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365 Day All-in-One Nano Reef Challenge 🏁

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banasophia

Oh geez you guys are making this look like too much fun... maybe the hubs won’t notice if I sneak a small one into the home office!! 🤔🤫

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banasophia

So what’s the smallest all-in-one that can grow corals with its stock lights? 

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banasophia

May be Tini Tank time!

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banasophia

Ah dang those have tini sumps! 😩😩😩
 

 

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danistarr

A couple questions.

 

1. Does the entry photo have to have all the equipment you plan to use in it (such as the powerhead, heater, pumps, etc) or can it just be the empty tank with the AIO compartment?

 

2. Can the AIO be one that is added separately, such as an Oceanbox AIO Reef Conversion kit? 

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Christopher Marks
9 minutes ago, danistarr said:

A couple questions.

 

1. Does the entry photo have to have all the equipment you plan to use in it (such as the powerhead, heater, pumps, etc) or can it just be the empty tank with the AIO compartment?

 

2. Can the AIO be one that is added separately, such as an Oceanbox AIO Reef Conversion kit? 

1. Empty tank and dividing compartment is fine to start. 
 

2. Yup, DIY all-in-one tanks are welcome!

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danistarr
30 minutes ago, Christopher Marks said:

1. Empty tank and dividing compartment is fine to start. 
 

2. Yup, DIY all-in-one tanks are welcome!

Thank you! 🙂

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danistarr
3 hours ago, banasophia said:

Oh geez you guys are making this look like too much fun... maybe the hubs won’t notice if I sneak a small one into the home office!! 🤔🤫

I already have started the bargaining and negotiating with mine! 😄

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Pjanssen
10 hours ago, seabass said:

You'll have to empty it out, dry it out, then take a proper pic.  Shouldn't be too hard, if you still wish to enter.  Put the rock and water in 5 gallon buckets while you take the entry photo.  Then you'll need a contest thread.

Soooo. I can empty out my IM14 Caribbean tank, clean it up, put a bottle of ketchup in it, take a pic, then put everything back in and I'm good to go?...Just Kidding. I'm out for this one, but I'll be following along.

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banasophia

Ahhh wowwww!! I’m doing some research and just came across an awesome surprise! Looks like the model reef tank on the website for the Cadlights 4G Mini is the retired tank of our very own @teenyreef! Very cool! And the tank seems to be a good smaller all-in-one contender too!

 

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Sancho
17 minutes ago, banasophia said:

Ahhh wowwww!! I’m doing some research and just came across an awesome surprise! Looks like the model reef tank on the website for the Cadlights 4G Mini is the retired tank of our very own @teenyreef! Very cool! And the tank seems to be a good smaller all-in-one contender too!

 

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Same tank I have...it came in a 4 and an 8....I don’t think the either hold the water that’s advertised my 8 really only held about 4.5 gallons 🤷‍♂️

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Sancho
2 hours ago, banasophia said:

So what’s the smallest all-in-one that can grow corals with its stock lights? 

The CAD lights 4 with led was the smallest aio Ive seen that was truly a plug and play pico / nano 

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pokerdobe

I'm pretty tempted...

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ef4life

I’ve been on OfferUp scouting for used aio tanks. I have a brand new 5g glass tank from Petco I might try and do something with diy. I’m Not sure if I’m going to do this competition or not yet. 

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Tamberav

Do they not make the waterbox 4g anymore?

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MaineReefkeeper
3 hours ago, Tamberav said:

Do they not make the waterbox 4g anymore?

No. Discontinued.

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kimberbee
7 hours ago, Sancho said:

The CAD lights 4 with led was the smallest aio Ive seen that was truly a plug and play pico / nano 

Isn't there a tiny JBJ out there that came with a light. Kat used it for her little garden tank with the polymer tree... 

 

Cubey 3 gallon... looks like it's  discontinued. 😕

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Ratvan
12 hours ago, banasophia said:

Oh geez you guys are making this look like too much fun... maybe the hubs won’t notice if I sneak a small one into the home office!! 🤔🤫

 

7 hours ago, pokerdobe said:

I'm pretty tempted...

 

6 hours ago, ef4life said:

I’ve been on OfferUp scouting for used aio tanks. I have a brand new 5g glass tank from Petco I might try and do something with diy. I’m Not sure if I’m going to do this competition or not yet. 

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seabass
11 hours ago, Pjanssen said:

Soooo. I can empty out my IM14 Caribbean tank, clean it up, put a bottle of ketchup in it...   Just Kidding.

Yeah, I thought about that too.  I know you were joking; however, people do like to push the limits.  So where is the hypothetical line?

 

If it were up to me, I'd say that livestock shouldn't be removed just to be added back into the same tank.  If someone wanted to use a currently setup AIO, they should permanently transfer the livestock to another tank.

 

Of course, we still get into the issue of using coral from our other tanks.  That has typically been allowed.  I'm planning on doing this.

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Tigahboy

 Wow.  This is awesome!  Very tempted to get in on this if I can get my act together in time. 

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ef4life

so last night I couldn’t sleep, brainstorming competition tank ideas. I think I’m in. And I think I’m going bare bottom to try something different 

 

any ideas for a 5 gallon sized return pump and wavemaker?

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Ratvan
6 minutes ago, ef4life said:

so last night I couldn’t sleep, brainstorming competition tank ideas. I think I’m in. And I think I’m going bare bottom to try something different 

 

any ideas for a 5 gallon sized return pump and wavemaker?

Cobalt Mini 404 or 606 for the return

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Tamberav

Betta fish thinking....Stop looking at my home you vulture!!

 

 

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Jeff@CoralVue

This is going to be an amazing competition! Can't wait to see the builds come to life!

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banasophia
54 minutes ago, Tamberav said:

Betta fish thinking....Stop looking at my home you vulture!!

 

 

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Beautiful tank!

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