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Snaza`s 30L SPS Nano tank 25x9x8 inches! (update 27/04/09)

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Snaza`s 30L SPS Nano tank 25x9x8 inches! (update 27/04/09)

Postby snaza » Sun 21 Sep, 2008 9:22 am

Hi again

Well i couldnt decide if i wanted a nano or a frag tank so i combined their dimensions and this is what i came up with. Thanks to Dennison for transforming my drawing into a real tank.

The actually dimensions are 800 x 240 x 200mm. The last 170mm is for hiding equipment so the display is 630x240x200mm (30L display).

Im using the sump from my existing 4x2x2 so there is no filtration required. Kinda cheating i guess but i dont want anymore stuff lying around.

EQUIPMENT

return pump - 3000l/h aquabee
Flow - 5000L/h kydro copy, 800l/h powerhead
Lighting - 4x24w Solarmax T5

ATI- Blue plus
ATI- Aqua Blue
ATI - Blue plus
Solarmax - 14K

The display part of the tank is only 30L total so with about 7000L/H of flow it works out about 250x turnover. Plenty to keep my SPS happy

The equipment section of the tank is made from black perspecs so its all hiden :clap:

Anyway hope you enjoy

:cheers:

Aaron
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Postby snaza » Sun 21 Sep, 2008 9:29 am

The tank will sit on a shelf next to my 4x2x2. Hope it can hold the weight. I did use 9 dynabolts and sat on the shelf to see if it could hold my 75kg.
Ill still hold my breathe when filling it. :nut:

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Im using some black non slip foam/rubber stuff


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I HATE PLUMBING

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Postby snaza » Sun 21 Sep, 2008 9:33 am

MORE PLUMBING PICS :konk:


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The Lights will be hung from the ceiling

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Postby snaza » Sun 21 Sep, 2008 10:07 am

With some water. Ive just dumped in a few bits i cant fit in my other tank. ill do come aquascaping next week.

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Some of my frags from my 4x2x2


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Postby kurt » Sun 21 Sep, 2008 10:23 am

You are one brave man putting it on a shelf.. Nice job but
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Postby snaza » Sun 21 Sep, 2008 12:02 pm

kurt wrote:You are one brave man putting it on a shelf.. Nice job but


the shelf is VERY strong ;)
only about 40kg total weight
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Postby billet » Sun 21 Sep, 2008 5:27 pm

A quick question, im assuming the problems you were having with the black silicone was from not letting it dry completely when you first used it? Just that I can see you using it once again
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Postby snaza » Sun 21 Sep, 2008 6:18 pm

billet wrote:A quick question, im assuming the problems you were having with the black silicone was from not letting it dry completely when you first used it? Just that I can see you using it once again


No no, trust me i learned my lesson. i did this plumbing 2 weeks ago and that is what caused my problems. The silicone is now in the bin. My tanks are looking much better now.
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Postby tmd77 » Mon 22 Sep, 2008 9:36 pm

looking good as always aaron... once my tank is established you may have me nagging to "borrow" a frag off you :poke: hahaha :roflmao:
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Postby snaza » Mon 22 Sep, 2008 9:58 pm

tmd77 wrote:looking good as always aaron... once my tank is established you may have me nagging to "borrow" a frag off you :poke: hahaha :roflmao:


no problems :thumbsup:
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Postby snaza » Sun 28 Sep, 2008 8:58 pm

Well I did a bit of aquascaping tonight and got the frags off the sandbed. All i need now are some nice colourful frags. I used what i had but want MORE (-:

Here are some pics so far. Im not completely happy but its a start. I added another small pump too so there is PLENTY of flow. about 250x now !!!


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Not sure what this fish is but i like him or her


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Postby OzeDiver » Sun 28 Sep, 2008 9:18 pm

Looks great Snaza, liking the rockwork.

That fish is a Rainford Goby (Ambligobius rainfordi). Great little fish but apparently hard to get eating, unless you have a healthy supply of filamentous algae.
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Postby Siiri » Sun 28 Sep, 2008 9:18 pm

Snaza... It's a Rainford's Goby (Amblygobius rainfordi). Other common names are Court Jester or Old Glory Goby :)

I have one and find he's a real character. He's a camera hog and always comes out and checks out what I'm doing when my hands are in the tank.


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Postby Siiri » Sun 28 Sep, 2008 9:20 pm

Sorry OzeDiver... looks like you made it just that second faster than me... :roflmao:
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Postby snaza » Sun 28 Sep, 2008 9:30 pm

Thanks guys. yep lots of character. only been in the tank for 3 hours but not shy
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Postby luzinit » Sun 28 Sep, 2008 9:49 pm

That's gonna look great when the frags grow out. Don't you hate this hobby... just when you've ran out of things to tinker with for the display tank, you always have to find some excuse to set up another tank or project to play with!! It never ends!
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Postby snaza » Sun 28 Sep, 2008 10:31 pm

Yep thats right. Ive already planned my next 160x80x50cm. Just need a house to put it in (-:
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Postby tmd77 » Mon 10 Nov, 2008 9:10 pm

update? :poke:
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Postby snaza » Sun 28 Dec, 2008 2:54 pm

Well its been 3 months and growth has been pretty good.

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Postby tmd77 » Sun 28 Dec, 2008 3:08 pm

some good growth there aaron! hows the light going mate? considering getting it for my nano just not sure whether to go the 4 bulb with individual reflectors or the 8 bulb one.

hope all is well
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Postby snaza » Sun 28 Dec, 2008 3:26 pm

Light is good. get the 4 bulb. will be heaps. I was getter 790 Par at the water level. I now have one of those jcar $20 cross flow fans blowing on the side and par is 1050. That is PLENTY.
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Postby kirby » Mon 29 Dec, 2008 7:06 pm

how did you adhere the corals to the rock?

nice looking tank!!!
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Postby snaza » Mon 29 Dec, 2008 7:28 pm

Used a bit of tunze putty. That has well and truly been crusted over now though.
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Postby old_mr2 » Mon 29 Dec, 2008 11:55 pm

Great job mate! Looks a treat
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Postby snaza » Tue 30 Dec, 2008 7:29 am

thanks
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Postby Tone » Tue 30 Dec, 2008 5:04 pm

Your acros are looking stunning Snaz! :clap:

Have you settled on the aquascaping yet? Check out Ed's thread ... this is part of it where he builds his aquascape:

http://reefcentral.com/forums/showthrea ... genumber=4

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Postby snaza » Tue 30 Dec, 2008 6:24 pm

Tone wrote:Your acros are looking stunning Snaz! :clap:

Have you settled on the aquascaping yet? Check out Ed's thread ... this is part of it where he builds his aquascape:

http://reefcentral.com/forums/showthrea ... genumber=4

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Cool thread i think he copied me :roflmao:

No acrylic rods in my tank though.

Im going to change the right hand side when i get motivated.

:cheers:
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Postby blags » Tue 30 Dec, 2008 6:39 pm

Looking good Snaza. :clap: :clap:
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Postby incomplet » Wed 31 Dec, 2008 12:15 pm

i just hope the shelf holds =)
nice frag tank btw
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Postby snaza » Sat 03 Jan, 2009 10:51 pm

I hope it holds too :thumbsup:
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