My IM Fluval 10G ZOA build

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  1. Jeffery Kilpatrick

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    I like my fluval evo 13.5 20170626_140136.jpg
     
  3. Jeffery Kilpatrick

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    Nice setup..i went with the tank and light I posted earlier due to reviews that I read about them. I'm trying to do this tank as cheap as possible..now I just have to come up with a fool proof top off system or just add it daily. Now to look at some reefscappi g for ideas I want a central spire with levels to put different types of zoas on

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    i like that rock
     

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    I tried to get one of those zoa bonsai tree but cant find them for sale anywhere.
     
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    I think I am going to change this post into my build post of my new tank, it will take some time to get going since i am going to wait until I get back from vacation in the first week of September, then i am going to start from scratch now live rock all base rock. so my cycle will be a few weeks. However, here is what I've done so far. I made two media reactors that will hold Bio Pellets, carbon, and G 20170712_191651_resized.jpg 20170712_201032_resized.jpg 20170712_191638_resized.jpg 20170712_200444_resized.jpg 20170712_200449_resized.jpg 20170712_200504_resized.jpg 20170712_200545_resized.jpg 20170712_202600_resized.jpg
     
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    I'm Working on building a stand so far i have a sketch of it that i built on sketch up...if you want the design file from sketch up i can email it to you. i will post the pictures as i build the stand. caveat I am not a master builder so it might not look exactly like the pic but i hope it turns out just like it. don't mind the measurements in the pic since i cant post a 3D representation of it the measurements don't exactly match up. fishtank.png
     
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    next i will be making my DIY ATO, its nothing special just a float switch, extension cord and toms aqua lifter pump but i will post pics when i make it.
     
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    Would've never thought of doing that....nice work
     
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    I have the same tank so I'm looking forward to seeing how the stand comes out
     
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    That's why I love google...i was looking last night about diy reef rock so I can get the shapes I want and I came across this....

    So know I think I'm going to do something like that so I can grow out zoas and frag them easier...off to home depot....

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    What is the stock light on the tank?
     
  14. Jeffery Kilpatrick

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    I got the tank with out the light so I'm not too sure, I bought the wave point 6in led light

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    Finally finished the tank stand..only thing I have to do is add a bottom shelf inside the stand. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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    very nice....adding a door to that to hold all your fish stuff?

    Also i'm more than likely going to steal your build idea ;)
     
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    There is a door the front panel pulls off

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    Front panel removed [​IMG]

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    Also has 4 adjustable feet to make it level, since my floor isn't perfectly level

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    Just let me know and I can send you the dimensions, but it's not a very complex build....

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