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20L AIO build -365 Day All-in-One Nano Reef Challenge

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spectra

Looks great! glad to help out it was just collecting dust in the garage............

 

If you stick with scape just add the sand around the rock...........better to have it on the glass so nothing shifts........

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shaneandjohn

You two have done a great job with this build. I really like the scape you have constructed and I completely agree with the advice above ^^^^^^^

 

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righttirefire

Just found this. Looking great guys. Amazing how much better it looks at your house. Great scape!

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Matteo

Looking good! 

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This guy is extra salty

that is a pretty sweet aquascape

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waldoz

 

11 hours ago, seabass said:

He did a great job.

Yeah he did! I seriously think this building Legos. LOL

6 hours ago, debbeach13 said:

That really looks great. Two thumbs up. You might want to check that your glass cleaner either magnet or scraper fits between rock and glass.  

LoL that is funny, WE don't have one but we have my hand thickness between the glass and rock.  That should be enough I hope and we have not really looked at any.

3 hours ago, spectra said:

Looks great! glad to help out it was just collecting dust in the garage............

 

If you stick with scape just add the sand around the rock...........better to have it on the glass so nothing shifts........

That is the plan.  Its pretty solid and it does not wiggle at all. 

3 hours ago, shaneandjohn said:

You two have done a great job with this build. I really like the scape you have constructed and I completely agree with the advice above ^^^^^^^

 

Yeah all you guys have help a lot to get this far.

2 hours ago, righttirefire said:

Just found this. Looking great guys. Amazing how much better it looks at your house. Great scape!

Glad you found it again.  Some things do look better inside the house than sitting in a garage doing nothing. 😉   But thanks again! We would still be in a 2 gallon jar still. LOL

38 minutes ago, Matteo said:

Looking good! 

He woke up this morning and I asked him how he felt about it..   He still loves it so that what we are going to roll with.

8 minutes ago, This guy is extra salty said:

that is a pretty sweet aquascape

Pretty much blew my mind but he has been racking his brain on how to use the rocks.  He almost gave up last night but he just kept messing around putting things together.

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waldoz

Been looking at glass cleaners. Looking for something on the lower end but does the job and floats.  Do you guys have any suggestions?  I'm sure you guys have gone through a few of these 😀

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24 minutes ago, waldoz said:

Been looking at glass cleaners. Looking for something on the lower end but does the job and floats.  Do you guys have any suggestions?  I'm sure you guys have gone through a few of these 😀

mag float is fairly cheap, I just use a old toothbrush(on acrylic).but I use an "algaefree" on glass 

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spectra
2 hours ago, waldoz said:

Been looking at glass cleaners. Looking for something on the lower end but does the job and floats.  Do you guys have any suggestions?  I'm sure you guys have gone through a few of these 😀

Should have said something........... :lol: I am sure I have one in one of the fish buckets.............now that I have 3/4" glass the nano ones just dont work right.............

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2 minutes ago, spectra said:

Should have said something........... :lol: I am sure I have one in one of the fish buckets.............now that I have 3/4" glass the nano ones just dont work right.............

Let me know if you find it, we can make a deal 😉

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4 hours ago, waldoz said:

Let me know if you find it, we can make a deal 😉

Well........

 

 

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waldoz

Almost ready.IMG_20200323_152542389.thumb.jpg.52b7d25180d65d63995edce3c489257a.jpg

 

Meat counter guy was very nice, no charge.🤪 Just waiting on our sunsun super cheap powerhead .  Could not pass it up for $9 shipped. It's only going to stay at in the mixing bucket.

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devaji108

mag floats work for me but I do have one of those flippers for my big build have not used it yet though...

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1000rrstunna

Flipper is the best cleaner for the $ hands down 

 

nice looking build glad glad to see things like this happening 

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Coastie

Scape looks awesome!  I suggest getting a 20+ gallon brute trash can from home Depot to store water in.  It makes water changes a lot less annoying.  

 

Additionally, get a cheap heater for the bucket too.  Salt mixes WAY better with warm water.  You'll need a refractometer too.  I think mine was $14 on eBay?  I took it to my LFS and they ensured it was calibrated.

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3 hours ago, 1000rrstunna said:

Flipper is the best cleaner for the $ hands down 

 

nice looking build glad glad to see things like this happening 

Yup should be nice. Thanks Spectra 🙂 for the deal!

 

17 minutes ago, Coastie said:

Scape looks awesome!  I suggest getting a 20+ gallon brute trash can from home Depot to store water in.  It makes water changes a lot less annoying.  

 

Additionally, get a cheap heater for the bucket too.  Salt mixes WAY better with warm water.  You'll need a refractometer too.  I think mine was $14 on eBay?  I took it to my LFS and they ensured it was calibrated.

We got a 35 gallon tote that is holding our water right now and its what we had.  We are on tight budget and could not have gotten this far with out every ones help. 🙂  We have a heater 300W  and a BRS Refractometer.  Yeah my son did a awesome job all by himself!

 

 

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1000rrstunna

Who built your aio insert 

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waldoz

We came up with the layout, but had a local shop cut it and glue it. There is a link on the first page about it.

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Coolbreeze
On 3/22/2020 at 1:24 AM, waldoz said:

Thanks to spectra my boy has done the happy dance. 

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 Got a screaming deal on some new old purple rock! 

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Broke them up and weighed out at 20lbs. 

We messed around with it for few hrs and gave up.   Funny thing is I came back in to my sons room and he had it all laid out and I did not even help him. 🙂 He is owning this scape!

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Pretty funny though he was saying dad take a picture quick before we mess it up and can remake it again.  😛

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So its in the tank and I told him to sleep on it and see how he feels about it tomorrow.  I don't think he is going to change it and If we are lucky it might get wet tomorrow.  

Still need to learn how to make some saltwater. LOL

All for now. 

 

 

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Very nice scape

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waldoz

It will look sweet with some sand for sure. 😁 I don't know how many times we have redone it. That golden triangle thing, tried to figure that out and gave up. It all worked out though. 👍

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waldoz

Its WET!! Now we wait. 

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Got our little critter in a bag brewing. 🙂

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It was nerve racking trying not to mess it up. LOL   The light will be off.

 

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yoshii

I really like the scape!

 

I may have missed it, but do you have plans for stocking?

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SaltyGallon

That's a clean scape, sir! So many little nooks and crannies and interesting spots... 👍

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8 hours ago, yoshii said:

I really like the scape!

 

I may have missed it, but do you have plans for stocking?

Well he has done a fair bit of reading and he wants a BTA and some clowns.  He wanted cardinals but yeah tank to small.

6 hours ago, Azur said:

That's a clean scape, sir! So many little nooks and crannies and interesting spots... 👍

At first I did not like it but, it grew on me.  Then when we got the sand it, I really like it and so does he.  He did a great job! We are really going to take it slow.

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1000rrstunna

That looks soooo good nice work!

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