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post #1 of 25 Old 06-07-2010, 01:28 PM Thread Starter
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.

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post #2 of 25 Old 06-07-2010, 01:35 PM
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Looking good!

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post #3 of 25 Old 06-07-2010, 01:45 PM
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post #4 of 25 Old 06-07-2010, 01:46 PM
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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!!!!!!!

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post #5 of 25 Old 06-07-2010, 02:31 PM
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awsome looking tank, how many gallons is that.

Also would like to see the skimmer

5 gallon
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post #6 of 25 Old 06-07-2010, 03:15 PM Thread Starter
Thanks for the kind words :).

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

It's 28.1 US gallons.
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post #7 of 25 Old 06-08-2010, 04:57 AM Thread Starter
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.
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post #8 of 25 Old 06-08-2010, 05:37 PM
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how new is this set up and how did you acclimate? sorry for the loss.
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post #9 of 25 Old 06-08-2010, 05:56 PM
I'm sorry for your loss! I love the set up though!

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post #10 of 25 Old 06-08-2010, 07:28 PM
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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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