J's new Nano

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  1. JS

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    So after a bit of a break and some construction to our house...my daughters were bugging me to build a new tank for "nemo".

    Not being one to be asked twice i set to work.

    I love the IM tanks...but they are stupid expensive, so set out to do my own version of it.

    Tank specs. 600x490x350 with a sump area in the back. AIO style just like IM Nuvo Fusion.

    Sump area also has a RO tank.

    Equipment list.
    AI Prime HD for the lights.
    Sicce Syncra Silent 1.5 for return.
    2 RW-4s for flow.
    Jebao DP-4 to keep params in spec.
    Modified Reef Octo Topup.
    AquaEl Easy heater. 100w.
    Tunze 9004 skimmer.

    Pics to follow.
     
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    build sounds good.

    Where are those pictures?
     
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    Pics of equipment.

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    Stand being built...

    Process followed was building out of MDF, sealed with 50% woodglue, sprayed with 4:1 primer....sanded smooth...painted 4 coats 2k poly ice white. Polished.

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    Fitting doors.

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    End result.

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    Tank.

    My mate Cecil helped me with this...

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    Back compartments. With media trays.

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    And the two married up....

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    Next steps...running complete system with RO water and a bag of carbon for a few days....

    Will get it salty this weekend and also mount AI Prime.
     
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    Why RO & Carbon, just to clean the tank?
     
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    Yes....i always do that with new tanks and equipment...never know what could be stuck on surfaces...better safe that sorry.
     
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    Looking good!!
     
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    Awesome DIY, @JS. Real top notch stuff.

    Your work is so impecable that you clearly didn't paint the wall behind the tank - I would have killed the painter if I saw that he hadn't taped the plug point before painting. :lol:
     
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    Lol...thanks for kind words.

    In all fairness to my painter...i told him he didn't have to worry...as all the old plug points are being ripped out and updated...
     
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    Wow awesome buil man, extremely neat work done, looking great.
     
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    Shot bud.
     
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    Looks professional, can't wait to see more:swim:
     
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    :lol::lol::lol: :thumbup:

    Tank looks great so far, how long did it take you to get to this stage?
     
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    This is a beautiful build
     
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    Great looking tank! Excited to see it running! Some nice equipment as well!
     
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    Thank you. With a little bit of a delay in glass (supplier cut it too short) - about a month.
    Cabinet was quick - weekend.
     
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    Update? :D
     

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