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Boxboy
09-14-2012, 09:52 PM
Will be updated as per rules. Bookmark me viewing later!
Glad to be part of this contest!

Thanks

reefwars
09-14-2012, 09:55 PM
Will be updated as per rules. Bookmark me viewing later!
Glad to be part of this contest!

Thanks


glad to have you aboard , will be following along to see what you come up with:)

Boxboy
09-14-2012, 10:29 PM
Haha thanks, It will a fun build.

nanoreefnewbie
09-16-2012, 07:10 AM
Got any ideas yet??:biggrin:

Boxboy
09-16-2012, 12:42 PM
Maybe haha.. I'll get to posting the first real content today for you guys/gals!:)

Boxboy
09-16-2012, 09:35 PM
---This is my first official post for the annual 2012 Nano Contest---

Hello everyone on Canreef,
This is my entry for the annual 2012 Nano Contest!
I hope everyone has a great time in this contest and above all, has tons of fun. It looks like 25 people in the contest are going to keep this interesting.

My entire goal is to create a beautiful, responsible and stable Marine Environment for all living inhabitants to be enjoyed for the long haul!

The basic plan/idea for this tank will be ďIsland Rock PileĒ including some slope full of Pallys, Zoas and Mushrooms all over the bottom and mid edges. LPS located on the bottom and mid-level of tank while SPS may be placed anyplace deemed necessary! Who knows what surprises may POP up now and then! I may decide to have some gobies or invert only style tank to keep husbandry schedule under control!

Now as for some past tanks Iíve kept:
55G Cichlid tank
46G Reef tank
10Gal Reef tank (http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/m522/boxboy2/2012-04-01083905-1.jpg)
3G Pico tank

----------------Some Inspiration----------------
Nice Colors (http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/m522/boxboy2/any%20new%20photos/DSC_0039-2.jpg)

At the moment Iím unable to find some clear photos of the past tanks, because I really donít keep track of the photos that well haha. When I find some they will get posted.

--Official Rules - Requirements - Timeline-- (http://www.canreef.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=89297)

Here are the specifications for the tank!

----------------Equipment----------------

1) Pet Smart Standard 10G
1) DIY-ADA StyleAquarium Stand
2) Bright Aquatics Full Spectrum LED Reef Lights
1) Eco Plus 200 watt Titanium heater
1) Digital Aquatics Reef Keeper Light
1) Bulk Reef Supply RO/DI 75gph Economy Unit
API Master Reef kit
Oceanic Hydrometer
Instant Ocean Reef Salt

----------------Filtration/Circulation----------------

20% Water changes weekly
8 Pounds of semi live rock and 2 Pounds of Live Rock (from established system)
1) Koralia one (425gph)
1) No name water pump (200lph)
Unknown amount of Mini snails
Unknown amount of Mysis
Unknown amount of Mini stars
Unknown amount of Pods

----------------Livestock----------------
Yet to be determined

----------------Photo Requirements----------------
Empty Tank Shot (http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/m522/boxboy2/56331345768210885-1.jpg)

Boxboy
09-16-2012, 11:37 PM
Setback,

My 200w Eco Plus Heater just flaked out forever. Its just over a year old!
Thank heavens I got Aqua Clear 100w heater for the contest tank!

See, suprises just pop up.

nanoreefnewbie
09-17-2012, 12:44 AM
I'm liking the plans man:biggrin:

Boxboy
09-18-2012, 09:27 PM
Thanks :) I only hope to build something beautiful. I hope eveyone has fun!

Boxboy
09-18-2012, 09:36 PM
Looks like I need to get some snails, ugly brown setting in.

nanoreefnewbie
09-18-2012, 10:59 PM
Ugly brown from what?..

Boxboy
09-18-2012, 11:21 PM
from not having a clean up crew lol

Aysha
09-19-2012, 01:55 AM
Shouldn't be, there's not supposed to be water in it yet:razz:

Boxboy
09-19-2012, 02:03 AM
Ohh its got water, other people even got corals in theres o_O
It was set up the day before I even knew about the contest.
So still very very new.

Aysha
09-19-2012, 02:13 AM
The guy who has coral in his isn't using his for the contest.
tank has to be a complete fresh start:
the build has to be from complete scratch, you dont need to build the tank your self , you dont need to buy new its up to you where the tank comes from or even what you use as a tank but it is expected to be dry prior to oct15th 2012

Boxboy
09-19-2012, 02:45 AM
Should I drain the water?

nanoreefnewbie
09-19-2012, 03:04 AM
Thanks :) I only hope to build something beautiful. I hope eveyone has fun!

Ur definitely on the right path for n something beautiful...

nanoreefnewbie
09-19-2012, 03:07 AM
I wouldn't drain water just try not keep too schedule from now on make it all on even terms bud

Boxboy
09-19-2012, 03:13 AM
Hahah the first time Ive ever let a tank get nasty lol
Ok, I wont even top up water. just let it do its thing.

but if doing nothing will get me in trouble I can drop out to be fair to everyone.
I dont want to seem as a unfair person.

maybe I should have read rules slower o_O

reefwars
09-19-2012, 03:24 AM
a post has been made in all the contest forumns regarding contest rules via the timeline, everyone should read this post as there seems to be some confusion.

nanoreefnewbie
09-19-2012, 03:33 AM
Hahah the first time Ive ever let a tank get nasty lol
Ok, I wont even top up water. just let it do its thing.

but if doing nothing will get me in trouble I can drop out to be fair to everyone.
I dont want to seem as a unfair person.

maybe I should have read rules slower o_O

Well keep it manageable lol and top up water ect let it do its thing
I wouldn't drop out but might lose point with judges in some places

Enigma
09-19-2012, 04:09 AM
Should I drain the water?


It is fine to have water in it. Denny has clarified this a couple of times. :) No worries.

Boxboy
09-19-2012, 04:14 AM
My tank now has a 4" crack in the back of tank, out of no where :(

Boxboy
09-19-2012, 04:22 AM
No choice now but to replace the tank. Lets all say it together now, SETBACK!

reefwars
09-19-2012, 05:14 AM
No choice now but to replace the tank. Lets all say it together now, SETBACK!


ouch that happens man, still early in the game though:) good luck!!

fishoholic
09-19-2012, 02:13 PM
My tank now has a 4" crack in the back of tank, out of no where :(

That sucks sorry to hear.

Boxboy
09-19-2012, 02:27 PM
Thanks guy :) Its ok, working on getting a 5 sided starfire tank :)

nanoreefnewbie
09-19-2012, 11:29 PM
My tank now has a 4" crack in the back of tank, out of no where :(

Wow that ducks huge setback:biggrin:..but reefwars is right still very early lol
I wounded how that happened???:twised:

Boxboy
09-19-2012, 11:34 PM
Wow that ducks huge setback:biggrin:..but reefwars is right still very early lol
I wounded how that happened???:twised:

No idea, and looks like starphire tank wont work out either. I would have to buy a kit of 5 tanks for over $200 with shipping. So I may just DIY it since ive got a bunch of 6mm glass laying around.

albert_dao
09-19-2012, 11:54 PM
No idea, and looks like starphire tank wont work out either. I would have to buy a kit of 5 tanks for over $200 with shipping. So I may just DIY it since ive got a bunch of 6mm glass laying around.

I'd just hit up a standard 10 gallon tank and cut off the plastic trim :)

Boxboy
09-20-2012, 12:12 AM
Thats what Im using right now, its about $30ish for 10G in this town. I can get a new 15 tho.
Half affraid of removing the trim, since glass is so thin. If I can sell my Vertex Illumilux light Ill be buying a mp10 as to get ride of k2 powerhead. Hate things in the tank..

Enigma
09-20-2012, 02:26 AM
I'd be hesitant to remove the trim on a tank with such thin glass. It looks nice, though.

Boxboy
09-24-2012, 12:55 AM
Here is some pics of the DIY ADA knock off Im using for this tank!
http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/m522/boxboy2/any%20new%20photos/photo-8.jpg
http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/m522/boxboy2/2820231345768104909-1.jpg
http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/m522/boxboy2/1341164968324-1.jpg

Boxboy
09-24-2012, 01:02 AM
http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/m522/boxboy2/any%20new%20photos/2012-07-01103608.jpg
Supply of frags I may have to buy..
http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/m522/boxboy2/any%20new%20photos/7148il9_20.jpg

Enigma
09-24-2012, 03:08 AM
The stand is looking very nice. And those frags . . . Wow.

intarsiabox
09-24-2012, 03:53 AM
Nice looking stand! I see you even made a cut out for the controller. I was thinking of removing the trim on my 10g earlier on in my thought process but after seeing how much silicone is holding it on and how thin the glass is I decided to live with it and use a plastic canopy that I had for it. I have a glass top as well that I may have to use if I decide to use a hanging LED fixture that I have or just go topless.

Boxboy
09-24-2012, 12:12 PM
Thank guys/Gals, I do think the stand is pretty sold. Yes the whole is for a controller. But its to small to fite lol The Frags are nice yes. My supplyer always has great stuff :) I also agrree, would never remove the trim from a 10gal tank. to risky. and yes you should go topless with your tank and some trype of hanging fixture :-D just remember to make/get top off system. evap is crazy..

Thanks for your kind comments. I will be following your threads too.

fishoholic
09-24-2012, 02:33 PM
The stand looks great! So do the sps frags to choose from, look out wallet :lol:

Boxboy
09-24-2012, 03:14 PM
Hahah yeah its costly, oo well. Thanks for the kind comments.
Those frags are sweet in person..

Boxboy
09-26-2012, 04:32 PM
Looks like Ive forgot to take some photos of the "water test." and "equpment' does this mean im subject to loose points?

reefwars
09-26-2012, 04:43 PM
Looks like Ive forgot to take some photos of the "water test." and "equpment' does this mean im subject to loose points?



only the judges can tell you that friend;)

Boxboy
09-26-2012, 04:50 PM
True lol Thanks for the reply :) Cant wait to get this going full force.
I may be starting a second tank also :)
Getting prices on 15" cube polished and beveled glass + 13" cube sump and simple diy stand.
Going for the "no wires on tank" look. Should I do it?

fishoholic
09-29-2012, 02:30 AM
True lol Thanks for the reply :) Cant wait to get this going full force.
I may be starting a second tank also :)
Getting prices on 15" cube polished and beveled glass + 13" cube sump and simple diy stand.
Going for the "no wires on tank" look. Should I do it?

Go for it! There's always room for more tanks :mrgreen:

Boxboy
09-29-2012, 02:43 AM
lol Already planing for it.

Soo farr, 15" cube starphire glass polished with beveled edges delivered to my door is $190.00 :)
Sump wont cost as much, its only going to be regular glass, no bevel.

Boxboy
10-06-2012, 10:18 PM
Just ordered this light holder.
http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/m522/boxboy2/any%20new%20photos/_KGrHqF_pcF_IHo_wFuBQKz_UFv_Q_60_3.jpg

And this light
http://www.fortyfathoms.net/par-38-full-spectrum-led/
And considering this sump build.
http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/m522/boxboy2/any%20new%20photos/AquariumSump.jpg

That is all for now.

Boxboy
10-14-2012, 10:45 PM
well my light came in :)
http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/m522/boxboy2/any%20new%20photos/2012-10-12094546.jpg
24watts of sweetness

Here is a very basic tank shot via my cell phone. This makes it look very blue.
Its not actually that blue at all.
http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/m522/boxboy2/any%20new%20photos/2012-10-08135954.jpg

soapy
10-17-2012, 04:12 AM
Good work on the cabinet. Looks like this build is coming along nicely.

Boxboy
10-17-2012, 06:51 PM
Thanks :) Its still far from how Id like it to be however, just to picky maybe!
here is a better pic of the light Im using.
http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/m522/boxboy2/any%20new%20photos/par38-reeflamps.png

Boxboy
10-21-2012, 02:14 AM
Ohhhh Noo, What have I done now? 100% Rimless 24x14x16, 23ish gallons.
http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/m522/boxboy2/any%20new%20photos/2012-10-20130632.jpg

Before you all have a heart attack, NO its not my Contest tank, but I could not just keep this all to myself! Had to share it will all of you wonderful people :)

Plan is to drill it, unless its tempered! This is going in my 11yrs old bedroom as a very costly night light haha.

So hopefully someone on here can suggest some cool ideas for this tank! The stand has to go however, its kinda water logged and does not look strong enough o_O

Thanks for looking!

Boxboy
10-22-2012, 10:54 PM
Annnnd we have holes, its a bad way to find if glass is tempered lol
http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/m522/boxboy2/any%20new%20photos/2012-10-22174556.jpg
In hin sight I should have drilled the smaller hole before the larger one.

Boxboy
10-25-2012, 01:19 AM
Hi Guys/Gals, Only update on the contest tank is ive added 5 star shell snails :)

Boxboy
01-30-2013, 06:13 PM
Sorry everyone, this tank is shutdown! :neutral:
Long story short ŗ Life happened and now this 10gal is empty on the floor, sold all livestock and waiting to re-start a tank. Pending Life!
I hope you all have fun in this contest; I will do my best to keep checking in!

yellowworld
01-30-2013, 11:46 PM
Sorry everyone, this tank is shutdown! :neutral:
Long story short ŗ Life happened and now this 10gal is empty on the floor, sold all livestock and waiting to re-start a tank. Pending Life!
I hope you all have fun in this contest; I will do my best to keep checking in!

Im sorry to hear that, i know how much of a cruel mistress life can be im just luck i didnt have to shut down mine after life kicked my truck in to the ditch. Best of luck hope to see you back here soon!!!