Jump to content
A Little Blue

Little Blue Nano 2.5 build - overflow 4 AWC drilled

Recommended Posts

A Little Blue

I’ll be documenting everything that has anything to do with 2.5 gallon contest in this thread. Ofcause these are my own experiences and I honestly have no idea how this is going to turn out, as most of this setup, techniques, materials  are out of my comfort zone. 

 

There are no  official rules posted yet so this is just a “dry” run at aquascape, filtration options, stocking options and other weird stuff. 

So far, I have tested the tank, filter features, heater options and did some aquascape epoxing. I don’t mind sharing my strategy as it is doomed for failure so feel free to duplicate if you must. Lol

 

  • Like 4

Share this post


Link to post
skyscraper2290

Looks like you are off to a great start! I have almost all the pieces together for mine now. This should be a lot of fun. Excited to see what direction you take it for stocking! 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Superdave

Really like the rock placement, particularly on the left side where you have rock nearly reaching top of the water line.  Makes me want to rearrange my rock work a bit!

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
A Little Blue
19 hours ago, skyscraper2290 said:

Looks like you are off to a great start! I have almost all the pieces together for mine now. This should be a lot of fun. Excited to see what direction you take it for stocking! 

 

17 minutes ago, Superdave said:

Really like the rock placement, particularly on the left side where you have rock nearly reaching top of the water line.  Makes me want to rearrange my rock work a bit!

Thanks guys but it’s just a prototype mock-up. Honestly, I don’t know exact direction that I’ll be going with. 

Corals choice is going to be touch. Probable softies and some encrusting kind. 

I did come up with an amazing flow solution but that’s going to have to wait. 

Hipe you guys start a little thread of your own on 2.5 build. I like to check what others got up their sleeve. 

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
skyscraper2290

Gotta start somewhere right. I plan on starting my thread when I finish the scape. Think it’s going to be unique but will have to see how it turns out. I know one coral I want to do is a gsp mat on the bottom glass as I’m going BB. 

Share this post


Link to post
Friendly

can we get a face on photo? and what tank did you use? look like it a janky that was derimmed?

Share this post


Link to post
A Little Blue
4 hours ago, skyscraper2290 said:

Gotta start somewhere right. I plan on starting my thread when I finish the scape. Think it’s going to be unique but will have to see how it turns out. I know one coral I want to do is a gsp mat on the bottom glass as I’m going BB. 

 

4 hours ago, skyscraper2290 said:

Gotta start somewhere right. I plan on starting my thread when I finish the scape. Think it’s going to be unique but will have to see how it turns out. I know one coral I want to do is a gsp mat on the bottom glass as I’m going BB. 

I was thinking of sand and almost went with it but my new bottom fed "innovative" vortech wanna be circulation pumps will create a sand storm. So no sand.

On the side note, I'm probably bailing out of this contest but will build this 2.5 the way I WANT IT. So, if you're interested, stop by anytime.

 

Share this post


Link to post
skyscraper2290
33 minutes ago, A Little Blue said:

 

I was thinking of sand and almost went with it but my new bottom fed "innovative" vortech wanna be circulation pumps will create a sand storm. So no sand.

On the side note, I'm probably bailing out of this contest but will build this 2.5 the way I WANT IT. So, if you're interested, stop by anytime.

 

Totally understand with the HOB only rule but will definitely be watching your progress on this build. Looks like it will be a great one!

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
A Little Blue
6 minutes ago, skyscraper2290 said:

Totally understand with the HOB only rule but will definitely be watching your progress on this build. Looks like it will be a great one!

I’ll post a short video of my Frankenstein “Vortech” wanna be pumps in a bit. 

And I get the rules and all that but I don’t do well under authoritarian choke so no, it is not my thing. I’ll do my thing tho. Good luck at the contest. 👍

Share this post


Link to post
skyscraper2290

Appreciate it! I’m hoping all get the build thread going by the end of the week. Almost have my scape finished for it. 

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
A Little Blue
2 minutes ago, skyscraper2290 said:

Appreciate it! I’m hoping all get the build thread going by the end of the week. Almost have my scape finished for it. 

If I can be of any help just ask or PM me. 

Have fun. 

  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
A Little Blue

Introduction to the “Magic Nano Wave Pumps”. Enough flow for most corals. Silent. Downward flow = corals get plenty of nutrients during feeding time. Pulls water skim of the surface down and makes surface skimming “almost” unnecessary. 

Invisible and low energy. 

Enjoy😉

 

 

  • Like 8
  • Wow 2

Share this post


Link to post
skyscraper2290

That’s one of the coolest ideas you could have for flow in a pico!

  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
A Little Blue
25 minutes ago, skyscraper2290 said:

That’s one of the coolest ideas you could have for flow in a pico!

Thanks. Might call them Little Blue Waves lmao. 

Next: new carpet, the “real” filtration and not that bs HOB crap. “Natural” nutrient export, ATO and coral list (general ideas). 

 

Share this post


Link to post
skyscraper2290

What’s a SW tank without having to do some extra home improvement work haha. ATO is something I have to figure out still.

Share this post


Link to post
A Little Blue
18 minutes ago, skyscraper2290 said:

What’s a SW tank without having to do some extra home improvement work haha. ATO is something I have to figure out still.

Originally I was going with continues water change system because that tinny HOB would not be efficient enough to handled livestock I have planned to keep. 

However, now it’s a different story. My filtration will be able to handle just about anything and I’ll keep the Alk levels thru ATO+Kalkwasser. 

My solution is a bit costly so you probably don’t wanna go that route. 

On the cheap side I would go with this or similar. All you need is a small container of RO water and slow drip to your tank. They have various drop per minute rate. This one is 10 drops per minute. You can also add Kalkwasser (one teaspoon per 1gallon) to that RO water and that will keep your Alk in check when you fill that tank with stonies. With softies, you don’t really need it (or you might need just a bit) but you can add like 1ml of strontium and and half a ml of iodine. 

 

A6503FCD-7E93-469A-97AD-77277DAF66FD.thumb.jpeg.51030d9fc84fdd1c66325a893debfe3c.jpeg

Share this post


Link to post
jbb_00

340162278_giphy(7).gif.3bfe64d2924b0e94ad78a9f81a462407.gif

  • Haha 4

Share this post


Link to post
A Little Blue
11 minutes ago, jbb_00 said:

340162278_giphy(7).gif.3bfe64d2924b0e94ad78a9f81a462407.gif

7B46C068-D306-4B99-8457-2A31A1FB8FD6.gif.cc4aeda089352b318f24863186f8c118.gif

Share this post


Link to post
jbb_00
4 hours ago, A Little Blue said:

 

On the side note, I'm probably bailing out of this contest but will build this 2.5 the way I WANT IT. So, if you're interested, stop by anytime.

 

Kinda on the fence still with mine 🤔

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
A Little Blue
9 minutes ago, jbb_00 said:

Kinda on the fence still with mine 🤔

I can’t deal with that.

I rather have fun right here. You’re welcome to join anytime and have that personal war continue. Lol

We can figure out what the prize might be. 

But seriously, have fun at contest. It’s not going to be an easy thing to do tho. Lol

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
DSFIRSTSLTWATER

wow, this thing is gonna be awesome. I can't wait to see what you do bud 😁.

  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
A Little Blue
Just now, DSFIRSTSLTWATER said:

wow, this thing is gonna be awesome. I can't wait to see what you do bud 😁.

2.5gal of madness. Lmao. 

And THANKS!!!!👍😉🤣

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
DSFIRSTSLTWATER
1 minute ago, A Little Blue said:

2.5gal of madness. Lmao. 

And THANKS!!!!👍😉🤣

So you gonna go with a baby bull shark or baby hammerhead?? I know the tank is too small for a full grown one so I'm sure they will be guests till you upgrade to a bigger tank 🤣😂

 

On a serious note, are you going with fish? Or are you just sticking with some corals and inverts?

Share this post


Link to post
A Little Blue
2 minutes ago, DSFIRSTSLTWATER said:

So you gonna go with a baby bull shark or baby hammerhead?? I know the tank is too small for a full grown one so I'm sure they will be guests till you upgrade to a bigger tank 🤣😂

 

On a serious note, are you going with fish? Or are you just sticking with some corals and inverts?

Lol Baby hammerhead 🤚down!!! 👊🏻

 

And absolutely YES, fish and invert(s). 

  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
DSFIRSTSLTWATER
1 minute ago, A Little Blue said:

Lol Baby hammerhead 🤚down!!! 👊🏻

 

And absolutely YES, fish and invert(s). 

You gonna do like a tailspot blenny or clown goby or something? Maybe a rock flower nem or two?

Share this post


Link to post

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Recommended Discussions

×
×
  • Create New...