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trano's 75L nano (pics 27/10/09)

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trano's 75L nano (pics 27/10/09)

Postby trano » Sun 23 Aug, 2009 2:09 am

Introduction:
Hey guys i think its about time i started my journal. ive had this tank for like 1 year or more but started over 2 months ago. soo on with the show.
current fish are occelaris clown and 6 line wrasse, 1 blue chromi

System Objectives: Nice colored reef, grown from mainly frags.

System Type: Mixed Reef with mainly Zoos and Acans and Acros!

Display System:

Strike up Date: Date system started at 6th May 2009

Display Tank: Ehhh... 51x33x45 cm

Display Lighting: 150w MH with 2x2ft t5's

Stand: its my drawers where I keep my clothes.
Hood: made it myself... its so ugly

Sump: 90x37x51 cm

Refugium: its in the sump?

Refugium Lighting: Compac fluros


Support systems:

System Water: Artificial salt water

Display Water circulation: 2x 3000L/H Koloria Copies.

Return Pump:Eeim compack 5000LPH? or 3000 i dont remember anymore.

Skimmer: BH-100f hang on skimmer. Will upgrade when i have the $$$

Evaporation Top Up: DIY Auto topup


Chemical Support:

Calcium Addition: NA

Alkilinity Addition: NA

Other Chemical Maintenance: none though will start dosing Vodka when I learn more about it
Current Water Chemistry:
Nitrates: 0
Phosphates: 0
Alkalinity:
Calcium:
Salinity / Specific Gravity: 0.026
Magnesuim:


Images:
this used to be an aquaone 510, then i decided to hack it and add a sump
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and its wet!
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now

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THANKS FOR LOOKING GUYS! :wavey:
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Postby PeneJane » Sun 23 Aug, 2009 2:12 am

wow thats quite a nice looking tank!

Keep it up :D
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Postby Thunil » Sun 23 Aug, 2009 11:59 am

very neat setup. I love the look of nanos with sump for all the bits and pieces, makes them look so much nicer, plus the added stability that comes with a larger volume of water.

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Postby Lutjanus » Sun 23 Aug, 2009 1:34 pm

Very neat little setup.

How did you cut the glass for the external wier?

Was it a matter of drilling two holes then using a glass cutter to cut the notch?

I'm interested in doing this to my 3 x 2 x 2. Looks so much neater.
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Postby SLACkra » Sun 23 Aug, 2009 2:01 pm

Looking good! That is pretty much exactly what i did with my nano, cept mine isn't wet yet.

How did you cut the glass for the external wier?


I'd say he used a dremel.

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Postby trano » Sun 23 Aug, 2009 8:53 pm

Lutjanus wrote:Very neat little setup.

How did you cut the glass for the external wier?

Was it a matter of drilling two holes then using a glass cutter to cut the notch?

I'm interested in doing this to my 3 x 2 x 2. Looks so much neater.


nah i brought it to the guy where i get my glass from. he did it for me for about $20 i dot remember. really good job. then i just flattened the rough edges with a dremel

thanks for the nice comments guys! :cheers:
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Postby trano » Mon 31 Aug, 2009 5:45 pm

started dosing vodka last night, so ill see how this goes.

starting at 0.17mL/day for the first 4 days, then to 0.34 and increase in 0.5mL/week after that until 1.34mL and keep it there daily.
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Postby trano » Tue 01 Sep, 2009 11:22 pm

here's a little update. picked up a little blue acro frag, and its managed to keep its color! i love it.

also tank inhabitants include, 1 chromi, 1 occalaris,1 6line wrasse and snails, a hermit crab in the sump.

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some zoos! WHICH I LOVEEEE

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Postby trano » Thu 03 Sep, 2009 11:12 pm

new update! got alittle soemthing from my friends for my birthday!

here she is.

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and a new FTS

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Postby RedLineR » Thu 03 Sep, 2009 11:44 pm

Looking nice mate.
Damn those zoos looks better in your tank. :)
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Postby trano » Fri 04 Sep, 2009 7:12 pm

ahahah! thanks Edi! maybe ill get tank of the month thanks to those zoos! :P
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Postby bulseye » Sun 06 Sep, 2009 11:21 pm

very nice set up love it :) just out of the curiosity how do you have 2 korolia copy at 3000lph in that tank cause i have 90 litre tank i seem to be able to only fit one without things not blowing everywhere and fish not hiding. i did buy 2 as well thinking after reading forums but im scared to put second one hehe
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Postby trano » Sun 06 Sep, 2009 11:25 pm

ahah i point it at the glass so the currents bounce off it and go everywhere else. thanks for the comment by the way! my journal is so quiet :P AHAHAH
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Postby sydneydrewid » Sun 06 Sep, 2009 11:26 pm

looking very nice there!! keep it up and it'll be TOTM one day :)
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Postby trano » Sun 06 Sep, 2009 11:32 pm

new pictures from a better camera! sorry about the dirty glass... my piranha float is in for warranty issues... been over a month :(

from the corner
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looking from the right
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FTS under 20000k t5's
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and finally FTS under MH supposedly 20000k with all of my fish performing a barrel roll
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Postby bulseye » Mon 07 Sep, 2009 1:38 am

thanks will try that bouncing off glass :) theory. That MH is nice and bright in photos everything looks vibrant keep it up :thumbsup:
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Postby trano » Tue 08 Sep, 2009 8:10 pm

i have ich! :furious: note to self.. quarantine in a clear fish tank -_- for more than 1 week ;)

well ive caught 1 fish and 2 more little tricky b$#%@ds to go! :wall: :wall: :wall:
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Postby trano » Wed 14 Oct, 2009 1:59 pm

well, white spot is gone. one colony of acro is gone and one is on its way out due to RTN... looks like SPS is not my thing :( i guess i will try and just stick to LPS and the soft stuff
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Postby trano » Tue 27 Oct, 2009 11:21 am

ok abit of an update... but nothing good sadly :( after having all my acros go brown and die on me ive decided to relieve the MH and switch to a 2ft t5 unit instead and see how things turn out like this.. also i have lost my chromi... i think i may have a crab or something.. i was never able to retrieve the body :(

before hand i bought a new skimmer BM-150 but the shaft came broken so i have been waiting for a replacement since i got it... but my old skimmer (BH 100F) is doing fine on its own for now..

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my little frag rack
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My leather coral (happy i think... hope)
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[My sump]
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and the skimmate
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and the replacement lighting for the moment.
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