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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-19-2008, 05:33 AM Thread Starter
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bottom drilled nano...

I found an article on a nano reef tank that someone had on their desk. The cool thing about it was that it was bottom drilled and the pipes went through a hole in the desk. The tank had 360 degree visibility with no equipment visible. He had piled rock around the intake and outflows to hide them. (I can't find the article now or I would link to it).

I have been looking at the hole in my desk at work (the one you are supposed to run computer cables in) and have been thinking how good it would look to cover that hole with a planted nano. Problem is that I have not found anywhere that sells rimless bottom drilled tanks. Does such a thing exist or would it have to be a custom job.

Any rimless tanks that do exist that could be drilled? I have seen pictures of a few rimless tanks here, but have not found any place that sells them.

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any rimless tanks that have non-tempered bottoms could be drilled. just ask around you local glass companies.


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Well, the link seems to be gone, but there is a video of the tank that is inspiring me on youtube. Desktop nano reef cube

Where do you guys find glass cube tanks? I have been searching for the last few hours and the closest I can find is the JBJ tanks, but they have backs and tops.

If I can find an all glass cube that doesn't have a tempered bottom, I can get it drilled locally, otherwise its off to DIY land.
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ADA's don't have a tempered base as far as I know.
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That video is amazing, I'd be tempted to try it myself but I think for the purpose of planted this could be that little bit too difficult to hide in relation to scape.
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Hey all i am new here and am starting my first planted tanks and i am the new owner of this bottom drilled starphire tank. It should be an interesting setup when its done,ill have to make a thread when its underway.Ive been into nano reefs for 7 years and this site is awesome for info on learning planted aquariums.

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I've seen this tank before. I believe he uses a plastic tub for a sump under the desk too.. insanely hot looking tank..
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acrylic can be a possibility, its pretty easy to work with and for a nano, relatively cheap if you can manage to get your hands on someones scrap left overs.

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WOW that is apsolutely beautiful! lately i have been looking at doing a salt tank and thats rather inspiring.

as for a drilled bottom tank, my only concern is how would you get the substrate around the inlet/outlet?
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I've seen this tank before. I believe he uses a plastic tub for a sump under the desk too.. insanely hot looking tank..
you cannot use a sump with holes drilled at the bottom, he uses the eheim canister pro as seen in the picture

he got his starphire tank from inter-american

He first started with a 8" cube, but he then switched to 12" cube because there wasn't enough space for his mantis shrimp, but right now, the tank is gone
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I own fish's original 8 inch cube. its plumbed to an old ehiem (dont know the model) and im switching it out for a new classic i think. should be running within the month.

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I think it was a 2224 it was plumbed to, a notoriously poor eheim product.
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