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So here is the start of the build, just five pieces of acrylic 

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  • 1@20”x20“ (base)
  • 2@20”x11”(front/back)
  • 2@19.5”x11“(sides)


I haven’t put something edible in it but it’s a “literal” start


first things first!
I have got to build the stand69D45FE9-8CE0-491F-A27B-3A5B1EDFF322.thumb.jpeg.c11fc26b1b16c7f638d4a474b6d39d3f.jpeg

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the stand is a 24x24X32 which will have a one inch top all of which is made out of scratch resistant lexan
 

now I will have to start building the tank!

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Equipment List

  • Uniclife dep-4000 DC return pump
    1052gph
  • AIprimeHD 
  • JBJ 65w actinic straight pin
  • auto aqua smart ATO/AWC

 

Substrate

  • 12lbs Brightwell aquatics koralLagoon 
  • 10lbs TLF Stax rock
  • 12lbs Walt Smith Fiji mud
  • 7 mangroves

 

Livestock

  • candycane pistol shrimp🦐
  • 6 Green Chromis 
  • 2 black clownfish

 

my goal for this tank is to keep it as a Ultra Low Maintenance  “ULM”  And keep it budget friendly. I already owned all the equipment previously. Which kept it budget friendly with the exception of the rock and sand.(I had to ask if I could spent 60$ @Marine Depot when they had a sale going.) 

 

it’s still early in the competition You’ll find out later in the thread. 

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Maybe more pictures 

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devaji108

nice! I have always dreamed of building a little nano tank like this fallowing for sure.

but remember you need a contentment pic or you prob. will be disqualified...lol would hate for you to go pick up the prize and the 2nd place person  brings it up 😜

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Smurf

I am interested 

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10 hours ago, devaji108 said:

nice! I have always dreamed of building a little nano tank like this fallowing for sure.

but remember you need a contentment pic or you prob. will be disqualified...lol would hate for you to go pick up the prize and the 2nd place person  brings it up 😜

This is no way a nano lol Contentment?

the tank hasn’t even been glued or assembled yet 😂 

9 hours ago, Smurf said:

I am interested 

I am too!!

 

 

also the stand will be housing all the electronics ATO and dosing containers

 

@inland_reef I might need your help moving the stand

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devaji108

holly cow. this is going to be amazing! 

so cool you have the tools and skillz to do that. 

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On 2/5/2020 at 7:15 PM, devaji108 said:

holly cow. this is going to be amazing! 

so cool you have the tools and skillz to do that. 

Lol like I said it’s just a start. 
i still have a couple weeks to get everything built.


I’m trying to myself to spend 60$ For some rock and sand..

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Ratvan

Any coloured acrylic going into this one?

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8 hours ago, Ratvan said:

Any coloured acrylic going into this one?

I haven’t decided yet I’ll have to see what I have available 😂 

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13 hours ago, This guy is extra salty said:

I’m trying to convince the ole lady to let me spend 60$ For some rock and sand..🤞

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1 hour ago, jbb_00 said:

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She’s being firm with not spending money 😭

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Everyone is getting their tanks ready And I’m over here doing this

 

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SeaFurn

Nice! Following! 

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50 minutes ago, SeaFurn said:

Nice! Following! 

I’m glad to see you here for the ride 😂 

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Oh yea @SeaFurn those mangroves are getting new leaves

I can’t wait for them to get larger. It’s like watching water boil 😂 

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Tamberav

love it already and I don't even know what I am looking at!

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9 minutes ago, Tamberav said:

love it already and I don't even know what I am looking at!

It’s the stand for the tank, kind of like the stand I made for the previous contest lol but a lot bigger

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4 hours ago, This guy is extra salty said:

It’s the stand for the tank, kind of like the stand I made for the previous contest lol but a lot bigger

This is going to be so cool, acrylic stand topper or whole acrylic stand?

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7 hours ago, Ratvan said:

This is going to be so cool, acrylic stand topper or whole acrylic stand?

The top, bottom, and skin pieces are/will be acrylic the rest is polycarbonate which will be load bearing. I’m going to weight test the shelf this evening before I weld the top to it

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13 hours ago, This guy is extra salty said:

Oh yea @SeaFurn those mangroves are getting new leaves

I can’t wait for them to get larger. It’s like watching water boil 😂 

Cool!  But they are super boring!  It's exciting when I see a new root start to sprout! 😂🤣

I noticed that one is still kind of droopy.  Hopefully it straightens out at some point. 

 

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So I did a weight test also I was rocking it trying to make it fail like simulating a earthquake or my son trying to do who knows lolD80FE14E-4C68-4F2C-8E68-8C81848B8459.thumb.jpeg.dec7d1c7d708a0b481dc0e6abb5c6255.jpeg

 

yes the stand is upside down. I could’ve went with a thinner top like the bottom but I know I won’t have to support a 1” acrylic slab

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As I’m looking at this beast of a stand im trying to decide on  which color and what I should etch on it..


im leaning more towards doing a laser etching on mirror acrylic Something similar to thisA16EA6E4-A26C-4012-8340-1C5DC38AF9CC.thumb.jpeg.b8d7e56f881dd48d0c13fd4a8b1200d7.jpeg

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10 hours ago, This guy is extra salty said:

As I’m looking at this beast of a stand im trying to decide on  which color and what I should etch on it..


im leaning more towards doing a laser etching on mirror acrylic Something similar to thisA16EA6E4-A26C-4012-8340-1C5DC38AF9CC.thumb.jpeg.b8d7e56f881dd48d0c13fd4a8b1200d7.jpeg

That would look amazing

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Well I got the top welded and had my saw guy sit on the stand and it’s solid as a rock

(he’s a big boy 400lbs) I calculated the actual weight that will go on top is about 250-300Lbs 5F1EC44B-9894-44E1-A8DA-BCD0EC813240.thumb.jpeg.ec9aebd06c24ed5fd8d1eeccfc98cd66.jpeg

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i got my pieces cut to skin it with mirror acrylic 

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now time to build the tank!

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