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William’s “why am I doing this” ... old school pico

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So I might have pulled a trigger.... 

 

 

 

Aquarium specs:

Tank: UNS 3N

Light: Kessil A80 tuna blue 

Filter: Azoo mignon 150 (May replace later, have on hand) 

Heater: TBD, what have people used 

Auto-top off: TBD

Rock: Rubble from my RSR Nano 

Sand: TBD

 

Stocking: Green BTA, maybe a few corals from my RSR Nano, but I would kinda like it if I could just feature the anemone. I may add an anemone shrimp or crab.....

 

 

 

 

 

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27 minutes ago, SeaFurn said:

Cool! Is it a janky tank? 

Glad you are joining the fun! 

 

It’s against my better judgement to be sure..... but I have a wandering bubble-tip that could call it home 

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14 minutes ago, William said:

It’s against my better judgement to be sure..... but I have a wandering bubble-tip that could call it home 

Cool! I haven’t read that anyone is doing that yet so bonus! 

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1 hour ago, William said:

So I can’t think of anything more “Old school” ..... but it prob won’t be allowed 

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Welcome to the contest!!!

 

that is a huge filter!!

 

But unfortunately it isn’t within the allotted (.5gal) parameters.

 

given you say it’s .220 acrylic so subtracting .440 from all three variables 

gives

8.31x6.06x10.31/231=2.247gal

 

but from the looks of it, it’s not .220 (1/4in) acrylic but probably 1/8in so it’s still over 😭 

 

I’m still rooting for ya!

 

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2 minutes ago, This guy is extra salty said:

Welcome to the contest!!!

 

that is a huge filter!!

 

But unfortunately it isn’t within the allotted (.5gal) parameters.

 

given you say it’s .220 acrylic so subtracting .440 from all three variables 

gives

8.31x6.06x10.31/231=2.247gal

 

but from the looks of it, it’s not .220 (1/4in) acrylic but probably 1/8in so it’s still over 😭 

 

I’m still rooting for ya!

 

It was actually a joke, the “skilter” was a combination powerfilter and skimmer that came out in the late 90’s and early 2000’s .....

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Wow!  I thought my HOB was a beast.  That one is big. 

Yeah, I concur with Salty - that one's not going to be allowed....but you could use and participate in the non-conforming tanks category...

 

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1 minute ago, William said:

It was actually a joke, the “skilter” was a combination powerfilter and skimmer that came out in the late 90’s and early 2000’s .....

You know...the more I looked at that I was thinking I acutally had one of those...that top tray caught the skimmate....it was removable to clean it.  It used a wood airstone in the middle of the filter.  Total old school....

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I canceled my light order, after looking at more reviews, there want much positive about it ...

 

going to go with a Kessil A80 tuna blue 

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Now I just have to tell my partner about this..... (was working overnight at the hospital).....🤦🏻‍♂️🙏

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If you use the Azoo 150 the Marina C10 heater fits right in, and is ~$12 on amazon-IMG_20190331_094546.thumb.jpg.771c9a904fe11e57e51b62e868d63759.jpg

 

I'm using the Azoo 150, but depending on how you like things it may not be enough flow for you- I find that i need to run mine at ~60% flow in order for it not to have water bypassing the cartridge/media. If you go with more coarse media this may not be an issue for you. You could also run an additional powerhead too and just turn the Azoo down a bit.

 

The heater/filter combo sure makes for a low impact tank equipment setup though, the small intake fits the scale perfectly-

 

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5 minutes ago, Lingwendil said:

If you use the Azoo 150 the Marina C10 heater fits right in, and is ~$12 on amazon-IMG_20190331_094546.thumb.jpg.771c9a904fe11e57e51b62e868d63759.jpg

 

I'm using the Azoo 150, but depending on how you like things it may not be enough flow for you- I find that i need to run mine at ~60% flow in order for it not to have water bypassing the cartridge/media. If you go with more coarse media this may not be an issue for you. You could also run an additional powerhead too and just turn the Azoo down a bit.

 

The heater/filter combo sure makes for a low impact tank equipment setup though, the small intake fits the scale perfectly-

 

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14 hours ago, William said:

It’s against my better judgement to be sure..... but I have a wandering bubble-tip that could call it home 

Dont we all have a wandering nem

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2 minutes ago, Lingwendil said:

Do it! I'm doing sister tanks-

 

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If I did, I would prob move the freshwater aquarium to the left and put the blacked out background  saltwater one on the right 

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