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My New 24G nanocube build from the ground up with lots of DIY!

This is a discussion on My New 24G nanocube build from the ground up with lots of DIY! within the Nano Reef forums, part of the Advanced Saltwater Discussion category; --> Originally Posted by Blabomb Very nice tank! But what is that thing with the long white whiskers? a cleaner shrimp? or if it's the ...

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My New 24G nanocube build from the ground up with lots of DIY!
Old 03-12-2011, 11:23 AM   #21
 
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Very nice tank! But what is that thing with the long white whiskers?
a cleaner shrimp? or if it's the coral you're reffering to it's a gonapora (scientific name) or flower pot ( common or hobby name)
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Old 03-12-2011, 05:02 PM   #22
 
ok i bought one of these fo like $20. Basically its an internal filter with a carbon chamber, and a bio sponge. we typically don't need surface area because we have live rock in the tank so i ditched the sponge, modified it so i would have a chamber for phosphate remover. This will give me an active chemical filter and be more efficient at removing chemical pollutants and phosphates.


here's what i did

first i moved the suction cups to the bottom so when i sit it in the first chamber of the nano it will be real quiet when the pump is on


i also removed the center of the bottom chambe so it can now accept 2 filter packs. the filter packs are shown in the 3rd pic



i pack one of the filter packs with carbon, the other with phosphate remover and reattach the filter together. Then i measure the height and distance from the side of the tank to drill a hole in the back of the filter wall.



cut and insert the black attachment in the hole, drop the filter into the chamber and connect. This is all you see in the tank even though ther is an active filter in the tank.



heres a pic of the filter as it sits in the first chamber attached to that black pipe and there is almost no equipment shown in the display because it's a;; behind the wall.


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Old 03-12-2011, 05:04 PM   #23
 
i added some rock and water in the tank. here's a side view of the pump running and only LED atinics on. notice very little artificial equipment in the display.

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Old 03-12-2011, 05:14 PM   #24
 
i started the cycling period which shoud take a month or so. i added one damsel in my fish cage so i can remove him with ease. Now i wait a month!
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Old 03-12-2011, 05:25 PM   #25
 
here's a pic of my fish cage. it's used to view new fish for a day or so , so if i have to i can easily remove him if needed.



and this is how fast the filter is cleaning the tank. the filter is only running for 10 hours and i've stired the water so the filter can pick up the settled dust. i will add sand in a month just before adding fish and corals. notice the small hole on the left side of the wall. that's the power filter to the display.



not sure if this is the final aquascape of the tank but it's a start. i figure i've got a month to decide.

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Old 04-10-2011, 01:05 PM   #26
 
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Great job, might b time to update/add more pics
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Old 04-14-2011, 05:12 PM   #27
 
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Great job, might b time to update/add more pics
just got back from a 21 day tour of italy. I started the tank so it would cycle over my vacation and then i'll start filling it in with corals and livestock. i wasn't going to post any more on this thread because i didn't think anyone was following it but since you asked i'll continue by next weekend when i start adding stuff. kinda tired from vacation ya know! lol
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Old 04-14-2011, 10:29 PM   #28
 
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Ive been looking up more and more on saltwater as Im trying to start a saltwater tank and I came across your build. Really good work. That Italy trip sounds like its going to take a while to recover from lol
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