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20 Long Nano "Budget" Build *Picture Heavy*

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Put in some work this week to build a stand to replace the PetCo metal stand and make room for my sump and fuge.

 

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12 minutes ago, Firefish15 said:

Nice! Looks good! When's the move happening?

Be a little bit still. Building door for it, then paint. 

 

Still picking a return pump and skimmer.  Was think Reef Octupus BH50 but unsure for the return pump.

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Its the little things in life that make me smile...no more topping off when I get to work. Tunze 3155 and a Current USA 1050 for the sump/fuge build..

 

 

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Just now, Slim64684 said:

Nice progress. The "old" tank still doing good?

Yeah still running great just did test to day and look to be good. My GSP is starting to grow over the frag plug and on the the rock. Taking my time on the "new" tank to make sure its just how I want it and can move everything over pretty smoothly

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No I did make some changes. I just looked around and did read what other people are running AI's and Radion's. The blues and whites where higher but I thought I noticed that over the last week some of the color's looked bleached on the Zoa that is directly below it so I turned them down 5-10%

 

Sunrise/sunset R-7 G-7 B-40 W-0

Daylight R-15 G-15 B-80 W-20

Night R-0 G-0 B-25 W-0

 

It comes on at 10:30 am and starts the 1 hour cycle on the sunrise/sunset then goes to full daylight at 11:30. It starts its one hour ramp down at 7:30 pm and goes to the night setting at 8:30. It continues that setting for 6 hours I believe. 

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More progress tonight... Got to tear apart the plumbing to paint the stand then I will glue it all in place.

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Also add the doors and placed a piece of acrylic inside the surface skimmer with nylon fasteners to give me a little more control of the surface skimming water level. 

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2 hours ago, Firefish15 said:

I've got an empty 20g long, and you've got me plotting. :lol:

You should do it this have a been a good time to build I think should be plenty of filtration to handle whatever I can throw at this 20L. 

 

43 minutes ago, dvs1986 said:

wish i had your carpentry skills. great looking stand!

I used a little more putty than I wanted to but did all the cuts with a circular saw. I shouldn't be to upset I haven't built anything in years.

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59 minutes ago, dvs1986 said:

wish i had your carpentry skills. great looking stand!

I double that lol. I wish I could build a stand for my 75g

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17 minutes ago, DSFIRSTSLTWATER said:

I double that lol. I wish I could build a stand for my 75g

Have to build one for my brothers 75g after he saw this one. 

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20 minutes ago, ccejka said:

Have to build one for my brothers 75g after he saw this one. 

The stand that my 75 is on is a plain metal stand and all the sides are open. It has my cichlids in it right and it's downstairs in my man cave. I'm going to be switching it to salt and moving it back upstairs and i don't want that ugly stand in my living room. Reason I may have to try and build something is i"m going to sump it and I want to make sure all that is hidden. The problem is all the prebuilt stands are ugly and expensive and most don't have a way to put a sump in them. I tossed around the idea of maybe trying to make a fassad that i can move when I need to get to the sump, but I haven't seen anything for that either.

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38 minutes ago, DSFIRSTSLTWATER said:

The stand that my 75 is on is a plain metal stand and all the sides are open. It has my cichlids in it right and it's downstairs in my man cave. I'm going to be switching it to salt and moving it back upstairs and i don't want that ugly stand in my living room. Reason I may have to try and build something is i"m going to sump it and I want to make sure all that is hidden. The problem is all the prebuilt stands are ugly and expensive and most don't have a way to put a sump in them. I tossed around the idea of maybe trying to make a fassad that i can move when I need to get to the sump, but I haven't seen anything for that either.

Yeah that was the drive for me to build this, I wanted to have a big fuge and still have a sump so I built them seperate. Then I wanted a spot for my ATO reservoir so I did have to custom build one last night out of acrylic but its getting there.

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42 minutes ago, ccejka said:

Yeah that was the drive for me to build this, I wanted to have a big fuge and still have a sump so I built them seperate. Then I wanted a spot for my ATO reservoir so I did have to custom build one last night out of acrylic but its getting there.

Nice can't wait to see it :smilie:

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18 minutes ago, DSFIRSTSLTWATER said:

Nice can't wait to see it :smilie:

Me too lol

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Got the ATO reservoir built and test fit to its home yesterday. 

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Some progress pictures got some RO DI water flowing and found a few leaks so fix those and let the fuge dry.

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New RFG nozzles

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BH50 protein skimmer

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Tight fit but can still get the collection cup off.

 

 

 

 

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9 minutes ago, Slim64684 said:

Getting closer. Keep up the good work. 

Thanks.... has been an up hill battle but anything worth having seems to be this way.

 

Dig the ATO you are building FYI!

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