My office nano

Discussion in 'Nano Tank advice' started by herkie, 20 Mar 2008.

  1. herkie

    herkie R.I.P.

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    I have been feeling like a nano for quite some time and then Sean Koekemoer gave me a 375x390x530 tank he used to keep an Oscar in. I did not think of taking photos untill after I got going, but this is the tank after the back panel was cut and fitted back to the tank.
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    I am planning to build a filter to the back of the tank below the overflow and also want to have a skimmer in the first compartment and this is where the first problem arises. CASH for a nano skimmer!
    This lead to my desision to modify a Jebo into a 'supercharged' version. Here is a description of my progress.
    I wonder if one of the more advanced members would start a poll to see how many people thinks a Jebo can be 'supercharged' into an decent skimmer? I do not know how and it would be interesting to see the results.
     
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    cool man, lets see more!
     
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    Nice... please keep the pics rollin'!
     
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    herkie Thread Starter R.I.P.

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    The first problem I saw was the footprint of the Jebo. It is too wide and I would like to have 3 compartments in the 'sump'. I also think it is nessesary to increase the bubble production to drive the supercharged mini monster skimmer and the original venturi is removed as well as the regulator valve on the pump.(This was done to improve flow rate as well as bubble production.)
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    Thie original pump regulator valve.
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    The connector was modified like this.
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    And the pump and body joins like this to make the footprint smaller.
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    Looking great! :thumbup:
     
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    Woohooo a tank build, nice Herkie:peroni:
     
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    nice Herkie!!keep the pics rolling.....
     
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    Cool! Thanks for sharing this with us, Herkie! Following this with huge interest!
     
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    herkie Thread Starter R.I.P.

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    The reaction chamber also needs some improvement and had to be partly destroyed to enable the intended mods.
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    The 'neck' on the inside of the chopped off chamber was removed and the two reactor chambers was joined.
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    herkie Thread Starter R.I.P.

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    Eish-It still looks like a jebo!
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    herkie Thread Starter R.I.P.

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    Untill you add some 'coke with ice'.
    Then it does look a bit like a very mini monster.
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    Is that the new medical term for inferiority complex:)

    Nice Herkie. Please keep us posted on the Jebo mod.
     
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    nice and tall,good Job Herkie,like to see this thing in action :)
     
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    This adds a new spin on the argument along the lines of "Which is better, one TS1 or 3 jebos?". It's like someone came along with the bright idea, "what if we join all of the jebos together into one big skimmer?" :p
     
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