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Old 05/08/2012, 02:39 PM   #1
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Smile My little piece of the ocean

I recently retired a 100G rimless that was a full blown sps aquarium. The entire aquarium with hardware and livestock was donated to the museum of science here locally. I then decided to get a nano aquarium to keep my sanity and this is what i came up with. This will be my build thread and aquarium log of this aquarium.

Here's the current list of the hardware as of today.

Tank- Pico Aquarium's Deep Blue 18
Lighting- AI Sol Nano
Stand- Ecoxotic 18 x 18 stand
ATO- JBJ
Dosing- Marine Magic triple dosing unit. Will be dosing 2 part


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Old 05/08/2012, 02:43 PM   #2
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The aquarium. I got the aquarium from picoaquariums. I really like the filtration box that's included with the unit. I can adjust the water height in the display tank to my desire. Most other ato tanks is fixed at one height. i usually spill water over the top of the aquarium when cleaning the tank but now that it's adjustable i can avoid all that and keep the display clean and neat.



a side view of the aquarium showing the sump area



another side view with a prototype sump cover to hide the mess associated with AIO tanks



with full spectrum lights on without flash.




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Old 05/08/2012, 02:44 PM   #3
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A FTS of the front showing aquascape



notice the sump cover hiding the mess


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Old 05/08/2012, 02:50 PM   #4
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i find that the AI nano is really powerful! if you go with this option make sure you aclimate the corals slowly. initally i started running the output at 25% but corals were begining to bleach. right now i'm running the output at 16% and corals seems to be fine. once i get the corals i desire i will slowly increase power of the lighting


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Old 05/08/2012, 03:18 PM   #5
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Old 05/28/2012, 03:32 PM   #6
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btw lpabsolute, love the avatar! lol

awesome update! picoaquariums made me a prototype cover for the filter area! love the look of the finish!

top before the cover



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