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12G Club: Got a 12 GalloN RimlesS or wanna get 1? PoSt/SeE HeRe!

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@BOTIA I love that skimmer, where did you get it?

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Thank you I found it on Aliexpress.
this one works really well very compact, it can even be trimmed to be shorter and still function.
I changed the suction cups to black ones so they wouldn't stand out on my black background tank , they come with nice clear ones.
also I removed the black sponge from inside the skimmer suction adjuster.
fits both 12/16 and 16/22 sizes.

now I just got to make some clear J tubes This tank.

Co2 diffuser just showed up in the mail :-)

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Very nice setup so far! I love how you made your own pipes and found a skimmer that fits this tank!


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Very nice setup so far! I love how you made your own pipes and found a skimmer that fits this tank!

thank you!!
Love a little diy .

16G Aquastar High Tech nicrew lit with dwarf rainbow and striata's
Aquastyle Ar380 9G custom 5730 leds and filter modded for plants and shrimp
4G low iron cube with custom zoomed nano 10 filter
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Progress!!
Today I finally plumbed everything set up the equipment where it goes. And then filled it 50 chlorinated water with no media. Just want to run it for 24 hours before anything else goes in it and want to see how the temperature stabilizes with a built-in heater.

Filled it for the first time today .
Filter is running with no media yet.
I have well seeded ceramic media in my 16 year running jebo 828 for it. I already poured the media that came with into my jebo 828 filter. I'll add more new media to it after I take out enough for this filter.

I reamed out the inside of the 16/22 connector included with the skimmer which allowed me to pressure fit the inlet tube straight into it

backside view nice minimalist

This tank is in my workout/ media room so it had to be integrated into the layout. it will have grey panels covering the shelf area secured by magnets.

Tank stand had to be leveled with with workshop grade adjustable feet as my concrete foundation floor has warble in it.Very frustrating , stand is shimmed and bolted to to studs behind it as the stand is 38 inches high.

still have to set up the CO2 system but the diffuser is plumbed in already. You can see heater on the right side of the canister .
co2 going to be soda stream bottle system with a CGA 320 standard regulator and solenoidetc
Will add a inline ph probe housing if go with a ph controller
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Aquastyle Ar380 9G custom 5730 leds and filter modded for plants and shrimp
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Got some basic , hardscape and a rare piece of Alberta bow river quartz, which I may swap for more seiryu.



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Aquastyle Ar380 9G custom 5730 leds and filter modded for plants and shrimp
4G low iron cube with custom zoomed nano 10 filter
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Soda stream adapter to standard 320 regulator .



Standard cga320 regulator with solenoid.

16G Aquastar High Tech nicrew lit with dwarf rainbow and striata's
Aquastyle Ar380 9G custom 5730 leds and filter modded for plants and shrimp
4G low iron cube with custom zoomed nano 10 filter
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Update
Got my oase thermo filter


and j tubes made .

Heat formed with heat gun


Inlet and outlet tubes will be strapped to a bracket underneath to provide support.


A clear acrylic skimmer that is small enough for nano tanks !!




as seen in 12. long . Skimmer can easily be shortened as well.



Going to be a sodastream based co2 system with a standard reg with controller and co2 art inline diffuser .
What tubing did you use for the j tubes? Looks really good!

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What tubing did you use for the j tubes? Looks really good!

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Thank you I used lees brand aquarium rigid tube.


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Here is an update after planting it out a week ago


16G Aquastar High Tech nicrew lit with dwarf rainbow and striata's
Aquastyle Ar380 9G custom 5730 leds and filter modded for plants and shrimp
4G low iron cube with custom zoomed nano 10 filter
12G Long with Oase thermo100 filter, JC&P 5730 full spec led strip
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