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here are some pictures of my tank

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It is a temperate tank, no heater or chiller. All the rock work is made from foam and epoxy.

its a 450mm cube that holds 10ltrs of water in the tank and another 20ltrs in a sump.

 

here are some pics of the creatures-

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they are all collected from the wild, and most have been in there for about 21 months

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jeremai

that's pretty awesome. what's your location?

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nanoreefnate

+1 how did you make that thing dude?! its complete AWESOMENESS. :happy:

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Emilio84

WOW! Did you make that yourself? Do you have any pictures of it while it was under construction?

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weta
that's pretty awesome. what's your location?

ta, location is auckland nz

 

WOW! Did you make that yourself? Do you have any pictures of it while it was under construction?

yeah there is a long drawn out build thread here http://www.aquariacentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=136377 it goes through a big makeover to get where it is now - near the end of the thread.

I learnt a lot from lano-reef on how to maintain a tiny amount of saltwater.

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Lalani
that's pretty awesome.

+1 :)

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Deleted User 6

wow...simply wow.

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C-Rad

Your tank is just amazing! Very unique and excellent craftsmanship. Well done.

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PrincessLiLi

thats off the meat rack...how u got them crabs to chill up on the rocks lik dat

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hlander

This tank is so awesome! i cant even describe its awesomeness! :)

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The Mad Reefer

That is absolutely STUNNING! I attempted to do this with my cracked 10 gal but failed miserably. I really love the rock-work, it is very original GREAT work. Stumbled by the way :P

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fish_chips

I dont know if you tanks would qualify for tank of the month but sure would be nice to see something different.

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Jacobnano

Neato. Nice shore crabs and porcelain crabs!

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Rehype

+10! This has to be one of the most unique and awesome biotopes i have ever ever seen!!!It belongs in an aquarium. Unbelievable job!!!

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weta

thanks for the kind words :D

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FiReBrEaThInGCuTtLeFiSh!XD

You definitely deserve it. Superb job, absolutely amazing and I would love to see this a TOTM as well.

 

:welcome: to Nano-Reef and on behalf of everyone else here, I demand more pics!!!....please :P

 

One of the coolest tanks I've seen. Have you ID'ed all the species of whats in there? You should put up an inventory of livestock and hardware. I know I'm not the only one who wants to know what your using to make that thing rock!

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weta
You definitely deserve it. Superb job, absolutely amazing and I would love to see this a TOTM as well.

 

:welcome: to Nano-Reef and on behalf of everyone else here, I demand more pics!!!....please :P

 

One of the coolest tanks I've seen. Have you ID'ed all the species of whats in there? You should put up an inventory of livestock and hardware. I know I'm not the only one who wants to know what your using to make that thing rock!

ta, its kind of hard to id the creatures because they are mostly unglamorous little things that live in mangrove forests and rubble.

There are 4 juvie Leptograpsus variegatus, 3 pistol shrimp, 2 glass shrimp, 2 porcelain crabs, 3 hermit crabs, 2 snails, a mud anemone, a cushion star and about 6 shore crabs of unknown id.

 

as far as hardware goes it is very minimalistic.. and kind of ghetto- there is a small pump from an old water feature in the sump, which is just a big interchangeable bucket that has lumps of diy liverock in it for filtration.

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the overflow is made from a juice jug, the plumbing is irrigation pipe and fittings.

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the lighting is two cfl's in a diy hood made from mdf and a couple of $8 desk lamps.

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it used to look a lot different. it started as a more unusual biotope, but it turned out to be too high maintenance.

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top left is the earliest pic. I liked the green mossy look but got sick of the constant misting and cleaning.

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hlander

I cant get enough of this tank! :) Awesome JOB!!!

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C-Rad

I'm even more impressed now that I see how you MacGyvered it together like that. Not only did you design and build an exceptionally beautiful and interesting tank, but you had so much extra ingenuity laying around that you had no need for something so mudane as money.

 

As you kiwi's say, "good on you!"

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hlander

This really needs to be TOTM!! It is one of the coolest tanks ever!

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Hero

I'm very impressed with your tank. +1 for outstanding aquarium design.

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Zo0k365

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Damn :naughtydance:

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kingwintergreen

not bad

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