Custom diy 35l acrylic nano tank

Discussion in 'Nano Tanks' started by jnrreefhobbyist, 22 Feb 2017.

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    Thanks man!
     
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    Hey man. To be honest. Pretty much everything scratches acrylic. And I mean EVERYTHING. I used to use a sponge but found that even if one grain of sand gets in you've got a problem.
    The best that I found was an old bank card. The dul plastic edge cleaned amazingly and if you're careful won't scratch
     
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    I used a magnet glass cleaner on my acrylic tank with no problem. All I did was cut 2 piece's of soft cloth the size of the magnets. I then placed them on the magnet on each end. So a magnet in the tank with a felt pad between the magnet and tank and the same with the outside one. I never had problems but like said before just take care not to get particles stuck between the magnet and tank.
     
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    Hello. Just some updates! My tank is almost done cycling.
    I build a custom mini protein skimmer and here's some pics.

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    Great DIY skills there
     
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    Can you pm me how much you will charge for the same setup.
     
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    Any update?
     
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    Hey, sorry I haven't posted for a while.
    I've made a few changes.
    I took an existing beams work LED and added my own LED's with a controller so I can change colors. The led is about 28w's now! I got a branching monti frag to test out the light and it's been going strong for a month now.
    I added a refugium with hair algae and made a custom light for it too.
    I'll upload photos soon.
     
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    Just showing the color changes of my modified beams work LED

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    My custom 20w led chip and refugium.

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    I bought a cheap acropora frag to test out my light.. I hope it works out
    I got them today so the corals are still closed.

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    If anyone wants anything custom done let me know, I have skills in electrical engineering, custom acrylic jobs and carpentry.
     
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    Just some more pictures

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    My diy skimmer is doing pretty well!!

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    My acro is doing really well under my diy led. I got some other corals too and in general my tank looks okay I think...

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    If anyone in the Gauteng area is interested I can come take photos of their tanks and macro photos of their corals. No charge
     
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    Nice diy skills:thumbup:
     
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    Dosing is difficult on little systems what do you do to keep parameters stable and if you say diy chemicals i might fall of my chair.lol
     
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    I use aquavitros line of chemicals and I setup a schedule of how many ml to dose and how often. I usually test all parameters for 2 weeks and see how they fluctuate a calculate my schedule like that.
    It's a lot of work but it's worth it!
    I do water changes every 2 weeks and it all seems to be okay...
     

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