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ReefersEdge

My 3 gallons of awesomesawse

This is my build thread for my 2.75g display pico.

 

here is my 5.5g tank and abs plastic dividers. there will be a display, fuge, and sump.

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here it is all put together.

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here you can see that i painted both side of the tank where the sump is, i even left a stripe unpainted so i can see my water level.

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heater and pump in the 3rd chamber

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now onto the aquascape.

 

cardboard box used for a template.

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the rock used for the scape

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one of the rocks i made with some epoxy

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I've always wanted to make a little AIO, maybe a bit bigger than this, but I definitely plan on doing it eventually. Where did you get the ABS dividers with teeth already cut? Or did you cut them to size and cut the teeth?

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This is how it sits right now. i do plan to built a hood for it, also the fuge isnt done yet (need to add sand and some macro).

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I've always wanted to make a little AIO, maybe a bit bigger than this, but I definitely plan on doing it eventually. Where did you get the ABS dividers with teeth already cut? Or did you cut them to size and cut the teeth?

 

 

I actually just got a few scrap a plastic company had laying around and cut to fit and cut the teeth my self

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Sweet build, welcome to the contest! Glad to see another thread up and running, and another unique build to add to the list! :) Good luck!

 

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Meta

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Sweet build, welcome to the contest! Glad to see another thread up and running, and another unique build to add to the list! :) Good luck!

 

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Meta

 

Thanks bro

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Thats a really great idea!

 

Maybe one day I could do something like that to my spare 3g tank...., to many projects in my head... gotta get back to studying xD

 

following!

 

jb

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Added sand today and redid the scape. Will update with pics tomorrow once the tank clears back up

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Very creative start, I like your design!

 

MG

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how are you liking your light fixture? I got the same one, and velcro'd a true lumen strip on for moonlights. i'm digging the color actually, I think it looks pretty nice.

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Very creative start, I like your design!

 

MG

 

Thanks Mike.

 

how are you liking your light fixture? I got the same one, and velcro'd a true lumen strip on for moonlights. i'm digging the color actually, I think it looks pretty nice.

 

Im loving it, its almost to blue though. I have not done anything for moon lights yet. Im building a hood for the tank to help hide cords and the light for the fuge and such, so ill prolly add them into the hood. I cant wait to start adding corals to see how they like the light.

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Thanks Mike.

 

 

 

Im loving it, its almost to blue though. I have not done anything for moon lights yet. Im building a hood for the tank to help hide cords and the light for the fuge and such, so ill prolly add them into the hood. I cant wait to start adding corals to see how they like the light.

 

call me craz but I love the blue, I wish it was even a little more blue lol. and yeah the wires were killing me. you should check out my thread to see how I hid them. lots and lots of zip ties!

 

also, you're so right...I wanna see the coloration of them under the LEDs.

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call me craz but I love the blue, I wish it was even a little more blue lol. and yeah the wires were killing me. you should check out my thread to see how I hid them. lots and lots of zip ties!

 

also, you're so right...I wanna see the coloration of them under the LEDs.

 

yeah the more i look at the tank the more im thinking its not too blue. your tank is looking good and i do like your wire management but im still going to build a hood. ive got this pretty sick idea that if i can pull off will send everyone into a mind twist and will have everyone blowing down before me. lol :bowdown::wacko:

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I noticed you're in Memphis, TN. I'm in Franklin, just south of Nashville.

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I noticed you're in Memphis, TN. I'm in Franklin, just south of Nashville.

 

oh yeah, i know franklin. you going to the swap in nashville on the 14th?

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Heck no. What LFS do you go to?

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Heck no. What LFS do you go to?

 

why not?

 

i got to the ones here in memphis (kermits reef and memfish). i was in nashville about a month ago and stopped by a lfs while i was there, i cant remember the name of it but it was a nice place, looking forward to stopping back there next time im in the area.

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TIME FOR AN UPDATE

 

got my sand in the tank

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the hitch hiker clam thats on one of my rocks

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the red star i picked up yesterday

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i left him some algae to graze on

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ill be adding the first couple of frags tonight and tomorrow.

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I can't believe you got a clam as a hitchhiker... that's insane.

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I can't believe you got a clam as a hitchhiker... that's insane.

 

Yeah it is! He is about the size of a quarter.

 

On a side note the fragging and movement of coral from my "big" tank to the pico had to be put off due to the fact that i had my daughter (she is 2) and she wanted so badly to help that she was just getting in the way and making it dificult. So it is happening tonight.

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Well its time for another update.

 

pics of the frags i added on 4/6/2012

 

green palys

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green/blue shroom

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some form of green lps (hitch hiker)

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chili pepper monti

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brown monti

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whats turning out to be gold and orange acans

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green striped shroom

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bright red shroom

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tiny frag of neon green leather

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pink palys

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GSP on a magnet on the back glass

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FTS

 

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Drip acclimating the zebra hermits i added last night.

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The three small ones went into the display, one large one went into my fuge, and the other two large ones went into my big tank.

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