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cnforellik
01/17/2014, 07:12 PM
Okay so I scored one of the coolest tanks I have ever seen. It is a pro clear aquatics itank 5 gallon display with a 1.5 gallon sump. My friend encore build me a LED for this little Pico. The light is 6 3 watt LED's. It was retrofitted into an old coral life fixture. The little 1.5 gallon sump holds a filter cartridge with a slot to have two filter cartridges. It is also divided into two sections with the first one being the filter cartridge section which I just put Live Rock in. The second chamber is the return pump which is 98 gallons per hour. Which is about 20 times turnover. I use a 50 watt heater. This is going to be fun!
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terrypercula
01/18/2014, 07:37 AM
What!? That tanks looks awesome ha

Mikez1207
01/18/2014, 09:04 AM
Oh wow. Thisbis gonna be interesting

cnforellik
01/22/2014, 06:00 PM
So in the top of this thing there's only a let's say 5 inch square hole in the top 4 the lite. So I found this old Coralife fixture stripped it down and painted it

Mikez1207
01/22/2014, 06:01 PM
Nice

cnforellik
01/22/2014, 06:04 PM
This is the Pico with the black sand full of water first picture is the acrylic lid that I put over the hole second picture is what the Fixture looks like on top of the tank. Third picture is just the white LED's 4th picture is just the blue LED's and the 5th picture is both the white and the blue

cnforellik
01/22/2014, 06:07 PM
The first picture is my little 1.5 gallon sump with a little live rock rubble a heater and my return pump. The second picture is just my white LED's on my new aquascape. the third is just the blue LED's and the 4th is both the white and the blue LED's . The rock is all from my 106 shallow Reef. So is definitely cured and the one pound in the sump is from my 106 sump and the two pounds of sand is from my 106 plus a little bit of dry sand

Mikez1207
01/22/2014, 06:07 PM
This is gonna be a sweet tank!

cnforellik
01/22/2014, 06:10 PM
the picture doesn't do justice at all...doesn't show how 3d the rockscape really is..will show better when I get it stocked up a good bit
.. Forgot to mention that the over flow system that this tank comes with really sucks it has a river system under the tank to drain the water well at more than 3 times the water so at 15 gallons per hour the river system overflowed. So I cut the river system and glued a hose to the overflow so that it would drain where I wanted it because when it overflowed I got a gallon of water on my floor. Since I have glue the hose and the water goes where I want it have not had an issue sense..
This also allowed me to increase the pump to full power which is 98gallons per hour so that is almost 20 times turnover for my 5 gallon display

cnforellik
01/22/2014, 06:10 PM
This is gonna be a sweet tank!

Thanks...its gonna be a fun little project...so far I have added 1head candy cane...5p orange bam bams..neon green toadstool..bright orange mushroom..and a few sps frags from my 106 shallow.. Watermelon birds nest..garf bonsai acro..teal polyp staghorn and also a rock anemone

cnforellik
01/22/2014, 06:13 PM
Rock nem..orange mushroom..toadstool..orange bam bams..and candy cane

cnforellik
01/22/2014, 06:15 PM
Watermelon bird nest..garf bonsai..and teal polyp stag

Mikez1207
01/22/2014, 06:15 PM
Im working on a 5 myself. I love nanos!!

cnforellik
01/22/2014, 06:17 PM
Few full tank shots... Cannot wait til some of my other stuff in my 106 becomes fragable and can put some nice stuff in it..taking pics with leds is rather hard to show actual colors..this little tank is alrdy popping..and a few shot with just blues on

cnforellik
01/22/2014, 06:20 PM
Im working on a 5 myself. I love nanos!!

Me too...I had a 3g...2 10s ...15t...biocubes nano cubes and solanas lol..now I just have my 106shallow reef,my 75g 'predator',40g bimac octopus tank and now my 5g pico.. Love them all lol

tobey
01/22/2014, 08:56 PM
Awesome little tank, now I want to replace my 5g with one of those... Lol

d2mini
01/23/2014, 09:40 AM
Such a cool little tank! That sump drawer is awesome. lol

Greenfanativ
01/23/2014, 10:17 AM
Wow that is a really cool looking tank where did you find it?

cnforellik
01/23/2014, 01:38 PM
Such a cool little tank! That sump drawer is awesome. lol

I think so too...





Wow that is a really cool looking tank where did you find it?
Local guy had it...traded 2 frags for it..

Sugar Magnolia
01/24/2014, 07:44 AM
Pretty neat! Just a heads up though...you have some aiptasia over on the left hand side of the tank. You'll want to kill that off before it spreads.

cnforellik
01/24/2014, 07:52 AM
Pretty neat! Just a heads up though...you have some aiptasia over on the left hand side of the tank. You'll want to kill that off before it spreads.

Not aptasia... Yellow polyps... Don't look so yellow under the leds

jjustin85
01/24/2014, 08:15 AM
Thats a sweet tank!