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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 10-19-2018, 03:11 AM Thread Starter
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10g aio build

Hi all this is my first ever planted tank and wanted to build somthing so I decided on a 10g and make it a aio tank . Here are some pics of the build so far .

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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 10-19-2018, 01:41 PM
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Cool build. Looks well crafted. All things look in proportion, and built to last. The hardscape looks like a good start, too. Maybe your first planted tank, but looks like you’ve made a sump before.
I couldn’t see at first how the bottom vented tray was removable - looks like you have a clear rim to hold it. Right?
My only critical thought: you may need to adjust the pitch between the two vertical plates, for flow rate. How/when will you do that?
I’m guessing the heater would go in the second chamber, with the pump? The water level may not get much above the second vertical panel, which might require a shorter heater, depending on minimum water level for that unit. I’m curious what you picked for that.
I’m also looking forward to see your light choice, and plant layout.
Thanks for sharing.


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I went with the ai prime light on it I just got the tank running 2 days ago all take some more pics and stuff of it . It seems to be running really good and the water level is right weíre I want it to be .
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Will you use a hanging kit, or does your post fit right into it? That’s a darn powerful light for the nano. You’re giving this 10g a hell of a makeover into an awesome aio.


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I made a mount for the light to go on that pull and the reason why I went with the ai prime I just like going over kill and with the setting I can turn it down and if I get a bigger tank I can always move it over to that
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Here is the pic of the light holder I made for it
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Well itís been a few weeks now amd everything is doing pretty good so far . Just wanted to show the up date pics on it

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That looks great. I like how you put the partition on the side like the spec V. Any thoughts of a black background?
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Iím not to sure about painting the back ground I was going to but might make it to dark .

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Here is another up date on the growth Iím pretty happy so far

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What pump are you using?

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What kind of light are you using? I want to add a light that I can attach to a gooseneck and only viable option I have come up with for a 10 gallon is Kessil A80. Your tank looks great by the way!
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Very impressive build. Carpet filled in nicely too

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The light I have is the ai prime HD fresh water . I made my little tank stand and goose neck for it I just couldnít see my self paying 80 for a gooseneck . I also didnít like how they clamp to the top of the tank rims/ glass
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