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Old 07-31-2015, 04:09 PM
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Well my new tank arrived yesterday.

Shout out to the ReefSupplies.ca guys, great packing and free 2 day shipping. Just couldn't pass it up.











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Old 07-31-2015, 05:28 PM
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I was unsure what to do for a stand. The one from IM has really poor reviews.

I did look at either building one myself, or reinforcing a 24" bathroom vanity.

Then I found this little gem on Kijiji, needs a paint job

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Old 07-31-2015, 08:16 PM
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A fresh coat of pant and it will look awesome
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Unfortunately this stand isn't going to work. The measurements supplied to me were incorrect, and the tank overhangs in the back 5/8".

I was considering adding 1/4 oak plywood to the top that would be 24" x 15" and supporting the overhang in the back. When mudded and painted you wouldn't even see it.

I have one more stand option that popped up so I may go a different direction yet.
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Looks good! FWIW, the first stand would have worked just fine as is. Hanging one edge off isn't a big deal - especially with a nano tank. I love these Fusion tanks. What are you doing for lighting?
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Old 08-01-2015, 02:31 PM
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What are you doing for lighting?
Probably repurpose an Evergrow 120V2 off my 150G as I shut it down, then pick up and AI Prime.
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That explains our crazy Uline invoices lol

Love the stand!
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Apologies for not keeping the thread up-to-date. I'm still in the process of shutting down my 150G and some issues on that side slowed me down.

First my Gyre 150 controller died out of the blue. Lucking the guys at Distribupet (Maxspects Canadian Warranty support), hooked me up and 2 days later its back up and running.

Of course for those two days I was running a mishmash of powerheads in there. One of my old Koralias was moved in from my salt mixing setup. Of course when I went to adjust the angel, the ball joint was jammed with calcium sediment and it broke of in my hand. Completely my fault, just a **** off to an already ****ty day. But it did make me think of a use for it, more on that in a later post.

And then to top it all of my driver went in one of my Chinese LEDs (full spectrum side). Another shoutout to Reefsupplies.ca, they've threw a new driver in my order that should arrive tomorrow. Thanks Ray!



Anyway... back on track...

I got the sand and water in 5 days ago. Decided to go with 15 lbs of CaribSea SeaFlor Special Grade, plus 1/4 cup of my old sand just to help seed it. I am a big fan of sand in a tank, looks more natural to me than bare bottom. I also can't stand that crushed coral look, too gravelly (Is that even a word?). In my last tank I went with Oolite, and although I loved the look, I could never run enough flow through it without creating sandstroms, and my Orange Spot Diamond Goby was always keeping just enough fine particles of it in the water column that the tank never looked completely clear. The SeaFlor Special Grade has a slightly larger grain size (1.0-2.0mm VS 0.1-1.0mm), and I can already tell it's going to work out much better.

The following day I moved over about 13 lbs of Pukani from my 150G. A quick hacksaw here and a little bone cutter there and I came up with this:



I didn't really get much further, I had been ordered to recycle the box the tank had come in (APPARENTLY it had been "laying" around too long). So of course I did as ordered:

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