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Saw another post on this mini reef and purchased one 5 minutes later 🙂 

 

Total water volume - .39 gallons

Purchased the stock heater, lights, and bamboo "stand" LOL

 

Who got some ideas on what to do with this!

Was thinking of either doing a few tiny rock nems and a shrimp, or maybe a few acans or palys with a shrimp

 

Thoughts?

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jbb_00

Bamboo ? 

 

 

Didnt have that option when I ordered.  

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smiz
24 minutes ago, jbb_00 said:

Bamboo ? 

 

 

Didnt have that option when I ordered.  

Its basically a small cutting board it sits on!

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Wingy

How about majano anemones.  Some are gorgeous and they are almost impossible to kill.  

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WV Reefer
9 hours ago, smiz said:

Saw another post on this mini reef and purchased one 5 minutes later 🙂 

 

Total water volume - .39 gallons

Purchased the stock heater, lights, and bamboo "stand" LOL

 

Who got some ideas on what to do with this!

Was thinking of either doing a few tiny rock nems and a shrimp, or maybe a few acans or palys with a shrimp

 

Thoughts?

🤔 I’m thinking mandarin. 

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Joevember

Following! Really interested to see what people can do with a tank so tiny.

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WV Reefer
20 minutes ago, jbb_00 said:

I used a non adhesive lightly frosted film to cover the back glass. It looks really good to me. If you want to try some just let me know, I had to buy a 6.5' roll , I will gladly send you some. 

 

https://www.lowes.com/pd/GILA-Decorative-36-in-W-x-78-in-L-Frosted-Crackled-Glass-Privacy-Decorative-Window-Film/4745119

Interesting idea. ....That stuff is so easy to use.  

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1 minute ago, WV Reefer said:

Interesting idea. ....That stuff is so easy to use.  

yeah and if I end up getting tired of it, I can just peel it off . Also used it to make a diffuser for my light. 

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Just now, jbb_00 said:

yeah and if I end up getting tired of it, I can just peel it off . Also used it to make a diffuser for my light. 

Very crafty you are. 🙂

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Tamberav

I am so jealous

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Reefkid88
On 11/21/2018 at 7:35 PM, jbb_00 said:

I used a non adhesive lightly frosted film to cover the back glass. It looks really good to me. If you want to try some just let me know, I had to buy a 6.5' roll , I will gladly send you some. 

 

https://www.lowes.com/pd/GILA-Decorative-36-in-W-x-78-in-L-Frosted-Crackled-Glass-Privacy-Decorative-Window-Film/4745119

 

 That is what I need !!! I have parchment paper over my light right now 😞 lol. 

 

 

 

 

 I can't wait to see what you guys do with the micro tanks. 

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glenawil

How bout a link to the tank you are using or this?         .39gallon?????

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WV Reefer
2 minutes ago, glenawil said:

How bout a link to the tank you are using or this?         .39gallon?????

https://minicompletetank.com/

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jbb_00
14 hours ago, Reefkid88 said:

 

 That is what I need !!! I have parchment paper over my light right now 😞 lol. 

 

 

 

 

 I can't wait to see what you guys do with the micro tanks. 

It's $20 at Lowe's or just cover shipping and I will cut you a piece. What I have left is 1' x 6'

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Reefkid88

All I need is a 12" x 8" piece. PM me for what you want foe shipping so we don't clog this thread up,please. 

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smiz

Great idea jb! I have some diffusion paper left over so might give that a try! Just got shipping confirmation so we will see when it arrives.

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smiz

It has arrived!!!!!

 

Just did a leak test and it is all good. Will bring home tonight to scape it and pick out its inhabitants :).

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Reefkid88

Its crazy with all these popping up !!! Moving along a lot faster than the other 2 lol. 

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16 minutes ago, Reefkid88 said:

Its crazy with all these popping up !!! Moving along a lot faster than the other 2 lol. 

:slap: mine is headed to @NanoRox for cool stuff 

 

@WV Reefer is just slow 

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Tamberav

Love love love it! I kinda want to diy one at some point with a tiny glass tank and diy sump/stand. Maybe a diy wood sump epoxied to make it waterproof. A girl can dream!

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3 hours ago, jbb_00 said:

:slap: mine is headed to @NanoRox for cool stuff 

 

@WV Reefer is just slow 

 Hahahaha so you know this is going to become a contest,right ?! Who is gonna have the best tank 🤔 !!!!

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13 hours ago, Reefkid88 said:

 Hahahaha so you know this is going to become a contest,right ?! Who is gonna have the best tank 🤔 !!!!

Game on Bitches!!! 😜

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smiz

UPDATE:

 

Last night I did testing on the heater, sat at around 76 degrees so I'm going to keep it (for now).

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Also did a pretty neat modification for flow. Below is my little walk through of it.

 

 - Started with a three way connector.

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 - I cut one of the knobs off and sealed the hole by melting with lighter. 

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 - I then used a clear piece of rigid RO line to connect through the pump. I had to widen the opening on the tank in order for this to fit.

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 - I also had to cut back some of the heat wrap around the pump connection for this to fit.

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 - I got lucky and had a thin piece of plastic I was able to drill a hole in for the tube to come off the elbow and slide thru to keep in place. This is what replaced the stock overflow piece

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 Note I did end up g the flexible blue tube coming of the elbow for a clear rigid piece.

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Arquisto

Thanks for sharing! Eagerly awaiting your updates and additions to the tank :).

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