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Need advice with sump design for AIO.

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grusus

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Skimmer had a smaller footprint than exspected. But I like the extra space so I don't mind, and there is no risk for water over the edge if skimmer goes crazy.

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I will not only rely on the suction cups.

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Attempt on a media rack. Alot of scratches, bad cuts and glue spill, but will hopefully get the jobb done. As you see only the middle chamber is removable. I glued the acrylic/egg crate together using acrylic glue. It seems to have bonded really strong .

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grusus

Update misstake.

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grusus

I haven't given up.

In one week it's time for the water test. Tank has been drying for 2 weeks so that should be enought.

 

Stand is almost finished. I used plywood and wood veneer this time and it turned out soo much better. Now I just need some dark (black) stain and varnish.

 

I also found a nice acrylic box for the gravity feed ATO. 1,5 gallon which should be enought.

 

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I'm going to attach a back wall and floor to make it eaven more steady. But It's already very steady and I don't think I need any more studs.

 

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I got the design idea from reef savvy stands.

 

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DIY media basket. It was a hell drilling all those holes!

 

I think there will be water in this tank soon (doubt you guys belive that though)

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Well, tank seems to hold water with no issue at all, no leaking between sump and tank either, and also good flow through the media basket (jebao 1200 at 100% in the vid)

 

Question. Is it really neccessary to add a baffle between media basket and return chamber? I will of course raise the water lvl in the media/return chamber.

 

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grusus

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IMAG0104_zpsqlbqmpjk.jpgSalwater in the tank!

 

The shimmer from these leds look so much better than I thought they would. I know It's only blue/white channel, but compare to my former Ati sirius( when set on only blue/white) the blend/ is much better on these blau nano. But that's only my personal opinion of course..

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vision

looking great. skimmer looks promising

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grusus

looking great. skimmer looks promising

Thanks! Took me a few years but finnally I have the tank up and running. Now the hard part begins.

 

Yeah, I'm also interested to see how well it performs.

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It's been a while since an update, and I Never thought this would happen after all my mayor misstakes.

 

Yesterday l Finally got fish in the tank! A pair of tank breed clowns between 1.1-1.5" and they are so beautiful!! I bought them from a SW fish only store with great reputation, rather 3ours driving instead for 15min to nearest "pet smart".

 

I drip acclimated in a dark bucket for about an our, then l turned of all the light in the room after they were intruduced to the tank, and now l only have some blue on low % to start the day with.

 

Btw. The tank looks completly different today. I had so much time to change things, and l actually took most of the rock out for a day to build a better scape using marco mortar. That was however 1.5 months ago, so in a way this tank have been up running since september, that's just crazy. So much wasted salt/ro/di water and filter floss to keep the tank in condition.

 

Next update will be in a few days when l know they have settled down and seem healthy,so hopfulle alive news.

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So far so good in the tank.

 

I tried to feed a little this morning. First l tried some Ocean nutrition frozen food but they were not interrested for now. Then l tried New Life Spectrum Thera A - Small Fish pellets which they ate eagerly, and so did my two hermit crabs aswell.

 

 

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I also made a cave which now serves as a dubble cave. It's the low flat structure to the right in the video. It has a reef plate lid.

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And a DIY screen top.

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Here we go!

 

 

A small pinch mean way too much food, well i will learn eventually.

And most of the food will end up in the filter floss anyway so.

 

After day two in my tank i made sure to feed much because of how stress active they were. I fed NLS thera A twice and frozen once a day.

Now they have calmed down alot though, so instead of pellets twice they "only" get pellets/frozen once a day.

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ramona

Do you still have this tanK?

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