View Full Version : j_hammer 20 gallon cube build

03-02-2010, 10:51 PM
for my entrie i have a 20 gallon cube thats 20"x20"x12" with an internal over flow have had the tank for a while just haven't done anything with it, going to build stand and get some water in it soon, i have most of the equipment i need laying around, pic's to come soon.

03-03-2010, 05:22 AM
her is the first pic of tank just pulled it out of basement. my dad is going to build stand and hood this weekend. more pic's to come.


03-04-2010, 04:06 AM
here is an update of what i think i'm going to do with tank, its drilled for a 1.5" over flow but going to drill 2-4 more holes in the bottom for returns or a closeloop that way i can keep it clean looking with out power heads, return will be a mag 2.5 that i have laying around, for a sump and refgium i will have 2 ten gallon tank with baffles in the stand, skimmr not to sure yet have a hang on prizm skimmer i could use, heater will be a titanium 150 watt, for cooling some computor fans in hood and over sump on a controller, lights i haven't dicided if i wont to go 75watt halide or 4 t5 ho's, would need new bulbs for both types.

stand should be done this weekend and should be able to get some water, rock and sand in it going to use 75% from stable system and 25% new salt water, should have little to no cycle, rock is fully cured waiting in my refgium of large system.

don't think i'm missing any thing big at the moment, more updates to come.

03-15-2010, 05:19 AM
finally got around to building the stand today, used birch plywood for sides and back and solid birch for the front no doors yet, had to remove two side peices to get the ten gallon in to it. cut the ten gallon front out of it tonight so i can get a peice of 1/4" glass cut to drill a hole so water can get to the bottom sump.

Skimmer King
03-15-2010, 05:35 AM
looking sweet man , love the cube tanks ....

the marine apprentice
03-15-2010, 05:49 AM
Looks good dude. I love the idea of the 2 ten gallon tanks under the main display

04-12-2010, 04:50 AM
so its been a while since i have updated this thread, so here is a few new pic's. i don't have that great of camara. there is 2 false clown fish, boxer crab, few snails. corals there is a green hammer coral, frog spawn, green mushroom, and a baby toadstool, still looking for some frags to fill it up

i haven't hooked up the other ten gallon yet been to busy with work, and still waiting on a hood.

04-20-2010, 05:26 AM
picked up a few new things from some locals, a blue and yellow blenny, and a 6 line wrasse. still looking for some frags to fill it up.

05-19-2010, 06:20 AM
not much is new, lost the blenny he jumped out last night and the cats got him. no new corals, have a small hair algae problem at the moment.


05-19-2010, 02:49 PM
Looking good J hammer !! I like your rock work too! Keep it up, it will be nice to see the end product of each nano tank. There is still a good amount of time left too!!