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  1. jbowser

    GU10 LED Build Thread (Chinese Ebay Lights)

    Has anyone thought of changing a white or blue led with a red one? I'm retrofitting the hood of my 15g aquarium (a standard 24x12x12) with either 10 or 8 (depending on how the coral will react) 4W bulbs and I was thinking of adding 2 1W reds (660nm) to supplement the spectrum a bit. Any thoughts on adding 1 or 2 reds? Jb
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    DIY Doseing Pump

    yeah I will do that I will try to document all the diy stuff that I will be doing for this tank, but for now I'm not completely sure how I want to mount the pump to the tank and how I want to make the food container.
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    DIY Doseing Pump

    Well there is a sort pump inside with 2 one-way valves and yes it is motion sensor based, but it could be controlled using an arduino or similar uC. But the quantity ranges from 1 to 1.5ml so I will be using it as a feeding pump for a 3g with ats experiment.
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    DIY Doseing Pump

    Maybe this is hijacking your thread a little, but I just bought and gutted a dettol no touch (cheap automatic soap dispenser, like the picture a few posts back), is there interest in some picture here or would it be better to start a new thread? Jb
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    Billy bookcase as aquarium stand?

    Yes they are made from particle board with a thin nice looking finish. I think I don't want the fuss of reinforcing this case, so I will just have to go to an ikea and see if they have a nice low case something like the expedit series (they can easily hold a 16g). Jb
  6. I was first planning on using an expedit bookcase (the tall version) as a stand for a pico reef, but that case really limits the tank size I could use and I don't want a 3g tank. So I was really enthusiastic when I found the billy bookcase serie! But I would like to have some input on whether that case could hold something like a 6 or maybe even an 8g tank or if it would need some reinforcement? This is how the case looks: Each shelf is supported by 4 wooden pegs, not that much... If this case could hold something like 30 to 40kg than I would add a sort of door to the shelf above the tank to hide the lights, wires, ato, auto feeder and maybe some supplies. I hope you can help me out Jb
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    Calling all wartskin owners!

    So why shouldn't we feed guppy's? and why can we feed molly's? Given the fact that both those fish breed like crazy, one could setup a simple supply of life food, right? I'm asking because chromis and damsel are more expensive where I live... Jb
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    Arthur's Nano Reef Tank: Simplicity

    How are you liking the t5 lighting? I'm considering setting a 60cm tank up and having a hard timing deciding on t5 or led... Ohh I think you have a 17,5g not a 15g I'm also wondering how your small school of chromis is doing? I've heard that they tend to kill each other if the tank is too small! I was thinking either 3 or 4 chromis or a pair of clownfish for my own tank. Jb
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    10 gallon all in one, brainstorming

    ATS = Algea Turf Scrubber, but I guess you already found that out I guess you could use a ats instead of a fuge with cheato, not sure though... But you will have to do some research if you want to try it! And March the first a new design will be revealed! Supposedly a lot better and simpler! Personally I dont like the look of a rock wall (I like open reefs) Jb
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    10 gallon all in one, brainstorming

    Maybe you could look into building a build-in ATS? I'm considering to upgrade my 5,5 to a 10 with just an ATS filtration. Also to try the concept (altough they discourage beginners to try it!) Jb
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    NanoTopia's ZEOvit 80L [ ]

    This tank is amazing! I'm inspired by your school of chromis, considering doing something similar with my larger tank. Do you think 20g is enough for 6 chromis? A vid would be cool too! Jb
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    Arthur's Nano Reef Tank: Simplicity

    Really nice start! I'm really diggin a clean and simple sumpless nano, I might just convert my 13g (60x30x30) aquarium this way! How is that stand holding up? its from ikea right? I have the same one, just tilted 90 degrees and my tv is on it, never though it could hold so much weight! Jb
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    10 gallon all in one, brainstorming

    I wouldn't use the AC70! many of them tend to be rather noisy!!! sometimes its an easy fix, but in my case it wasn't... If you will make such a big " sump" , why not make a small portion for a fuge? this will also mean that you can place the tank closer to the wall and less things sticking out I'm following arthur currently who is setting up a 15g, with simplicity in mind and I'm really digging his approach, maybe you should check it out too. Whichever way you go, keep us updated Jb
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    10 gallon all in one, brainstorming

    If I would do the same, I would probably do 1/3 fuge/sump and the rest DT or half DT and make an extra divider behind the fuge/sump for top off water. Or just buy a 5,5g and replicate that ecoreef one! that looks realy cool and simple Jb
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    Sunken bomber

    This is a pretty cool idea! I have a super shallow square tank (12x12x4,5") and no idea what to do with it... If I only could find a small enough model... most are 1/48 and thats way to big... Jb