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Old 09-26-2012, 10:03 PM
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Hey everyone, its time to toss my money in the ring and get this game underway! If anyone was following my 13.3g build that i started last month then youll already have a good look at my general layout and be able to plan accordingly to beat me out of a few points, if not just follow along!

Before I jump into the build I want to show you what the tank looks like today as i had a bit of a problem durring the build that has set me back on both cash and time but ill take it more as a blessing in disguise



Yup thats right I had a bit of a blow out while i was working on my plumbing and long story short I have a three sided paperweight at the moment haha
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Old 09-26-2012, 10:14 PM
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Now its time for the world to see the master plan at work, here is my list of everything I want to do with this tank, my equipment and some pictures.

***DISCLOSURE*** I will be taking some of the pictures I used on my previous build thread to use in this contest BUT only until the tank is back to its previous condition due to the back glass blow out..Im doing this to keep everyone updated on the progress of the tank/stand that I cannot redo such as my work on the cabinet for the sump and the testing I did with the wave box.


Now without any further a-due, this is my new Mr. Aqua 13.3 gallon bowfront. She measures in at 23'1/2" long by 11'3/8" tall, by 9'1/2" at the outside edge and 11'1/2" at the middle of the bowfront







My plans for this tank are fairly extensive so ill break it all up like this.

The Display Tank
- Cut and drilled to accommodate an external overflow and single return
- Drilled for a second addition to the back wall of the tank that will house a tunze pump salvaged from a Tunze Nano Wavebox

The Sump
- 4 chambers, 1st will be the inflow and bubble trap to the filter sock, 2nd skimmer and reactor, 3rd Macro algea / live rock rubble, 4th return pump.
- Separate ATO box and pump

The Scape
- The scape will be dry rock and foam creating a bunch of negative space in the front of the tank, it won't cover the full back of the tank just create more space by using up the un-used debris catching areas thats usually don't get flow
- There is also a surprise waiting, if you watch the plumbing as it takes shape you might be able to tell what it is

The Equipment

Lights
-DT, Kessil A150w
-Sump, Panorama Strips

Pumps
-Return, Tunze Silence 1073.xxx
-Tunze 6202.200 Massacred Nano Wavebox
-DT, if needed EcoTech MP10

Skimmer
-SWC 120 or BubbleMagus NAC 3.5

Reactors
-BRS Deluxe Reactors (Maybe)

Controller
-Neptune Systems APEX
-PM2 Salinity Monitor/Control
-WEM Wireless Expansion Module (For EcoTech if needed)
-Breakout Box (DIY Breakout Box)

Auto Top Off
-DIY 2 Float Switches, and Pump to APEX Breakout Box
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Old 09-26-2012, 10:33 PM
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A totally techy nano after my own heart!

The "oops" with the back glass is rather unfortunate.
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Old 09-26-2012, 10:43 PM
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A totally techy nano after my own heart!

The "oops" with the back glass is rather unfortunate.


I agree but its probably for the best I would rather the glass crack cus im an idiot every now and then and be able to recover with something better then have it blow out 3 months from now and ruin everything haha
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Cool a bowfront tank. Glad to see this in the making..
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Old 10-06-2012, 12:02 AM
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Alright everyone so since I dont have anything new to do with the tank at the moment i thought i would go ahead and start working on the filing cabinet turned sump stand here is the progress so far,





Then I took out all the hardware and the drawers


After gutting the cabinet i took all the fronts off the drawers and used them to make the door so that it still looked like the original cabinet


Then I added a magnet lock


Then I drilled 4 holes in the top of the stand for the overflow and return plumbing to go though




Then it was off to paint!










The next thing for me to is wait until its all try then run a seam of caulking around the bottom edge to make it water tight and then most likely cut one or two more holes in the back to add computer fans for a little air movement and circulation.
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