eco reef one - what are your thoughts?

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    Haha! Got it right. Thanx, the tank you posted is actually what it started out as and slowly turned into ecoreef zero. Just one large elegance coral. I love the idea.
     
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    Link you Posted is "EcoReef Zero"...so I gather it's two different Models...? Think 4G and 5G...?..Both almost the same size...any difference between the two, except the Tank size...?
     
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    Same guy. Maintenance and equipment is the same, i think. He started with EcoReef 1 and slowly removed all rock and other coral till he was left with just the elegance coral, EcoReef zero. He probably changed the actual tank itself along the way.
     
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    It looks very nice but I think if some algae starts growing and you don't clean it often it's going too lose all it's charm. Especially because it's so small,any bit of detritus will cause algae and will destroy the clean and simple effect , just my 2c
     
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    He's got more coral in that 5 gal than I have in my 60. :p
     
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    True but it wouldnt take too long to clean the glass, the tanks quite small. And your weekly 100% water change would remove all detritus. And being a bare bottom only makes it easier.
     
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    I don't like barebottom tanks but the idea behind this is quite attractive. I am seriously thinking of trying this. One or two nice bright LPS and an interseting invert for interest. I could picture a small arrow crab in there.......
     
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    I was thinking sun coral, fed twice a week, 100% water change weekly. PL Tube 50/50 for lighting that only needs to be on 2 to 3 hours max. So hopefully no algae or cyano problems. As for feeding live brine will be less messy and easier to siphon...
     
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    A sun coral could look realy realy nice in there! And I would think it's the perfect type of coral for this setup, with a no-light coral like suncorals my previous post becomes unnecesary:
    1. You can use actinics for light, they will give that bright bright orange or yellow colour of the coral and also you only need one (like a blue LED or something)
    2. With blue lights, there is very little left of the red spectrum that algae uses to grow thus you cancel out algae growth totaly.
    3. Suncorals don't grow very big thus they are perfect for a nano.
    4. Like you said it will be easy to clean up the mess thus easy to keep params in check.
    5. With blue lights the entire day, you can teach the suncoral to open up at day where you can see the beatu the most.
    6. The inlet from the sump area directly on the sun coral will give enough flow to keep it happy.

    Now this tank speaks to me:yeahdude::whistling:
     
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    I knew someone out there talks my language!:yeahdude:
     
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    Do u guys think a clam would work? I know some of them grow fast, but maybe a slower growing species. Im sure it would take a while before it reaches 25cm in length...just a thought.
     
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    Anyway livestock later...For now we build! :thumbup:

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    Im not sure where to drill the return. Lower down so no detritus settles, higher up for surface agitation, to the right or left, or in the center for even flow? Decisions!
     
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    Why not have 2 returns? So you get the best of both worlds?

    Nice build so far very neat work!
     
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    Is the back compartment a coast to coast overflow or are you going to have other stuff in there as well? If its purely an overflow then drill it on the bottom. The water flowing over the overflow will be enough surface skimming. Second though thou is that since this tank is so small, even a small corner overflow will be enough surface skimming.
     
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    Thanx believe it or not but i havent yet begun with the silicone. Coast to coast with just a heater. Two returns means two pumps and i think it will be abit cramped in there. Not sure if you noticed but the dividing glass is grey...it comes like that.
     
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    Oh yes the tank has no sump, sand, live rock etc Im trying Jake Adams concept of a coral tank.
     
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    Im going to spray the back and bottom panels black.
     
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