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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


Lights on minus one bulb
 

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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
10g "custom build" from acrylic/granite.. the RockBox Nano! - Page 2 - Reef Central Online Community
 

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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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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 :D)
 

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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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It's not a sump... it's a DIY Aquaclear :D
 

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I've got to ask...how much does that tank weigh?

Not so much as you'd think. Maybe about as much as a 40b empty.


Amazing on nano-reef.com it explains it being a sump but on here its not. I'm just a newbie though.

It's also referred to as a refugium. It's also referred to as a filter. Isn't any different than if someone were using a canister filter since it only adds a couple gallons to the system volume---- which, counting even the "sumpfilterfuge" adds up to barely 10g. The main display is actually smaller than a 10g.
 

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OK to clear up a few things...

Rule 1.d. states "You can build false walls to make your tank all-in-one or however you want to do it but you have to figure those materials in your budget."

The rule of not adding a sump was intended to make sure people weren't adding any capacity over 10 gallons to their system. Jeb's tank (including the other area that sum are referring to as a sump) is 10 gallons or less. It would be the same as using an 8 gallon biocube. It has a false wall but the total capacity is 10 gallons or less.

Let me know if this makes sense and if we need to clarify the rules.
 

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OK to clear up a few things...

Rule 1.d. states "You can build false walls to make your tank all-in-one or however you want to do it but you have to figure those materials in your budget."

The rule of not adding a sump was intended to make sure people weren't adding any capacity over 10 gallons to their system. Jeb's tank (including the other area that sum are referring to as a sump) is 10 gallons or less. It would be the same as using an 8 gallon biocube. It has a false wall but the total capacity is 10 gallons or less.

Let me know if this makes sense and if we need to clarify the rules.
+1. False wall-makes perfect sense. :)
 
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