|01-21-2013 04:18 PM|
here are some older pics, but this is what i mean about actinics:
And it may not looks like it from the pic i posted before but that tank had just about every color of animals you can normally find in the ocean haha(bottom pic under normal lighting)
|01-21-2013 04:33 AM|
|Neatfish||Hey no problem.|
|01-21-2013 03:18 AM|
|ophiophagus||Thank you very much neatfish and newman|
|01-21-2013 02:32 AM|
|01-21-2013 02:14 AM|
Yep, it was a modded Aquaclear 70 HOB (into a fuge) with a fuge light set on reverse photoperiod for growing chaeto macroalgae. i also hid my heater, my thermometer, and my chemical filtration back in that HOB filter to keep them away from the display. That Koralia nano powerhead was in the display (you couldn't see it much because it was overgrown with green star polyps (on purpose). that pump was 240gph.
The light was a 6 LED DIY fixture that I made myself from Cree LEDs. 3 cool whites and 3 royal blues. each color was run with separate drivers and power plugs so that i could turn one color off and view the tank in one color at a time. very useful if you want to see what corals look like just under actinic lighting. the royal blue LEDs are second to none in terms of blue actinics and they make the corals fluorescence extremely well. I mean really NEON coloration. Crazy.
There was also an Auto top off system in there that i built, and the float sensor was in the left top corner of the tank (you can see it behind that birdsnest coral.) Auto top off really makes maintenance much easier. It adds freshwater as water evaporates and keeps the salinity constant instead of you having to do it yourself every day or every few days. You only have to refill the reservoir once a week or two weeks with fresh distilled or RO water.
The heater was a 50W i believe, or maybe 25W. whatever size fit into that HOB filter.
That setup is fairly high tech. it had eight different power cords running into the wall. When I do a small reef tank again, I will try to keep the power cords down to 3-4 total. you don't need to have such a high tech tank to have a nice reef in your house. Research is key
|01-20-2013 10:19 PM|
He said he was using the Aquaclear 70 he probably turned it into a fuge like a bunch of people do with a nano reef and he said a hydro koralia nano pump I'm not sure about the light but it might be a par38 reef light.
|01-20-2013 04:06 PM|
I love this. I've been tossing around the idea of starting a nano reef like this. What equipment are you using? light,filter,ect.
|01-20-2013 04:58 AM|
Hey thanks I'm already on there because I wanted info on how to setup my nano reef. Just started it today later on I'll get some soft easy corals. Water is starting to clear up now.
|01-16-2013 03:43 AM|
do a reef and right next to it a planted tank haha. it would look great and contrast well.
nanoreef forums are an amazing source of information on building pico reefs, you should check it out Neatfish if you're not part of that community already
|01-15-2013 08:16 PM|
cool, if i think of something innovative, ill let you know.
|01-15-2013 07:32 PM|
Setting mine up this weekend already have ocean water and live sand for it. Maybe I'll get a 2nd one later and do a planted tank too.
|01-15-2013 06:33 PM|
|01-15-2013 06:32 PM|
|hhk12||those all look awsome|
|01-15-2013 06:21 PM|
|01-15-2013 06:09 PM|
I have one of these empty at the moment. I should set it up... Then I'll get in on the action
the addiction continues...
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