)

Purple Death Zoanthid 2 polyps (10.00) From my stock

Feather Duster (7.00)

Tiny Pipe Organ frag 4 heads (5.00) From my stock

Green Star Polyps 1/2" (3.00) From my stock

Anthellia frag 1/2" (3.00) From my stock

Green Rohdactis Mushroom (10.00) From my stock

Montipora Cap 3/4" Frag (5.00)

Spotted Mushroom (5.00)

Stripped Mushroom (5.00)

5 Head Hammer (25.00)

 

 

CUC: Ordered from Reefcleaner.org

 

5 Nassarius Vibex 2.25

5 Dwarf Cerith 1.25

5 Virgin Nerites 5.00

10 Zig Zag Periwinkles 2.00

 

Removed Items

2 Green Ricordia Florida (20.00)

Acan 1 polyp (10.00)

Cyphastrea Ocellina(5.00)

2 Acan Frags In really bad shape(10.00)

Green Death Zoanthid 4 polyps (20.00) From my stock

Blue Millepora 1/2" (5.00) From my stock

Montipora Cap 1/2" Frag (5.00)

Montipora Cap 1/2" Frag (5.00)

Small Zoanthid frag 6 heads (6.00)

Small Zoanthid frag 7 heads (7.00)

Small Zoanthid frag 7 heads (7.00)

Small Paly frag 2 heads (2.00)

Zoanthid frag 10 heads (10.00)

 

 

 

 

Total Cost To Date: $1226.00

Total Spent On Livestock To Date: $203.50 ( Remaining $46.50)

 

Current Tank Picture Taken 4/08/10

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Judging Photos

 

 

Current Tank Picture Taken 4/08/10

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Rohdactis Mushroom

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Orange Ricordia Yuma

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sounds good cant wait to get started on mine :) (building my own tank)

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bob21115   
sounds good cant wait to get started on mine :) (building my own tank)

 

 

After I paid for mine i thought I should build mine out of Starphire glass, but then I saw you have to use the same material as Eric.

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bob21115   

I'm buying a DA Reef Keeper Elite for my larger system. I'll be using it on my 12" tank during the contest.

 

I hope to use the network function to update my signature with the tank parameters.

 

 

Plans for the Stand and Canopy

 

Canopy

No canopy plans going topless the Eco-Lamps LED is to sweet looking to hide.

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Stand

I'd like to do a 1x2 frame and cover with a fake facade. Like the picture below. I'll be able to remove the facade to work on the Reef Keeper. I don't plan on putting in a door since the facade will slide off. I'll mount the RKE in the front of the facade.

 

I want to find a piece of Marble to place on top of the stand and the tank on top of it.

 

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I've alway done the standard stands here are some of my stands:

 

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got2envy   

Oh snap! those are nice!! good luck with the contest...tagged :P

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Watts   

I'd love to know how the RKE works out with the networking stuff. I am interested in one of those myself.

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dayum bob those are some very nice looking aquariums, and a lot of them too..

Good luck on the contest; though i honestly dont think you'll need it ;)

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nosser   

dang nice tanks.... I had a thought that I wouldn't win the contest and now I KNOW i won't hahaha...

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bob21115   
dang nice tanks.... I had a thought that I wouldn't win the contest and now I KNOW i won't hahaha...

 

Its easy to take care of tanks that are all on the same water system. At one time I had a total of 3000 gallons of water. Friday morning I had 1100 and friday night I was down to 800 total gallons.

 

I wanted to do this contest to remember what it was like to do a AIO tank.

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bob21115   

Well I started my stand today.

 

Here are the pictures then Ill explain it.

 

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This is the frame for the stand

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This is frame skinned the frame

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The is the facade that will go over the stand

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This is the facade slide into the tank

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I'm going to look for a piece of marble to sit on top of the frame.

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After I paid for mine i thought I should build mine out of Starphire glass, but then I saw you have to use the same material as Eric.

 

yeah i know i will be using the same acrylic he does. nice stand btw........... ;)

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GnarKill   

holyhell man you have alot of tanks the cost to set all those up rivals buying a used car i bet xD good luck with the comp!

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bob21115   

Here's the stand painted and the facade stained and pollied.

 

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holyhell man you have alot of tanks the cost to set all those up rivals buying a used car i bet xD good luck with the comp!

 

 

I've set them up over 8 years.

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wow bob i just checked out the website in your sig. nooooooooooiice! i really like that 800 gallon look down tank ;)

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Nice stand!

At first I thought you were planning a facade around the "cube" but this makes more sense and I like the extra moulding

You got me thinking about the marble as a base - I was planning a very simple moulding base as the cube will sit in a bookcase - but marble might transfer heat out of the cube easier - do you think it'll have any effect on temp?

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bob21115   
Nice stand!

At first I thought you were planning a facade around the "cube" but this makes more sense and I like the extra moulding

You got me thinking about the marble as a base - I was planning a very simple moulding base as the cube will sit in a bookcase - but marble might transfer heat out of the cube easier - do you think it'll have any effect on temp?

 

 

I never thought about the temperature transfer to the marble.

 

I know pastry makers like to use marble because it holds the cold. I'll have to do some research.

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bob21115   

I just called about the marble and the need 2 to 3 weeks lead time and its going to be about $150.

 

WOW

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You have a lot of tanks. They're all pretty absurd. Poison Dart frogs?! Really? That's awesome. Good luck with your cube build.

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spanko   

Tagging along.

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bob21115   

I did a search on Craigs list and found a guy the had some granite.

 

He had some really cool colors but I think they were to thick.

 

Here is a picture of a random piece to show how thick it was.

 

Tell me what you think...

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This piece is 1 1/2" thick. I'm going to look for one thats 1/2" to 3/4" thick.

 

The granite wont hang over the edge like in the picture.

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bob21115   

I found a place locally cut and polished the size I need for $60.

 

On top of that they say 2-3 day and I can pick it up.

 

This is what it looks like

 

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spanko   

Very nice!!!!!

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bob21115   

The chiller arrived today.

 

I can't wait for the tank.

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Ha yea i know, i just want the tank to be here, so i can actually start setting it up.

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bob21115   

I just got a email that my light will ship from Hong Kong Tomorrow.

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