10 Gallon AIO

Discussion in 'Tank Journals' started by muhli, May 2, 2011.

  1. muhli

    muhli Guest

    As some may have known, I already have a 10 gallon nano. But being tired of seeing all the equipment in the tank so far, I've decided for an overhaul. Basically what I'm doing is another 10 gallon nano but with a false wall hiding some stuff.

    Planned / Current equipment:
    CPR HOB Skimmer
    AC70 fuge mod
    Vortech MP10
    EBO Jager 50w
    Fishneedit 4x24w T5HO (upgrading to 2x par38 bulb soon)

    Stocklist:
    1 yellow clown goby
    2 yellow tailed damsels
    SPS, LPS, and few mushrooms

    Here is what it looks like so far:
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    On a side note, just bought a 24"x18" x.220 sheet of acrylic today from HD. Can anyone help me cut it in SF? I dont really got the tools myself...
     
  2. xcaret

    xcaret Supporting Member

    Why not just paint the back of the tank black?
    I could help you cut the acrylic but am free till Wednesday, well free is saying I have to complete a small project so I can be free to help you cut the acrylic while I'm there. Close to the former Ocean Treasures Aquarium LMK
     
  3. muhli

    muhli Guest

    Yup. Going to paint the back of the tank black. Its going to have a partition in the back right corner for a overflow system where I'll be hiding the intake tubes and heater. Also going to paint the back of the acrylic black and layer another layer of acrylic over that so the paint doesnt ever touch water. (Not sure if spraypaint is safe for reef)
    That'll be great Mario!
    Anytime is fine with me. In no rush to do this project. Just let me know when you have time :)
     
  4. xcaret

    xcaret Supporting Member

    Remind me late tomorrow or early Wednesday so we can meet
     
  5. muhli

    muhli Guest

    Thanks mario! I'll use this thread to contact you since I dont got a PM box.... =[
     
  6. muhli

    muhli Guest

    Decided to go with a custom cut black acrylic from TAP Plastics instead of cutting and painting the one from Home depot and starting to make the teeth. Heres how it looks so far
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  7. jimmyc

    jimmyc Guest

    If you want a standard black 10 gallon wood stand... I have one for FREE... I need to get it out of the house... In good condition... bought from PetCo.
     
  8. muhli

    muhli Guest

    Thanks for the offer Jimmy, but I dont have room for it. The only place I can put my tank is on top of my computer desk... ): hence the reason why Im doing an AIO instead of a sump setup... ):
     
  9. muhli

    muhli Guest

    after silicone and making of the slits
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  10. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer President

    Nice work! Looks good
     
  11. muhli

    muhli Guest

    Finally got the chance to transfer tanks over. Was going to use the CPR skimmer, but decided against it.
    Heres how it looks right now. Looks alot cleaner than before. Wish I could go to the BAYMAC, but i got 2 pages of term papers to write.. =/
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  12. muhli

    muhli Guest

    Updated FTS:
    Added a true perc, ygc and a gorgonian.
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  13. Joost_

    Joost_ Guest

    I'm sorry to say that your gorgonian is a Acalycigorgia sp. aka the "blue berry gorg", which is notoriously hard to keep even in azoox tanks with constant feeding. If you don't want to see it slowly starve to death, maybe consider donating it to Steinhart.
    Just one of the reasons why it is important to research a coral BEFORE you buy it ;) Beside the gorg the tank is looking great!
     
  14. muhli

    muhli Guest

    Yeah I had to find out the hard way... LFS told me it was a photosynthetic and easy to keep that's why I got it...
    Thinking of selling it out. Just received a photosynthetic gorg in the mail today
     

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