3 Foot Office Nano

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  1. eschulist

    eschulist Well-Known Member Build Thread Contributor

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    Hey Reef2Reef

    I've been lurking here for a long time but never posted a build thread. I've done so on my local forum and on nano-reef. I figured people that might not visit either of those places might like to see what I've been doing too.

    The build started in the spring of 2012.

    The tank is a Mr Aqua 12 gallon. 36" long x 8 wide x 9 high. It is drilled 2 times on both sides. Two 1" drains with flat screens, and two 1/2" returns going straight into the tank. This provides all of my flow. I run a small 10 gallon sump with a filter sock and 75 watt neotherm heater. My main media filtration is a tiny amount of biopellets in a BRS Dual reactor. In chamber two is Rox carbon. It used to be both carbon and gfo mixed but I was over stripping nutrients by doing both the pellets and gfo. The main return pump is an Eheim 1260 that wyes to both returns.

    The light was upgraded last year. For the first 2 years I used a Chinese no brand name 50 blue : 50 white on/off style LED fixture. It was really crude but worked. I had separate timers for each channel. To control how much total blue/white I was getting I covered some of the white LEDs to be a bit more blue when both were on at once. In the summer of 2014 (same year we moved office buildings) I upgraded to a different Chinese fixture called the AquaPro made by AquaSanrise. Its 36" long and has built in ramping and dimming of 4 different channels.

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    Reef Pets Bioprospector R2R Supporter Gold Sponsor

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    That's awesome!
     
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    DiverGirl82 Well-Known Member

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    That's gorgeous
     
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    eschulist Well-Known Member Build Thread Contributor

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    Took a new cubicle photo today.

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  5. DiverGirl82

    DiverGirl82 Well-Known Member

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    I would never get any work done
     
  6. masterbuilder

    masterbuilder Well-Known Member

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    Its about time you showed up here.
     
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  7. TheEngineer

    TheEngineer Formerly icecool2 R2R Supporter Showcase Editor Build Thread Contributor

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    Beautiful. Love the clean look.
     
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    mOnsterzOas26 Well-Known Member

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    This it's lovely !
     
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  9. eschulist

    eschulist Well-Known Member Build Thread Contributor

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    I've always been here, just never wanted to maintain so many build threads. We'll see how long each of them stay updated.

    I usually don't :p
     
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    914joe Well-Known Member NJRC Member

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    Very cool!
     
  11. eschulist

    eschulist Well-Known Member Build Thread Contributor

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    Extreme flow for my tiny reef aquarium

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    These were won in a local club contest. They were just placed in the tank for comedic purposes. I wouldn't dare turn them on.

    If someone would like them please PM me. Otherwise they will be posted in the classified section shortly.
     
  12. eschulist

    eschulist Well-Known Member Build Thread Contributor

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    Video update

     
  13. revhtree

    revhtree Owner Administrator Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Photo of the Month Award Build Thread Contributor Article Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    I can't believe I haven't seen this amazing little reef! I am blown away! I love it!

     
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    Jimbo662 Well-Known Member Partner Member 2018

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    Tank looks amazing! I've got the tank set up as a planted tank right now...very tempted to get another...wanting to do a small tank for rock nems or something like that.
     
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  15. WilRams

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    Whoa.
     
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    eschulist Well-Known Member Build Thread Contributor

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    Thanks Rev!
     
  17. eschulist

    eschulist Well-Known Member Build Thread Contributor

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    My very early ideas for the 12 gallon long were all anemones too but once I got a few sps in there that addiction took over
     
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    Dekon Well-Known Member

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    I can not believe that is only 12g. It is absolutely fantastic!!!
     
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    I'm a lurker too, but I just have to say that this is one of the most beautiful tanks and setups I've seen. Absolutely beautiful. Nice work!
     
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  20. enzo

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    Very clean sharp looking tank may I ask what are you running for lights and water flow.
     
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