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My New 24G nanocube build from the ground up with lots of DIY!
Old 03-05-2011, 05:35 PM   #11
 
top with dusk/dawn atinics on only


and full on daylight.


I had to remove one white LED and replace it with a blue to get the spectrum i'm looking for. I'm pretty picky when it comes to lighting. I want a 20kish look, slow growth because it's in a nano and i want colorful corals! so to get colors and slow growth you gotta go towards 20k lighting.
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Old 03-05-2011, 05:37 PM   #12
 
the tank with just atinics 6 LED blues/ notye i threw in a white paper so you can get a feel of how blue those LED's are.



and with all the LEDS on. I think it's near 20k!



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Old 03-05-2011, 05:40 PM   #13
 
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Would it not be correct to spread the lights out more???
Thanks for the comments! and Not necessarily spread out the leds. if i were only going to keep lps or softies i would spread out the lights but because i don't want to be limited to just those corals i had to pack them in for more light power!.
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Old 03-05-2011, 05:41 PM   #14
 
This canopy is really bright and powerful! the entire room lights up whenever i turn on full power!
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Old 03-05-2011, 05:55 PM   #15
 
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Wow this looks really interesting!!! Good luck with your project! Keep us posted
thanks for the comments!
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Old 03-05-2011, 08:45 PM   #16
 
I will also say that you seem very handy. I am jealous of your handy-ness. haha
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Old 03-11-2011, 05:50 AM   #17
 
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I will also say that you seem very handy. I am jealous of your handy-ness. haha
Thanks for those comments. I'm trying to build the tank so you won't see and unnatural equipment in the display tank or at least keep it to a minimum so I just bought a small in tank filter that will fit behind the wall of the nano so when i install it you won't be able to see it in the display tank. I modified it so it will become a chemical filter that will contain phosphate remover and carbon so i will be able to pull out all the pollutants and polish the water to a sparkle. This filter will be pretty efficient at removing pollutants because all the water passing thru the filter will contact the media that is chosen. I will still be able to keep the middle chamber as a refuge because the internal filter can fit into the first and because i wanted a filter that is easy to clean/replace, it took awhile to figure out how i wanted to accomplish this and to pick the right filter for the job. I will soon be going to Italy for 3 weeks on vacation and want to at least start the tank with just live rocks so when i get back it should be cycled. I will post a some pics of the mods to the filter that i did. I like the way it came out and the ease of removing/replacing all the carbon/phosphate remover and i especially love the price of $20

BTW when i go to Italy, I'm suppose to meet a hobbiest who is using LEDS to light his tank. I've been talking to him via email for over a year now and have seen his tank via web pics. His tank looks awesome and i will get some pictures of his and post them here on TFK., That is one of the many thing i love doing when i travel on vacation. I've seen many unbelieveable tanks from around europe, made many friends and gotten alot of info from them over a cup of coffee at their homes. stay tuned for some awesome pics from italy!

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Old 03-11-2011, 09:15 PM   #18
 
well i dont have any updates yet but i figure i'd post my 10 year old nephew's tank. it's about 3 months old now. i took this picture with my crackberry! lol

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Old 03-12-2011, 12:13 AM   #19
 
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ahhhhh pretttyyyyyyyyy
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Old 03-12-2011, 10:49 AM   #20
 
Very nice tank! But what is that thing with the long white whiskers?
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