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01-21-2013 05:18 PM
Newman 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 05:33 AM
Neatfish Hey no problem.
01-21-2013 04:18 AM
ophiophagus Thank you very much neatfish and newman
01-21-2013 03:32 AM
ses601
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Originally Posted by ophiophagus View Post
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.
man i like that little reef, is it weird that sometimes the lack of many different colors looks good to me
01-21-2013 03:14 AM
Newman 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 11:19 PM
Neatfish
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Originally Posted by ophiophagus View Post
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.

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 05:06 PM
ophiophagus 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.

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Well it's not a planted tank but it is a JBJ picotope lol:
01-20-2013 05:58 AM
Neatfish 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 04:43 AM
Newman 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 09:16 PM
Wicket_lfe
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Originally Posted by jbrady33 View Post
If you can find thick acrylic it won't warp, but I just cut a thin piece I got at Home Depot cheap, cut nice with q cheap coping saw (see my sig for more info). When it warps one way I flip it over

Also saw some people on a reef forum that special ordered hinged glass lids from some where, but I think they cost as much as the tank!

cool, if i think of something innovative, ill let you know.
01-15-2013 08:32 PM
Neatfish 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 07:33 PM
hhk12 *awesome
01-15-2013 07:32 PM
hhk12 those all look awsome
01-15-2013 07:21 PM
Neatfish
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Originally Posted by A.D.D.i.c.t. View Post
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...
Do a reef too.
01-15-2013 07:09 PM
A.D.D.i.c.t. 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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