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mr_alberta 08-25-2007 05:10 AM

mr_alberta's new(ish) nano
Had this tank for a bit now, but recently tore it down and drilled it for a closed loop system. Here are the revamped specs:

36"x12"x8" custom tank

Water movement:
Custom Sea Life T4 pump
Tunze NanoStream 6045

36" SLS Tek Light 4x39W bulb fixture (2 Giesemann AquaBlue, 1 Giesemann Actinic+, 1 Giesemann Midday)

Reef Octopus DDNW-250 Dual Recirculation needlewheel skimmer

None - I figure that since the T3 is such a hot running pump to begin with, I most likely won't need a heater

Pacific Coast Imports 1/10hp

Tsunami Auto Topoff w/ Hagen 401 powerhead

2-False Perc.

For this tank I am using the BB method once again. My previous tank was also a BB and I enjoyed that look quite a bit, so I've decided to do it again. Plus I can really crank up the flow if I need to and not worry about sand going everywhere.

Mik_101 08-25-2007 05:14 AM

Any pics of the tank and hardwear?

Der_Iron_Chef 08-25-2007 06:11 AM


Mik_101 08-25-2007 06:13 AM


Originally Posted by Der_Iron_Chef (Post 268034)


mr_alberta 08-25-2007 03:36 PM

August 25, 2007
Here are some quick pictures from this morning:

The tank has been running for approximately 15hrs now in its current state, and I've already encountered a problem with heat! :redface: :cry: Without a heater, the pump alone has brought my water temperature up to 90*F!! :eek:

I'll need to find a solution to cool it down. Hopefully the extra 9 gallons or so of water that my skimmer holds will bring the temperature down some as well.

michika 08-25-2007 04:02 PM

Its so cute!

How big is the monster skimmer?

mr_alberta 08-25-2007 06:07 PM


Originally Posted by michika (Post 268087)
Its so cute!

How big is the monster skimmer?

Here are the specs on the skimmer:

DDNW-250 Specifications:

- 10" Diameter
- 30" Tall
- Recirculating Pumps (included): 2 x Octopus OTP 3000, 65W, 790GPH.
- Requires additional feed pump with gph rating at approx. 1.5 times volume of your system.
- Recommended for aquariums up to 650 gallons
- Approx. Footprint 22.5" x 12.5"

michika 08-25-2007 06:17 PM

So um...why the monster skimmer, and mini tank combination?

marie 08-25-2007 06:21 PM

Holy overkill on the skimmer

Mik_101 08-25-2007 07:06 PM

haha I bet ther is water volum in the skimmer than in the tank.

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