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Old 09-26-2012, 05:04 AM
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at this time all i can tell you guys is i will be using an old 10g tank i had laying around trim removed. i have to polish it up a bit. but it will suffice. when the contest is over im either giving it away in a potm contest on my local forum or giving it to my niece for her dorm room at college.. there may or may not be a sump torn on the lighting and design so all you get is a pic of my dilapitated tank lol lets hope i can give it a new lease on life.

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Old 09-26-2012, 05:21 AM
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i have the upmost faith in you jeff i know your gonna come out with something cool , your like mr diy :P:P


good luck bud ill def be watching this one
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Lol sure no pressure now lol


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I'm sure it is going to clean up wonderfully.
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Contemplating making this tank viewable from 4 sides. Gotta love a challenge


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Contemplating making this tank viewable from 4 sides. Gotta love a challenge


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Check out the island overflow in the tank in the first post:
http://www.canreef.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=82418

I don't know how well it would scale down, but I love it so much my next big tank will have one (and will be built by Concept).
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One of the other nano contestants drilled a couple of holes in the bottom centre of his tank and placed LR around the the drain and overflow pipe. It looks really good but I don't recall whose tank it was.

A store up here in Edmonton had a very large 4 side viewable display tank that they mostly kept their colony size corals for sale in. I loved seeing it until they renovated and sold it off.
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Yes I like those as well but in a nano not so good we'll it would work but I'm thinking more along the lines of overhead filtration no sump hiding power heads to the best of my ability and building the equivalent of an aqua clear filter in the hood trickling back to the tank in a staged waterfall manner for carbon and what not along each long side of the tank leaving the middle for work and lighting I have to do some measurements and figure out the pumps. Since it is only a 10 gallon tank weekly water changes will be a breeze and if I can figure a DIY skimmer in the mix within it via air stone or something bonus if not its all good


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You do like a challenge don't you??!!
But you don't have like a year to get this one going...and making everyone wait forever....just sayin..

Looking forward to this build!!
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Yes I like those as well but in a nano not so good we'll it would work but I'm thinking more along the lines of overhead filtration no sump hiding power heads to the best of my ability and building the equivalent of an aqua clear filter in the hood trickling back to the tank in a staged waterfall manner for carbon and what not along each long side of the tank leaving the middle for work and lighting I have to do some measurements and figure out the pumps. Since it is only a 10 gallon tank weekly water changes will be a breeze and if I can figure a DIY skimmer in the mix within it via air stone or something bonus if not its all good


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I think the Eclipse hoods are similar to what you are talking about doing. There is also the $3o Rio nano skimmer that actually can do a descent job with a bit of tuning. My tank is a 10g as well and if you you use small components there is lots of space and as you said water changes are easy on a nano! I have a 2 1/2g rubbermaid bucket for water changes, a weekly 25% water change that takes all of 5 minutes, gotta love that.
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