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Post by Bluntokian on October 26th 2010, 5:14 pm

Well since I have a job its my time to start showing how terrible a tank can possibly be. This time around: A 10 gallon with a freshly painted (as in today) black back. Iv been toying around with how im going to scape it and this is what I came up with. I need to get some paint off the sides from where the wind was blowing and I was too hard headed to cover the entire side. I know its a link but with my internet it takes me about an hour to upload 5 pictures onto the forum so I just put them on photobucket.

http://s938.photobucket.com/albums/ad230/A_cedia/10%20Gallon%20Nano/

PS...Yes the walls ARE pink...No they wont be for long...


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Post by Michael Milligan on October 26th 2010, 6:14 pm

no workie

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Re: 10 Gallon Nano

Post by Bluntokian on October 26th 2010, 6:27 pm

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Re: 10 Gallon Nano

Post by Michael Milligan on October 27th 2010, 4:45 am

Works!

What do you want to put in it? octopus? lol

is that live rock or just rock at this point?

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Re: 10 Gallon Nano

Post by Bluntokian on October 27th 2010, 8:31 am

Just rock at this point. 36 hours in bleach im fairly sure it aint doing anything.
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Post by Bluntokian on October 27th 2010, 8:13 pm

I actually havent decided what I want to put in it yet...I figure il give that a few months and let it get set up and cycled.


Okay heres a pic of my lighting set up so far. Nothing fancy but basically im going to run 4 26W 6500k CFL's and a 13W blue party cfl in the middle. I left room for changing it to 2 13W blue's if 1 isnt enough for the actinic look. I can also of course change bulb size etc.

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Post by Hero on October 28th 2010, 11:44 pm

Aquascaping looks nice. Just make sure you get flow going behind those rocks Wink.

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Post by Bluntokian on October 29th 2010, 11:33 am

I have a Koralia 1 my skimmer and 2 Azoo 1200's at my disposal. Im sure il have enough flow Very Happy
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Post by Bluntokian on November 4th 2010, 8:05 pm

Well boys. Just finished wiring and testing the light. All I have to do is paint the outside black and hide the wiring a little bit and im ready for water. Uploading pics on the photobucket link now.
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Post by jared on November 5th 2010, 12:33 pm

I like the scape, but I would push the rock structure up against the back of the tank. Also, I would epoxy the rocks together for added stability.

I have painted a couple of tank backs black. Masking tape and newspaper helps me keep the paint where I want it.

Are you planning to add reflectors for your CFLs? Might boost your PAR if you can find some that will fit - maybe at HD or Lowes"?
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Re: 10 Gallon Nano

Post by Bluntokian on November 5th 2010, 1:42 pm

Actually flat white paint is 99+ percent reflective so I just painted the inside. Also added another rock to the scape. I would push the rocks back but I like the interaction the fish can have with it like this. Plus they're hiding my skimmer behind them. I need to find me a PC fan or 2 so I can get some ventilation on it. Thats my next step.
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Post by Bluntokian on November 5th 2010, 3:34 pm

Just put tap water in it for a leak/flow check. Im going to let it run for awhile and make sure everythings rinsed good from cleaning and il just empty it and re fill it every day or 2 and make sure its going to hold together. Pictures on the photobucket link already up and im running approx 800 GPH turnover at 12w/gallon
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Post by Michael Milligan on November 5th 2010, 7:56 pm

Bluntokian wrote:... il just empty it and re fill it every day or 2 and make sure its going to hold together.

why empty and refill?


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Re: 10 Gallon Nano

Post by Bluntokian on November 5th 2010, 8:29 pm

Scrubbed the crap out of everything after a 36 hours soak in bleach. I want to make sure its all gone.
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Post by Hero on November 6th 2010, 10:55 pm

Better safe than sorry.

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Re: 10 Gallon Nano

Post by Bluntokian on November 7th 2010, 4:21 pm

Draining it for final refill now. This time around its getting salt and substrate. Im going with CaribSea's "Florida Crushed Coral". Looks like some promising stuff.
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Post by Michael Milligan on November 7th 2010, 4:54 pm

""Florida Crushed Coral"" doesn't sound very temperate! lol.
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Re: 10 Gallon Nano

Post by Bluntokian on November 7th 2010, 5:17 pm

Im not doing temperate...Or was I supposed to be? Sorry my fax machine isnt hooked up so...
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Post by Michael Milligan on November 7th 2010, 6:20 pm

my bad. I just assumed that was what was going on.

Wait.... what not? hehehe
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Re: 10 Gallon Nano

Post by Bluntokian on November 7th 2010, 8:49 pm

Lol wasnt trying to be mean man but I been working 9 hour days every day theres work (even saturday) and I cant even get something for my tank without having to give them just as much as I spend in stuff for the tank for gas...Not trying to vent on anyone or anything sorry. Anyway I got salt water in it and 10 pounds of substrate in. Waiting on the water to clear now I think im going to add more. Im really loving the look of the rubble on the big rock. Its creating a lot of nice caves.
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Post by Michael Milligan on November 7th 2010, 10:13 pm

What will be living in those caves?
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Post by Bluntokian on November 8th 2010, 9:53 am

Im not entirely sure yet. I think im going to do either a goby/soft coral tank or a goby/sps tank. I was a little...We'll say asleep when I made my stocking list so I need to go back over it today. Still need to add a little more rubble to the tank. Im loving the way it looks though.
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Post by Bluntokian on November 11th 2010, 3:02 pm

Just added my seed rock to the tank. Fintastic cant sell in parts of a pound so I had to pay $4 for 2 oz of rock. Glad they didnt want to charge for the whole pound though. That was $16 "Display" rock. S@%# imo...
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Post by Bluntokian on November 21st 2010, 3:31 pm

Just found my test kits (I know I should have already had them but I thought id find them quicker) testing the tap and the tank now. We have well water so hopefully everything will be okay. btw has anyone else been having problems with the site? I had to come in through forumotion instead of temperatereef.forumotion.com
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Post by Bluntokian on November 21st 2010, 4:00 pm

Heres test results.


Tap: Ammonia: 0 ppm
Ph: 7.8
Nitrite: 0 ppm
Nitrate: 0 ppm

Tank: SG: 1.023
Ammonia: 0.5
Nitrite: 0
Nitrate: Aprrox 2.5
PH: 8.4

Hopefully itll finish cycling within the next week. My room stinks from the diatom nuke...Apparently I didnt get the rocks cleaned off good enough but at least it dosent seem like anything that will affect it long term.
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