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Current FTS Hi there, it's been a little bit! I took a break from the hobby, but I can't help but get excited again with everyone's reef inspiration! After a few years of being away from Nano-Reef I decided on April 2nd to take a peek & see what I've been missing out on... Now I just have to jump in & get my feet wet (literally)! I love reading about people's reefs & seeing all the cool photos, but haven't been one to comment much. Hopefully getting involved with this old school pico reef contest will give me a boost to engage with you all more. I'm excited! TANK- UNS 3N Rimless LIGHT- Fluval Sea Nano Marine LED Light mount- gooseneck tablet stand HOB- Aquaclear 50 POWERHEAD- TBD HEATER- Tetra 50 watt LID- Cut Plexiglass SALT- Red Sea Coral Pro CORALS- TBD LIVESTOCK- TBD My 1st challenge right now is the mount to my light fixture. I plan to set up my tank as a peninsula with the aquaclear on one end, so then there's no room to mount the light on the rim of tank. I'm not a real fan of that anyway b/c of how small this thing is. This particular light comes with a metal bracket that's just shy of 1 inch wide & thin that slides into a slot in the body of the light fixture. It does not tighten into place & that does concern me as well... could it possibly slide off? I'd like to mount the light to the little table/desk that the tank is sitting on. Just need to find something that has enough extension for the light to be able to "hover" over the tank. Also, something that will securely hold the light fixture & not drop the darn thing. Could something like this work? Another option... I am going to head to the hardware store & electronics store to see if they might have something similar or even a longer metal bracket, like the one that came with the light. What do ya'll think? You all always have great ideas, so please help a girl out! Update: I went with option #1, above ^
FTS 11/1/17 Figured I would try and take a stab at this contest. I really wanted to try something different that I hadn't necessarily seen before. This may fail horribly but it should be fun trying. I still haven't found the exact jar I want to use but will most likely go with one of the par lights, a small heater, and a little powerhead to keep the bottom clean. The only other thing I am worried about with this design is the lack of biological filtration due to the lack of sand and rock. Again this is more of a fun experiment though so we will see. The idea is to glue a single piece of tonga to the jars lid and attach the corals to that. Maintenance will consist of lifting the lid with the rock/corals on it, dumping out the old water, and adding clean water. The light will sit inside a small cabinet and shine from the bottom up. I think it should create an interesting little desk lamp as well. I plan on going out this weekend to find a jar and a cabinet for it to sit on :-) . Just wanted a bit of feedback on the design. The plan: Sorta what I have in mind: The tank! The tanks view :-p
seabass posted a topic in General DiscussionSo I just threw this together to help raise awareness of Nano-Reef.com's newest pico contest: I hope lots of people decide to join in the fun.