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Ryanerickson
12-23-2014, 05:33 AM
Hi guys did some big upgrades on my nano today and took the time to take pics along the way. so last month I painted my fireplace and added a floating shelf for my amp and telus box. http://i864.photobucket.com/albums/ab208/ryan_erickson/D2558472-57E0-4364-8EFE-FEF64E65D7C0_zpsg7gxz4f4.jpg
Middle of painting
http://i864.photobucket.com/albums/ab208/ryan_erickson/87D8A9D7-AAB0-473D-A63B-4A4B07CDE33E_zpsiglxcnba.jpg
Ok so this is what I started with you can see in this pic the nano on ugly bulky stand to the left today I dicided to build another floating shelf plus run drain and return thru wall into crawlspace and into sump in garage 40' away.
http://i864.photobucket.com/albums/ab208/ryan_erickson/444E0E50-1223-429B-94C4-3C8AA9B636D1_zpsn7re9zvg.jpg
I started by cutting into wall down the grove it's some sort of wood panel painted. Then removed and drilled 2 holes thru 2x4 in wall into crawlspace.
http://i864.photobucket.com/albums/ab208/ryan_erickson/B9B496B1-23B2-407C-A18D-00FE85156CF4_zpsdyorqpkb.jpg
Next I built a box and drilled a couple more holes for plumbing also running power so I have a plug for light.
http://i864.photobucket.com/albums/ab208/ryan_erickson/3C2A5B69-8C1A-44AD-8125-D0AA2DD9FEA2_zpstokaomxn.jpg
Pic of plumbing and electrical done next I have to run pipe thru crawlspace
http://i864.photobucket.com/albums/ab208/ryan_erickson/EE2169D8-5EA3-49D7-A049-3403667AF43D_zpsgpsqczv4.jpg
http://i864.photobucket.com/albums/ab208/ryan_erickson/D77AA20C-ADF9-4075-958C-C6B4547368C4_zpsx4v9j4sa.jpg
So I got the tank on the stand next I plumbed the bottom up.
http://i864.photobucket.com/albums/ab208/ryan_erickson/52D14415-C26E-4F0D-B107-1C8EE476B7CE_zpsihspoawt.jpg
http://i864.photobucket.com/albums/ab208/ryan_erickson/64DD789A-F567-4A4B-A364-6DC6D838DF09_zpsb1hhuyrv.jpg
You can see where I cut the access panel in this Pic tomorrow I will sand edges and re paint then put a few small brad nails to close.
http://i864.photobucket.com/albums/ab208/ryan_erickson/1C681807-AEEA-41F9-B39D-459292DB5849_zpsl8sgduox.jpg
This is about all I'm doing today still will paint black and will be getting new light.
http://i864.photobucket.com/albums/ab208/ryan_erickson/3A1FC8E9-B936-4A90-B7FF-A15F3A3F83BC_zpsrbdyqc9v.jpg
Close up of the rfa's enjoying the new much cleaner water coming from sump off my sps system. I also plan on doing some rock work in future to hide pipe gotta get some Fiji Crete.

http://i864.photobucket.com/albums/ab208/ryan_erickson/1FA74F55-9D22-44B9-AD56-98A60D729B1F_zpsygiguzfo.jpg

tang daddy
12-23-2014, 05:56 AM
Nice job buddy....

Wheelman76
12-23-2014, 06:38 AM
Looks great Ryan !! Well done.

acepumping
12-23-2014, 07:51 AM
Wow man..Real nice work..

CM125
12-23-2014, 04:56 PM
why is your basement only like 4 feet high?

Ryanerickson
12-23-2014, 05:01 PM
Thanks guys
why is your basement only like 4 feet high?
It's not my basement it's a crawlspace 😄

mikepclo
12-23-2014, 06:55 PM
Just awesome Ryan! :eek:

Ryanerickson
12-24-2014, 02:57 AM
Thanks Mike planned on painting it today but to lazy.

newbie2
12-24-2014, 04:26 AM
Looking great!

asylumdown
12-25-2014, 02:43 AM
Yah that's freaking awesome. I've always wanted to do a sweet nano that was ninja style plumbed in to a larger, more stable system.

Have you been raiding my day dreams?

Ryanerickson
12-25-2014, 06:36 AM
Thanks guys glad you like the tank hoping on Boxing Day I will get a bit more done and update.

Galizio
12-25-2014, 08:29 PM
Nice job Ryan ,looks great

Nuccio46
12-30-2014, 12:15 PM
Awesome

Carrera75
01-05-2015, 11:53 PM
Thats a nice little set up Ryan. Thanks for stopping by today and hopefully your anemones start breeding soon :smile:

Ryanerickson
01-06-2015, 12:55 AM
Thanks everyone especially Daniel I was inspired by him the first time I saw his rock flowers and for the most part thanks to him I have 15+ rfa's now I will post some pics later of the new babies😄

Ryanerickson
01-06-2015, 04:08 AM
So here is a shot of the tank, stand is painted now I also put a ai vega on top the rock flowers are so much brighter.
http://i864.photobucket.com/albums/ab208/ryan_erickson/FC4BB257-7BBF-4814-817E-8A7732A72665_zpsbzza7avk.jpg
Some closer shots
http://i864.photobucket.com/albums/ab208/ryan_erickson/56FC4E69-8060-409A-9E07-2C2968E57A12_zpsba9bhopo.jpg
http://i864.photobucket.com/albums/ab208/ryan_erickson/13432A4D-0F9E-40D1-8BDF-CA4E0FFF1713_zpspf0zxop3.jpg
http://i864.photobucket.com/albums/ab208/ryan_erickson/2A8330E5-FA03-4218-B954-DC6CD60C8F77_zps2onojfty.jpg
http://i864.photobucket.com/albums/ab208/ryan_erickson/A3B4A9EE-1B57-404A-9466-6D9178F406AC_zpsef0dtfx1.jpg
http://i864.photobucket.com/albums/ab208/ryan_erickson/7B1FDD0C-5032-4BF8-B01A-656A817CF09A_zps3a8pgfek.jpg

Wheelman76
01-06-2015, 04:56 AM
Looks awesome Ryan!!!

WarDog
01-06-2015, 05:00 AM
I love this little tank... simple yet spectacular!!! Your giving me ideas for a shallow build next!

Slyguy00
01-06-2015, 05:09 AM
Nice work chief!

Myka
01-06-2015, 03:28 PM
I can't see those last pics - it says the photos have been moved or deleted. Great idea though, I like the floating "stand"!

Ryanerickson
01-06-2015, 05:07 PM
Thanks everyone! Not sure why pics are gone possible photo bucket I tried to repost and when I hit preview said the same thing.

Ryanerickson
01-06-2015, 06:03 PM
http://i864.photobucket.com/albums/ab208/ryan_erickson/20524527-E7DD-4321-93F3-0A8D0A5AD16D_zpsijcsoooe.jpg
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http://i864.photobucket.com/albums/ab208/ryan_erickson/28FA7836-184C-4AEF-8040-55A29E4EDA89_zpstpuaf1jj.jpg
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lastlight
01-06-2015, 06:44 PM
i love the floating stand idea i once considered trying it but chickened out. those rock nems look great.

even if your rear 2x4 is screwed into studs i'd still be fearful about all the downward force the tank will put on those screws. even a small tank weighs a lot and with the cantilever a bump into it or someone resting a rand on it could have bad results. also, the manner which you angled those others screws in split the wood and all of the forward weight of the tank would be applying a lot of pressure on those connections. i'm in no way trying to be negative but i was surprised nobody else thought this looked a bit dangerous.

do you have a cover over the upwards pointing outlet? also seems a bit sketchy considering how easy it is for splashes to occur.

again i really like the idea maybe i'm worried for nothing =)

Ryanerickson
01-06-2015, 10:33 PM
I stood on this stand it not going anywhere I have zero worries about that. The plug yeah your right could at least put cover on not that worried because it's tied into my main system only thing I plug in is the light. I don't put my hands in the tank I feed with long tweezers water changes are done at the sump in garage.by the way something I did not picture or mention I put at 2x4 from stud to stud behind wall that my frame screws into its not supported just on studs that would scare me.

lastlight
01-06-2015, 11:25 PM
awesome glad to hear. the trusty 'stand on your stand' test certainly counts for something :wink:

Slyguy00
01-07-2015, 02:55 AM
It looks even better in person.

Galizio
01-07-2015, 03:23 AM
Really like this tank, do I have to make an appointment to see it

Ryanerickson
01-07-2015, 03:38 AM
Lol no man you no the number come by any time. :biggrin:

Galizio
01-07-2015, 03:53 AM
Really Ryan that's an awesome nano.... Impressive.... I accept the offer,lol, I may swing by after work....

Ryanerickson
08-11-2015, 06:39 PM
little tank update all is well tanks still hanging on the wall and level for those that thought i was crazy.other morning i realized there's a bunch of babies 12 counted so far i am sure there's more there so small and hard to see all have super bright centers couple small ones change from orange to yellow center. i will get better pics when i can most are hiding under the skirt of there mother.
http://i864.photobucket.com/albums/ab208/ryan_erickson/A7C2D357-2614-45F7-A4D7-5C696D177A1B_zpsaxebinvv.jpg
http://i864.photobucket.com/albums/ab208/ryan_erickson/7F5A7BFD-775B-49CA-9EB9-6B6A8AA5F12C_zpsijsb83sy.jpg

Ryanerickson
08-11-2015, 07:05 PM
http://i864.photobucket.com/albums/ab208/ryan_erickson/86D2FC46-6F82-46FC-9C2F-D1A46F82CA14_zpsxx1n90oa.png
little one is the mother its actually red with dark blue lines grey skirt
http://i864.photobucket.com/albums/ab208/ryan_erickson/6AE2FED0-4A94-45A4-A591-6C46DE86CCE5_zpsiovzo2e7.jpg
http://i864.photobucket.com/albums/ab208/ryan_erickson/42D8E759-2C17-4751-8607-E28497AC858C_zpsqczvfpzw.jpg
2 males
http://i864.photobucket.com/albums/ab208/ryan_erickson/CEAD29CA-8E5C-4989-B130-72385C5582AD_zpsxkbm2jcu.jpg
http://i864.photobucket.com/albums/ab208/ryan_erickson/DDB0D23B-D256-4C88-A8F5-C08B25B2938E_zps8va7yjii.jpg
http://i864.photobucket.com/albums/ab208/ryan_erickson/DC0D424E-F14C-4E57-BB91-E309FD8A968A_zpsxlygpaaa.jpg
same 2 males
http://i864.photobucket.com/albums/ab208/ryan_erickson/F3421416-67FC-4C85-B9A5-FEF37D56FB9B_zpsem5cvrb3.jpg

Ryanerickson
04-05-2016, 01:39 AM
Thought I would share some pics from this tank it's still doing great I also did some new rock work a while back. *****these are not for sale******
http://i864.photobucket.com/albums/ab208/ryan_erickson/Mobile%20Uploads/20160405_051453_zpsxcilqzlf.jpg
Clowns hosting in rock flower yes it's possible most info on rock flowers says clowns will not host in them.
http://i864.photobucket.com/albums/ab208/ryan_erickson/Mobile%20Uploads/20160405_120912_zpsmvofqfd9.jpg
http://i864.photobucket.com/albums/ab208/ryan_erickson/Mobile%20Uploads/20160405_120920_zpscg3vzbbr.jpg
Few pics with babies in the sand
http://i864.photobucket.com/albums/ab208/ryan_erickson/Mobile%20Uploads/20160405_121002_zps88ihxuni.jpg
http://i864.photobucket.com/albums/ab208/ryan_erickson/Mobile%20Uploads/20160405_121007_zpsct2tn6ii.jpg
http://i864.photobucket.com/albums/ab208/ryan_erickson/Mobile%20Uploads/20160405_121030_zpsri4rtw6a.jpg
http://i864.photobucket.com/albums/ab208/ryan_erickson/Mobile%20Uploads/20160405_051350_zpsczh1uzjr.jpg
Royal blue pics with orange gel filter on camera phone
It exaggerates the orange a bit but pretty true pics
http://i864.photobucket.com/albums/ab208/ryan_erickson/Mobile%20Uploads/20160404_162013_zpsxhzdg9gi.jpg
http://i864.photobucket.com/albums/ab208/ryan_erickson/Mobile%20Uploads/20160404_162038_zpswjem2cbp.jpg

Etaloche
04-05-2016, 01:50 AM
What kind of clowns do you have here? Black Ice?
I have a pair of black ice right now and they are only black and white with orange faces. I'm hoping more orange grows on them as they get older.

Ryanerickson
04-05-2016, 01:57 AM
Pretty sure there black ice I got them from Timbits a year or 2 ago I picked the ones with the most white in them he had but they have always had the orange in them there color has never really changed.

Etaloche
04-05-2016, 02:06 AM
Pretty sure there black ice I got them from Timbits a year or 2 ago I picked the ones with the most white in them he had but they have always had the orange in them there color has never really changed.

Huh, interesting, thanks for the info. Awesome looking tank you got here

tang daddy
04-05-2016, 06:59 PM
Ryan the yellow frilled ones look pretty nice

Ryanerickson
04-06-2016, 03:00 AM
Thanks guys this morning I spotted a few fresh babies I found 4-5 but I'm sure there is more they are very small and hard to see the last batch I would guess was twice the size but came from different mother. I got one close up shot you can black pieces of sand next to it for comparison yes very small.
http://i864.photobucket.com/albums/ab208/ryan_erickson/Mobile%20Uploads/20160406_095618_001_zpsakbvcp7q.jpg

Tyfighter
04-06-2016, 04:50 AM
Lookin good! Those babies are tiny!

Ryanerickson
05-07-2016, 04:24 PM
More baby pics they come out every color imaginable
http://i864.photobucket.com/albums/ab208/ryan_erickson/Mobile%20Uploads/20160507_094432_zpsgctilwmi.jpg
http://i864.photobucket.com/albums/ab208/ryan_erickson/Mobile%20Uploads/20160507_094006_zps0m93y7od.jpg
http://i864.photobucket.com/albums/ab208/ryan_erickson/Mobile%20Uploads/20160507_094019_zpswzueoly7.jpg
http://i864.photobucket.com/albums/ab208/ryan_erickson/Mobile%20Uploads/20160507_094200_zpsfi1cgyqr.jpg

Dendromad
05-07-2016, 04:48 PM
Very cool!!!

Where do you get your RFA? I have one but looking for more.

Ryanerickson
05-07-2016, 05:15 PM
I got lots from a guy in downtown Vancouver named daniel but I often see that Canada coral has them also big show frags. Jl aquatics has them also but they are usually just red and green.

Ryanerickson
06-28-2016, 04:24 AM
Cool looking baby
http://i864.photobucket.com/albums/ab208/ryan_erickson/Mobile%20Uploads/20160622_124454_zps46ctdaeb.jpg