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willieturnip 06-07-2010 01:28 PM

3 foot desktop tank.
Instead of updating the old nano thread, I thought it was more appropriate to start a new one.

While being classified as a nano in terms of volume, it's actually 3 foot. I always find that funny, tanks can seem a LOT bigger than their volume indicates, especially when cleverly stocked.

The current stocking is an ocellaris clown and a PJ cardinal. Turnover is somewhere over 20x.

Lighting is temporarily a mixture of daylight power compacts and actinic t8's. I shall be purchasing a T5 luminaire very shortly (probably tomorrow..) .

The skimming is taken care of by a HOB recirculating skimmer that I DIY'd sometime last week (great results!), which you can see on the left of the tank.

wake49 06-07-2010 01:35 PM

Looking good!

aunt kymmie 06-07-2010 01:45 PM

It's a beauty!

bearwithfish 06-07-2010 01:46 PM

wow very cool.. hey do a post in the DIY regarding that skimmer i am always looking for cool ideas as are many others..... but man that tank is sweet!!!!!!!

xrayjeeper83 06-07-2010 02:31 PM

awsome looking tank, how many gallons is that.

Also would like to see the skimmer

willieturnip 06-07-2010 03:15 PM

Thanks for the kind words :).

I'l post details of the skimmer when I next get a chance.

It's 28.1 US gallons.

willieturnip 06-08-2010 04:57 AM

I lost the clown! :(

Silly bugger. I found it stuck to the intake of the large pump. I'm going to assume he got stuck there while live, as the cardinal is fine and the parameters are also good.

onefish2fish 06-08-2010 05:37 PM

how new is this set up and how did you acclimate? sorry for the loss.

britnyjackson 06-08-2010 05:56 PM

I'm sorry for your loss! I love the set up though!

JohnnyD 06-08-2010 07:28 PM

I really like the desktop idea here. Thats a good looking tank as well. hope it doesnt distract you when your trying to get some work done on that desk! haha

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