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Living room nano build

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Barrett, Mar 11, 2018.

  1. Barrett GIRS Member

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    Thought I would start a build thread to track the progress on my first nano tank. I am really excited about this project and plan on having LPS (acans) some SPS, zoa garden and a GSP island.

    Tank: IM Nuvo 16
    Here is the new to me tank while I am cleaning it up thanks @Bud@Bud for the tip of placing paper towels soaked in vinegar on the back wall to remove the Coraline, it worked like a charm and wiped right off with a paper towel.

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    Equipment
    Light: Radion XR30 Gen 2 pro (overkill I know but I couldn’t pass up the deal and I don’t want to be limited by light on what corals I can keep)
    Return pump: Cobalt MJ1200
    Heater: Cobalt Neo-Therm 75w
    Powerhead: an old Jaebo I had lying around, going to switch it out for an mp10 eventually.
    Fuge light: JBJ Nano Glo
    ATO: Tunze 3152 nano
     
    Last edited: Mar 14, 2018
  2. Barrett GIRS Member

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    Her are some pictures I took while setting it up today. Will have to get some pictures of the aquascape tomorrow when the water clears.

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  3. Bud Loves Bacon Website Team Board of Directors Leadership Team GIRS Member

    West Des Moines, IA
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    Sweet, that's my little trick that I came up with at one point, I guess not many people really know that trick!
     
  4. DangerJ Well-Known ReefKeeper Board of Directors Leadership Team

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    Off to a great start!
     
  5. Foo

    Foo Well-Known ReefKeeper

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    nice light!
     
  6. Barrett GIRS Member

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    Yeah you might recognize it.
     
  7. Maureen Well-Known ReefKeeper Board of Directors Leadership Team GIRS Member

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    Very nice set up! Looks great there.
     
  8. Barrett GIRS Member

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    Thank you I am super excited to get it filled up.
     
  9. Barrett GIRS Member

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    I finally had sometime to get a few pictures after the water cleared up. I am thinking I should make both structures a little taller.

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  10. blackx-runner Administrator Website Team Leadership Team GIRS Member

    Cedar Rapids, IA
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    looking good.
     
  11. Barrett GIRS Member

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    Thank you
     
  12. Barrett GIRS Member

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    Added a few pieces of rock to make both structures taller. Any thoughts I really dislike aquascaping.
    Before

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    After

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