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Homemade AIO plans...acrylic ordered!

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The plans and measurements are done.  Almost ready to go to the laser cutter.  Going to make one change and that is to not include a back panel.  I am going to keep the back side open so I can add a light on the back for some chaeto if I decide later.   

 

This tank is a standard 10 gallon I am converting to an AIO  (less actual volume for corals and fish once converted) and will be used as a display tank for my NanoRox at a local store.  

 

Im excited because the entire tank will just be NanoRox so instead of having a rock display in the center like you always see it will be all rock ledges around the sides leaving the center open.  

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With the 10g glass AIOs such as a fusion 10 being $100, is it price efficient to DIY a display tank? After the cost of acrylic. Weld on, laser cutting, etc. 

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22 minutes ago, HarryPotter said:

With the 10g glass AIOs such as a fusion 10 being $100, is it price efficient to DIY a display tank? After the cost of acrylic. Weld on, laser cutting, etc. 

Acrylic is $12

laser cutting  is free (friend has one)

already have a pump

loc line and connectors $18.

fun of trying a new project - priceless 

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Just waiting for my loc line and loc diffuser and the plumbing, such as it is, is ready to go.  Well, I have all the parts anyway. 

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Sounds neat! You ever thought about doing some sort of insert with your nanorOx? Like a back wall with ledges covered with coral?

 

Also consider using an aquamaxx instead of a standard? Would be very clean then, cleaner than a IM10g imo (not a fan of black silicone). It might showcase your rOx better.

 

If you were feeling super dramatic you could have a rOx sticking out of the water with air plants.

 

Ya I am getting crazy here but if I had the talent to make stuff like you can... lol 🙂  I'd be a bit wild with it.

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37 minutes ago, Tamberav said:

Sounds neat! You ever thought about doing some sort of insert with your nanorOx? Like a back wall with ledges covered with coral?

 

Also consider using an aquamaxx instead of a standard? Would be very clean then, cleaner than a IM10g imo (not a fan of black silicone). It might showcase your rOx better.

 

If you were feeling super dramatic you could have a rOx sticking out of the water with air plants.

 

Ya I am getting crazy here but if I had the talent to make stuff like you can... lol 🙂  I'd be a bit wild with it.

It’s like you are reading my mind. 🙂  I have been considering tricking  out the back wall and even making a NanoRox like return cover and overflow so nothing shows.  So many possibilities.  I also agree about the pump.  Thinking of a mighty jet From IM so it can also provide some wave motion.  

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Ok, plastic ordered.  I have also decided to make a custom top with clear acrylic.  Since the build will be very clean the measurements and cuts are very simple.  I ordered 1/16 and 1/8 inch thick acrylic for the top since I am not sure if the 1/16 will sag.   I am using 1/8 black acrylic for the filter walls/baffles.  I will also make a lid for the filter compartments.  Not sure if I will have left over acrylic for that or need more so will see.  

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