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FishyFishy!
02-22-2012, 08:43 PM
I recently aquired a pewter colored 7 Gallon Fluval Edge Nano from a friend (for free...yay!). I decided to go for a nano setup since my 155 build is going terribly slow. I've also decided to go with LED's for lighting, and a 15 Gallon (water volume, not dimensions) 20" X 16" X 15" sump. So that will put the total water volume at roughly 22 gallons. I think it will make for a more stable evironment for the edge.

I'm also toying with the idea of doing a suspended fuge above the sump that would be either drain line or pump fed. More on that one when it's all set up and I see how much room I have to play with inside the stand.

Here is the tank as it came to me:
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c38/bilmaga/IMG-20111216-00205.jpg

Current equipment that I have lying around -

150W Jager heater
Tunze 9002 Protein Skimmer
20 X 16 X 15 glass sump
TLF 150 phosban reactor for Chemi-pure elite
Tunze ATO
2 Koralia Nano powerheads (upgrading to Vortec MP10 asap)
Oceanic BioCube 29 stock return pump
Oddysea 150W 14 Halide with 2 X 24W actinic T5 Pendant (until LED's arrive)

When LED's arrive it will be 6 cree royal blues and 6 cree cool white with dimmable drivers. I'm ordering from Rapid LED, so from what I heard everything should go well.

Stock -
Not sure! pom poms, porcelains, sexy shrimp?
shrimp/goby combo?
pair of misbar clowns?

Buncha florida and yuma rics, birdsnest SPS, torch and frog spawn for sure... and whatever else comes along.

FishyFishy!
02-22-2012, 08:58 PM
Remove the rear filter cover portion of the tanks stand and remove the backing. Cut a piece of acrylic to fit the bottom. There is a bunch of slats that sit inside the cover, I used the second from bottom to rest the acrylic on.

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c38/bilmaga/IMG-20111209-00177.jpg

FishyFishy!
02-22-2012, 09:04 PM
The small cover that sits against the glass of the aquarium is too tall for the overflow section. I trimmed it down to the edge where the plastic lip of the aquarium meets the glass.

Trim area
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c38/bilmaga/IMG-20111208-00170.jpg

Cover back together
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c38/bilmaga/IMG-20111209-00178.jpg

FishyFishy!
02-22-2012, 09:10 PM
I decided to go with 1" for the drain, 3/4" for the emergency, and 1/2" for the return... why??? Because thats what I had laying around for bulkheads and plumbing! haha.

Here are the holes drilled in the acrylic
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c38/bilmaga/IMG-20111216-00193.jpg

Test fit inside the overflow again -
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c38/bilmaga/IMG-20111216-00195.jpg

Bulkheads in for test fit
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c38/bilmaga/IMG-20111216-00192.jpg

Nano
02-22-2012, 09:13 PM
HAHA neat this will be a cool build for sure

FishyFishy!
02-22-2012, 09:17 PM
So, the next thing to do it make the rear overflow section water tight. I used some crazy acrylic glue to seal all the parts together, and after for safety I also siliconed the entire inner perimeter.

(warning... don't open the can and stick your nose in to see what it smells like....burnt my lungs in a bad way)

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c38/bilmaga/IMG-20111216-00196.jpg
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c38/bilmaga/IMG-20111216-00199.jpg

Acrylic weld is seen here -
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c38/bilmaga/IMG-20111216-00200.jpg

And now all together with the silicone in place
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c38/bilmaga/IMG-20111216-00201.jpg
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c38/bilmaga/IMG-20111216-00203.jpg

And bulkheads installed
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c38/bilmaga/IMG-20111220-00209.jpg
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c38/bilmaga/IMG-20111220-00210.jpg

FishyFishy!
02-22-2012, 09:44 PM
Luckily, the top edge of the tank is plastic, making it easily modifiable. Since I did not want to glue/silicone the stand/cover and the tank together to allow water to flow directly into the back chamber, I decided to go with this:
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c38/bilmaga/IMG-20120104-00260.jpg

Now, water will flow over the crack between the tank and stand, without worrying about leakage. I can also direct flow to add a layer of floss to pre-filter the water going into the drain. I don't have to worry about overflowing the overflow box with the emergency drain either.

Few more pictures
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c38/bilmaga/IMG-20120104-00258.jpg
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c38/bilmaga/IMG-20120104-00262.jpg

I have yet to decide how I want to do the tank side overflow. I'm going to either drill a bunch of holes, dremel slats (comb style) or cut it out completely and silicone some egg crate in there.

Bblinks
02-22-2012, 09:48 PM
super cool.

FishyFishy!
02-22-2012, 09:51 PM
First, you have to cut out the bottom of the stand to allow the plumbing to go through. I kinda hacked it with a dremel, but no one will see it anyways.

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c38/bilmaga/IMG-20111216-00202.jpg

Then did up the drain, emergency and return line plumbing
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c38/bilmaga/IMG-20120220-00415.jpg
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c38/bilmaga/IMG-20120220-00416.jpg
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c38/bilmaga/IMG-20120220-00414.jpg
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c38/bilmaga/IMG-20120221-00418.jpg
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c38/bilmaga/IMG-20120221-00419.jpg

Also did up a little egg crate rack for some filter floss. The design of the stand on the Fluval Edge is awesome, because it already has little ledges inside the overflow section. So the egg crate just lies on top:
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c38/bilmaga/IMG-20120221-00421.jpg

As it sits today:
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c38/bilmaga/IMG-20120221-00420.jpg

FishyFishy!
02-22-2012, 10:23 PM
Had to do a water test again after I got all the plmbing for the overflow in place:

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c38/bilmaga/IMG-20120220-00417.jpg

All is good, and no leaks as of yet!

Now.. onto the stand. I will be starting that tonight.

I seem to remember seeing a stand calculator that you plugged dimensions into, and it gave you all the list of lumber that you needed... anyone remember seeing anything like this... or am I just whacko? :twised:

Reefie
02-23-2012, 12:39 AM
Very VERY COOL! Tagging along.

FishyFishy!
03-12-2012, 06:10 AM
So I have lots to update!

Stand is built, tank is all plumbed and in place, and I went and got some temporary LED's until my CREE's arrive.

Stand under construction:
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c38/bilmaga/IMG-20120308-00460.jpg
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c38/bilmaga/IMG-20120308-00462.jpg

Stand framing complete:
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c38/bilmaga/IMG-20120308-00468.jpg
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c38/bilmaga/IMG-20120308-00470.jpg

Then I painted the inside white and the outside black
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c38/bilmaga/IMG-20120309-00474.jpg

Tank and sump in place
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c38/bilmaga/IMG-20120310-00481.jpg
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c38/bilmaga/IMG-20120310-00488.jpg

Door painted and put on (used velcro)
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c38/bilmaga/IMG-20120310-00483.jpg

FishyFishy!
03-12-2012, 06:23 AM
Overflow cut into tank. 1/2" loc line return in place
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c38/bilmaga/IMG-20120310-00478.jpg

Plumbing from bottom
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c38/bilmaga/IMG-20120311-00496.jpg
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c38/bilmaga/IMG-20120311-00495.jpg

Water testing... Nice even flow from the overflow.
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c38/bilmaga/IMG-20120311-00494.jpg

And how I drained the sump! lol
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c38/bilmaga/IMG-20120311-00497.jpg

FishyFishy!
03-12-2012, 06:31 AM
So for the lights, I went to ikea and picked up some LED lights to use until my CREE's arrive.

I have ordered another tank topper so that I can lengthen the top canopy. I will fuse the teo together and make a longer one. Right now, I have cut the rear off the current one, and here I will show you where the lengthened hood will stay.

Original Location:
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c38/bilmaga/IMG-20120310-00485.jpg
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c38/bilmaga/IMG-20120310-00484.jpg

And this is where it will sit when the two are fused together:
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c38/bilmaga/IMG-20120310-00487.jpg

Attached the LED's to egg crate and siliconed it into the canopy:
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c38/bilmaga/IMG-20120311-00489.jpg
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c38/bilmaga/IMG-20120311-00492.jpg

Blue only Lights on:
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c38/bilmaga/IMG-20120311-00493.jpg

50/50 white and blue:
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c38/bilmaga/IMG-20120311-00491.jpg

Bblinks
03-12-2012, 07:32 AM
Looking good man. You think the lights are gonna be enough coverage?

FishyFishy!
03-12-2012, 02:18 PM
Well those lights are very temporary. I think they are about 3W each LED stick, so at 8 of them, it's only 24W of crappy LED's lol. I highly doubt those would even grow corals, but who knows.

As far as the spread of lights, since that photo, I tilted two of them to shine towards the ends of the aquarium. But coverage should be good, it's stupid bright.

I have ordered 12 3W CREE LED's - 6 RB and 6CW. couple of drivers, heat sinks and 80 degree optics, so that should do the trick for sure.

lockrookie
03-12-2012, 06:06 PM
use reflextive tape within th hood area it should add more reflection i have thought of doing this for my niece i ike what youve done great work

SandSifter
03-13-2012, 07:16 PM
Very cool build...what is the livestock side of things going to look like?

FishyFishy!
03-13-2012, 09:46 PM
Very cool build...what is the livestock side of things going to look like?

My stocking vision looks as follows:


Fish/Inverts:
2 Picasso Clowns or 2 Purple firefish (undecided)
Shrimp/Goby pair
2 Sexy shrimp
Emerald Crab
White Porcelain crab
Some tiny little hermits
5 astrea snails

Corals:
Mainly LPS and softies, but when the good LED's come in, I will try some SPS:

Pink/Purple Birdsnest SPS
Couple colors of Monti's SPS

Hammer coral
Torch Coral
Mushrooms
Florida Ric garden
Zoa Garden

One or two small clams as well.

SandSifter
03-13-2012, 11:27 PM
wow, should become a very nice nano :) Of course the water volume will allow you to do more...hmmm now you have me thinking of adding a sump to my 10 gallon, damn you! haha

FishyFishy!
03-14-2012, 12:32 AM
wow, should become a very nice nano :) Of course the water volume will allow you to do more...hmmm now you have me thinking of adding a sump to my 10 gallon, damn you! haha


Haha, yeah I wanted a nice fully stocked nano with very little equipment visable in the main display, so sump was the only option. I have also always wanted a Fluval Edge because of their unique design. Just never felt like forking out the money to get one, so now that I picked one up for free, i'll spend the time and money on it.

Ginu
03-14-2012, 09:12 PM
This is very cool. Tagging along.

mufflerfist
03-15-2012, 01:33 AM
tagging along too. Awesome setup.. You just made up my mind on what to build.. Very interested in how the water will overflow out of the tank.... Can't wait new pics ..

gregzz4
03-15-2012, 01:44 AM
I'm likin' this build too.
If you get tired of the velcro, you could use counter sunk magnets

FishyFishy!
03-15-2012, 05:43 PM
tagging along too. Awesome setup.. You just made up my mind on what to build.. Very interested in how the water will overflow out of the tank.... Can't wait new pics ..

In this pic during the water test, you can actually see the water flowing nicely through the overflow. The only thing this is missing is my egg crate rack for filter floss.

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c38/bilmaga/IMG-20120311-00494.jpg


I'm likin' this build too.
If you get tired of the velcro, you could use counter sunk magnets

Yeah I really wanted to use those, but I couldn't find any where I looked, and I am fairly unsure of how to make them stick in the counter sunk holes (glue?) So some advice on this would be awesome... I already hate the velcro!

Skimmer King
03-15-2012, 05:56 PM
I knew it a seen that a REAL BEER LUCKY OH YA

FishyFishy!
03-15-2012, 06:26 PM
I knew it a seen that a REAL BEER LUCKY OH YA


Hahaha, YUP! Love the good old Lucky lager.

gregzz4
03-15-2012, 10:43 PM
Yeah I really wanted to use those, but I couldn't find any where I looked, and I am fairly unsure of how to make them stick in the counter sunk holes (glue?) So some advice on this would be awesome... I already hate the velcro!
I thought the velcro might be a pain :lol:
Talk to Grizz about where to get them and how he attached his magnets to the doors as I've never done it

SandSifter
03-18-2012, 04:20 AM
Any updates on this bad boy?

FishyFishy!
03-19-2012, 08:29 PM
Any updates on this bad boy?


Yup! got everything in place and set up. Got some of the rock out of my other tank, but I have to 'downsize' a lot of the rock to be able to fit in the hole at the top. So I have some chizzling to do! But there is some rock in there, a lot of sump rock/rock rubble in there, basically filled the whole sump. Bought a little blue devil damsel who is hilarious... he loves the powerhead. Play's in it all day. Also -

Found a good light color combo
Added Snails and hermits from other tank
Added Koralia Nano Powerhead
Added Fluval heater
Added Tunze Osmolator ATO
Added Blue Devil Damsel
Added floss rack and floss

Still to do:

Clean up all the wiring
Velcro the Tunze ATO controller to stand
Velcro the LED color contorllers to stand
Chizzle my nice display rock to get smaller pieces into edge (add more rock)
Add Protein skimmer
Add TLF 150 Reactor with Chemi-Pure Elite.

This is the sump about an hour in, I will get a better pic soon. There is a tonne more rock in there now, and a different heater, ato, etc etc.
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c38/bilmaga/IMG-20120316-00503.jpg

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c38/bilmaga/IMG-20120317-00509.jpg
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c38/bilmaga/IMG-20120317-00510.jpg
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c38/bilmaga/IMG-20120318-00511.jpg
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c38/bilmaga/IMG-20120318-00512.jpg
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c38/bilmaga/IMG-20120318-00513.jpg

Top down look
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c38/bilmaga/IMG-20120318-00514.jpg

LED through top screen
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c38/bilmaga/IMG-20120318-00515.jpg

FishyFishy!
03-19-2012, 09:20 PM
Sump as it sits now, ATO controller in place.

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c38/bilmaga/IMG-20120319-00001.jpg

Rock in sump

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c38/bilmaga/IMG-20120319-00002.jpg

Nice rock from my other tank. Covered in Coraline

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c38/bilmaga/IMG-20120319-00003.jpg

Crab hitchin' a ride on a snail

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c38/bilmaga/IMG-20120319-00004.jpg

SandSifter
03-21-2012, 01:21 AM
Looking good! What skimmer are you going to use? I just do 10-15% changes every 2 weeks in my 10 gallon and that seems to work out just fine, but then again I don't have the livestock list that you will. Nice work, looks great.

Ginu
03-21-2012, 01:59 AM
Looks good so far... Too good lol

Love the rocks and I have to ask, how do you get that nice purple coralline on them?

FishyFishy!
03-21-2012, 04:05 AM
Looking good! What skimmer are you going to use? I just do 10-15% changes every 2 weeks in my 10 gallon and that seems to work out just fine, but then again I don't have the livestock list that you will. Nice work, looks great.


My perfect skimmer for this setup because of the simplicity of design, use, and it's compact size, would be the Tunze 9002. I've had 3 of these skimmers in the past on various sized tanks and they are fantastic. It'll fit perfectly with the magnet mount on the back side of the sump right in front of the overflow drain. So thats what i'm looking for. I just hate buying things at new prices lol. So i'm waiting for one to come about used.

FishyFishy!
03-21-2012, 04:12 AM
Looks good so far... Too good lol

Love the rocks and I have to ask, how do you get that nice purple coralline on them?


Just start with a good piece of quality live rock with lots of coraline on it already. Put it in the tank with the other rocks, and make sure that your calcium and mag are always in check. I found that the best way for coraline to thrive. My other display is pure purple, and I just started with one pure-coraline covered piece of rock. It spreads on it's own.

Many people have tried stuff like "purple up" and personally, it has done nothing for me. I tried it for almost a full year of dosing on an old tank, and had maybe a couple tiny little patches of coraline.

I also keep calcium high in that tank because it's got a bunch of clams in it.

SandSifter
03-21-2012, 09:00 PM
I also keep calcium high in that tank because it's got a bunch of clams in it.

How high are you keeping it at?

FishyFishy!
03-21-2012, 11:07 PM
How high are you keeping it at?


In my other tank I keep it around 450 ppm. I have a measured dosage of calcium that goes in my auto top off bucket, so I mix 5 gallons at a time. Keeps it very consistant. I just use seachem advantage calcium/mag suppliment.

Also helps to have strong lighting. I have a 14K phoenix 150W metal halide right over top of it with 2 actinic t5's on a small tank.

In the edge, I don't think I will need to keep the calcium that high. I will aim for around 380-400 ppm for this tank as it will have some LPS, a small clam,and some easy SPS.

Bblinks
03-21-2012, 11:13 PM
wow dude, coming along nicely. you should market mod to the tank and sell it, I'll buy one for sure.

Ginu
03-22-2012, 06:53 PM
Just start with a good piece of quality live rock with lots of coraline on it already. Put it in the tank with the other rocks, and make sure that your calcium and mag are always in check. I found that the best way for coraline to thrive. My other display is pure purple, and I just started with one pure-coraline covered piece of rock. It spreads on it's own.

Many people have tried stuff like "purple up" and personally, it has done nothing for me. I tried it for almost a full year of dosing on an old tank, and had maybe a couple tiny little patches of coraline.

I also keep calcium high in that tank because it's got a bunch of clams in it.


I just love that coraline :) let me know if you would like to sell some rock :)


Ofcourse my test kit shows my Ca being extremely high 540+ which is most likely way off. I hate the fact that I spent almost 100$ on API kits to get false results.
I have a few large rocks with a nice coraline on them but they are pure white (very few purple spots on some of my other rocks) and now HA is trying to take my coraline over... this is a battle i must win.

Reefie
03-23-2012, 08:52 AM
wow dude, coming along nicely. you should market mod to the tank and sell it, I'll buy one for sure.

+1 I'd buy one too! How many Tangs could I squeeze in there before the Tang Police break my door down? ��

FishyFishy!
03-23-2012, 02:36 PM
+1 I'd buy one too! How many Tangs could I squeeze in there before the Tang Police break my door down? ��


Yeah I think about 4 tangs... but anything more would just be unreasonable. I was thinking a Soho, powder blue, xxl nasso and an achillies. But we'll see how they do in the 7 gallon. If they are nice and peaceful, i'll try a couple more!!

:twised:

Reefie
03-23-2012, 06:20 PM
Yeah I think about 4 tangs... but anything more would just be unreasonable. I was thinking a Soho, powder blue, xxl nasso and an achillies. But we'll see how they do in the 7 gallon. If they are nice and peaceful, i'll try a couple more!!

:twised:

I thought the "rule of thumb" was 1 Tang per Gallon of water? Only 4 would be really conservative! :wink:

Ginu
03-23-2012, 07:05 PM
I thought the "rule of thumb" was 1 Tang per Gallon of water? Only 4 would be really conservative! :wink:


Tang police will definitely avoid you for that :)

FishyFishy!
03-30-2012, 01:21 AM
New update today.

Got sick of not having any frags in there. My CREE's have yet to arrive, and I was getting restless... So I put the Ikea LED's into a 150W Metal Halide Pendant and hung that over the tank for now.

I also Put another 4 Pieces of rock from my other tank in there.

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c38/bilmaga/IMG-20120329-00071.jpg
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c38/bilmaga/IMG-20120329-00072.jpg
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c38/bilmaga/IMG-20120329-00073.jpg

I got a few frags from my other tank:

2 heads of Hammer Coral
6 heads of Green Candycane
3 Kenya tree frags... They tend to drop a baby every day in my other tank...

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c38/bilmaga/IMG-20120329-00074.jpg
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c38/bilmaga/IMG-20120329-00075.jpg

And a couple little things have sprung up from the rock I put in there. A green Paly, and a blue spotted mushroom came from nowhere lol.

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c38/bilmaga/IMG-20120329-00076.jpg
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c38/bilmaga/IMG-20120329-00079.jpg

And the good old damsel is doing awesome

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c38/bilmaga/IMG-20120329-00077.jpg

SandSifter
03-30-2012, 05:02 AM
Looking good, who did you order your cree's through?

FishyFishy!
03-30-2012, 05:07 AM
Looking good, who did you order your cree's through?


It was rapid LED. I'm really hoping they come tomorrow.

claymax
03-30-2012, 05:52 AM
shoulda gone with modular led

fishmanty
03-30-2012, 05:57 AM
shoulda gone with modular led

+1

yellowworld
03-30-2012, 01:06 PM
Hey Mike how well do those Ikea LED's work? Any idea what temp they are?

FishyFishy!
03-30-2012, 02:57 PM
Hey Mike how well do those Ikea LED's work? Any idea what temp they are?


They are fully adjustable to any color temp. I have two full sets, so I can adjust to have two different colors going at one time. I currently am running royal blue and pink. Looks good with the 14K halide running. Provides some good color pop, but are pretty much useless at growing corals. The mushroom was shrivled and looking nasty under the LED's, and I noticed that the coraline was turning white in some places. Now with the halide back over everything is looking awesome.

I wouldn't buy these for anything other than making some colors come out.

I actually bought these because I have an alternate use for them after the tank. I'm using them as their desinged purpose, which is under cabinet lighting.

FishyFishy!
04-16-2012, 10:39 PM
Skimmer is now up and running. Went with the Tunze 9002. Love it. It's already pulling decent skimmate.

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c38/bilmaga/IMG-20120412-00108.jpg
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c38/bilmaga/IMG-20120412-00111.jpg

Also, my kenya tree somehow managed to drop a couple babies that landed in the sump, and with the fuge lighting for my macro, they are actually growing well lol.

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c38/bilmaga/IMG-20120412-00109.jpg

And a FTS

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c38/bilmaga/IMG-20120412-00113.jpg

Also have a massive white sponge growing on the underside of one of the rocks. Best pic I could get with my phone.

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c38/bilmaga/IMG-20120412-00114.jpg

burgerchow
04-17-2012, 06:04 AM
Wow, that's the most complicated and hi tech mini nano I've ever seen. My 5 gal nano just has a power head, heater and live rock. I just change a couple gallons every 4 or 5 days. Nice job man. I gotta bow my head in shame now.

FishyFishy!
04-18-2012, 06:15 AM
The Candy Canes had some mad tentacles today for about 15 minutes.

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c38/bilmaga/IMG-20120417-00118.jpg

Ginu
04-18-2012, 07:48 AM
The Candy Canes had some mad tentacles today for about 15 minutes.

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c38/bilmaga/IMG-20120417-00118.jpg


Don't think I've ever seen that before. Guess I should get me some candy canes.

FishyFishy!
04-18-2012, 02:40 PM
Yeah I like candy canes. I really like how they are perfect for letting you know what something isn't right in your tank. I find they don't grow or expand when something is off, or the tank is in need of a water change.

FishyFishy!
05-28-2012, 09:33 PM
Couple small things to update.

My calcium was low, and the 150W halide was too close to the tank, so it started bleaching the coraline white. So I raised the light 6" and everyone seems extremely happy.

Also got a couple zoa frags from Kevin at Red Coral

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c38/bilmaga/IMG-20120528-00211.jpg
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c38/bilmaga/IMG-20120528-00213.jpg

New orange zoas

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c38/bilmaga/IMG-20120528-00210.jpg
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c38/bilmaga/IMG-20120528-00209.jpg

You can't even see these really... My tank was not liking my blackberry camera today lol. These are the new green zoas

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c38/bilmaga/IMG-20120528-00208.jpg

My random one green Paly is popping out babies

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c38/bilmaga/IMG-20120528-00214.jpg

Good old candy canes chillin away

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c38/bilmaga/IMG-20120528-00216.jpg

I will get some SLR pics tomorrow.

kien
05-29-2012, 12:10 AM
wow that looks sweet man! You almost have as much support infrastructure around that little nano as I do on my 150g reef :lol:

FishyFishy!
05-29-2012, 03:15 PM
wow that looks sweet man! You almost have as much support infrastructure around that little nano as I do on my 150g reef :lol:

Hahaha yeah it was a little overkill. My plan was to try beginner SPS in it like birdsnest and monti's n' such. But i've been to pre-occupied with the bigger tank project. Oh and building a deck. And Landscaping my house. And renovating my bathroom.....Think I might have too much on the go...

Here are some better iPad pics

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c38/bilmaga/photo9.jpg
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c38/bilmaga/photo8.jpg
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c38/bilmaga/photo7.jpg
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c38/bilmaga/photo10.jpg
You can actually see the other Zoas! lol
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c38/bilmaga/photo5.jpg
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c38/bilmaga/photo.jpg

Some LED actinic shots

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c38/bilmaga/IMG-20120528-00222.jpg
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c38/bilmaga/IMG-20120528-00225.jpg
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c38/bilmaga/IMG-20120528-00223.jpg

Ginu
05-30-2012, 12:48 AM
Very well done.
Just out of curiosity what does the temp range a closed tank like that from the MHI?
On my 34 gallon I had to add a chiller in order to maintain a stable temp.

FishyFishy!
05-30-2012, 03:41 PM
I've never actually had a problem with fluctuating heat from the halide at all. I do have A/C in my house though, so that might contribute to the stability. But it stays constant 80 degrees all the time.

fragbox.ca
07-14-2012, 04:01 AM
I am loving this tank
very clever sump mod!
thanks for sharin

FishyFishy!
07-15-2012, 08:01 PM
Quick update. I have added a few new corals.

Red/Green Blasto frag
Green with Purple center zoas
Green with Orange center zoas
Blue with Purple center zoas
Black with Pink center zoas
Purple Polyp Birdsnest frag

Since these pics were taken, I have also pruned almost all of my halimeda sp. and placed it in my sump. I also removed all but one Kenya Tree. I think I am going to eventually phase out the Kenya Tree's as they are too invasive and drop too many babies.

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c38/bilmaga/IMG_6686.jpg
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c38/bilmaga/IMG_6684.jpg
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c38/bilmaga/IMG_6690.jpg
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c38/bilmaga/IMG_6663.jpg
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c38/bilmaga/IMG_6664.jpg
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c38/bilmaga/IMG_6665.jpg
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c38/bilmaga/IMG_6668.jpg
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c38/bilmaga/IMG_6671.jpg
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c38/bilmaga/IMG_6673.jpg
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c38/bilmaga/IMG_6677.jpg
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c38/bilmaga/IMG_6669.jpg
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c38/bilmaga/IMG_6698.jpg
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c38/bilmaga/IMG_6696.jpg
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c38/bilmaga/IMG_6695.jpg
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c38/bilmaga/IMG_6692.jpg
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c38/bilmaga/IMG_6679.jpg
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c38/bilmaga/IMG_6680.jpg

FishyFishy!
07-15-2012, 08:54 PM
Growth Sequence Pics:

February FTS
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c38/bilmaga/FTS-February.jpg

March FTS
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c38/bilmaga/FTS-March.jpg

April FTS
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c38/bilmaga/FTS-April.jpg

June FTS
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c38/bilmaga/FTS-June.jpg

July FTS
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c38/bilmaga/FTS-July.jpg


I think the best growth I have seen was definitly the Candy Cane, and the Halemida Sp.

FishyFishy!
07-15-2012, 08:57 PM
Side Shots:

February Side
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c38/bilmaga/FTS-FebruarySide.jpg

March Side
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c38/bilmaga/FTS-March-Side.jpg

April Side
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c38/bilmaga/FTS-April-Side.jpg

June Side
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c38/bilmaga/FTS-June-Side.jpg

July Side
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c38/bilmaga/FTS-July-Side.jpg

Ginu
07-15-2012, 10:19 PM
This is an awesome little nano.

Keep it up and I totally agree about the kenia tree. That thing grows super fast and drop babies everywhere.
Soon I'll have to go around my tank and prune most if it. Can it be sold for anything or is it considered to be a weed?

FishyFishy!
07-24-2012, 09:16 PM
This is an awesome little nano.

Keep it up and I totally agree about the kenia tree. That thing grows super fast and drop babies everywhere.
Soon I'll have to go around my tank and prune most if it. Can it be sold for anything or is it considered to be a weed?

Usually just a weed lol. Some people love them. I actually put mine in my FOWLR and they do just fine.

Duker
08-02-2012, 05:44 AM
Looks cool, loved the fluval edge aquariums, i'm glad to see someone out there had the know how and the guts to DIY into a reef....BUT i think since you are doing all the tricked out LED's (which are soooo sweet) i would totally dedicate this awesome tank to 100% sweet ass zoas IMO.....they would look soooo sweet in there, especially with the loook down from the top........
Totally following this thread. Cheers and i look forward to more pics. :smile:

FishyFishy!
08-02-2012, 02:08 PM
Looks cool, loved the fluval edge aquariums, i'm glad to see someone out there had the know how and the guts to DIY into a reef....BUT i think since you are doing all the tricked out LED's (which are soooo sweet) i would totally dedicate this awesome tank to 100% sweet ass zoas IMO.....they would look soooo sweet in there, especially with the loook down from the top........
Totally following this thread. Cheers and i look forward to more pics. :smile:


Thanks! I am definitely going for the Zoa's. I have 7 different types at the moment, and it will grow soon enough!

graco2929
08-08-2012, 02:13 AM
hi, i have a question..... does the waterfall from overflow make a lot of noise????

thanks

FishyFishy!
08-08-2012, 02:19 AM
No, no noise at all. I have an egg crate rack for filter floss at the top of the overflow. So it hits that before the water in the overflow.

Blink
09-18-2012, 05:49 AM
This has to be one of my favorite Edges, I really like seeing them sumped and looking sharp.

FishyFishy!
09-18-2012, 04:18 PM
This has to be one of my favorite Edges, I really like seeing them sumped and looking sharp.


Well thank you! I really need to get some updated pictures. I moved the rocks around a bit and my Birdsnest frag has doubled in size.