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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 03-06-2010, 11:14 PM Thread Starter
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10 Gallon Rock Box Nano Rebuild

This is my build thread for the 10 gallon contest. I am not eligible for the prizes just thought I would do one for fun. Now on to the fun stuff. I will be setting this up after I get back from spring break at the end of the weel.

Tank: 10 Gallon All-in-one Corian Tank courtesy of RedfishSC who built this himself. Matt has already had this tank set up before. Thanks for the tank Matt.
Tank price- FREE

Lighting: 2X65 PC retrofit kit took out of an old coralife fixture that was messed up. I received this for free courtesy of Saltwateraddict. Thanks!
Price- Free
Price deducted from budget- $30

For filtration I will be utilizing the all in one system which will be ran by a Maxi-Jet 400 or 600 which I will be picking up this week sometime while on spring break.
Budget left- $107.50

There will be about a 1 inch sand bed with 7-12 pounds of live rock.

Stuck a cheap canopy together to hold the retrofit kit. Bought all the wood and supplies from lowes to build it.
Price- $12.50

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Tank with DIY canopy


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Just a couple more pictures...



Still need to get some wire clips and straighten the wires up....
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I'm so glad to see this bad boy resurrected! You'll do it good, man!!!



If y'all would like to see how this tank was built, check out this link:

What on earth is this mess? - Nano-Reef.com Forums


Here's the threads from when I had it set up. Was an awesome tank but I just had to move up to a slightly bigger system. Wanted to do SPS and LPS and just needed the water stability that only a larger system can give.

The Rock-Box nano, up and running. - Nano-Reef.com Forums
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Nice Justin!! cool to see a tank resurrected...and what a cool tank!!! Will you be using the sump part?

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That is a very unique set up, looking forward to seeing what you do with it.
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Yes Cammie I will be using the sump part. I think I am going to throw in some chemipure elite as well as a desk lamp with a bulb for a small refugium on it. I am very anxious to get it going this coming up week.
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It's not a standard 10g glass tank. The dimensions are slightly different, and I don't think sumps are allowed (unless you can consider that big part a DIY Aquaclear filter.... then maybe )




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I filled it up and it is really close to 10 gallons counting the sump so I don't really think that should matter with my outcome. I just wanted to set this up rather than a regular 10 gallon so it would be something different for people to look at.
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And different it is!




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Jeb, this is one thing I'd like to use some influence on and since we discussed the 10 gallon rules together as far as I'm concerned you're eligible, so no more of that crazy talk
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