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    Posted: October 18 2012 at 12:29pm
Lol well I got out a couple of months ago.... and a couple weeks ago I got the itch.. I first tried to ignore it and that didnt work, and it didnt help that my brother has been sending me pics of his tanks and has constantly been talking to me about them haha. sooo here I am.   I didnt want to go with anything big for a couple of reasons the main one being my wife murdering me. And I knew even going with a small take would be pushing my luck. I've had a nano before so I started looking on here for a used one. There were a couple of options I came across and I decided to go with the setup that Dion posted. It came with everything I needed to get it running (which was awesome since I literally sold everything doh!)

The other main reason for picking a small setup is low maintenance and cost of keeping it running. As of now I'm planning to keep softies only, and I'll eventually change out the pc lighting to LED's. I've found a clamp on led fixture on ebay for 25 bucks that I think I will try. some of you already know I'm all about the cheap ebay leds : )

The tank is currently getting a vinegar bath. It came with some dry sand that Im not sure where its from and the rock needs to be recycled. I'll probably throw that into a bucket with some diluted bleach water. I want to start with everything 100% dead. Any advise on that is appreciated as I've always started with live rock but the rock I have was live and I believe a couple of days ago is when It was pulled out to dry.

Here is a pic of my old nano just for fun


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Here is a link to the ebay led's

http://www.ebay.com/itm/380478829479?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649






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Welcome back, Kyle Big smile
 
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remember, don't fight the addiction, just go ahead and feed it!!!

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The sand is utah sand. Originally was in my 220. I washed and dried it when takeing that one down. The rock is a mixture of utah rock and store bought rock. I personally wouldnt put it in a bleach solution. That could haunt you for months to come. If you really want to kill it all off then bake the rock for 45 minutes at 300. There will be nothing alive. However remember no mater how you "Kill" everything you will have dead stuff in there that will have to cycle out.
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LOL  Hey your tank looks really nice in my home! Wink Good to see you back.  When you get ready to look for softies let me know.  I don't plan to move any softies into this new tank and once this new tank has all my other corals and fish in it, I plan to get rid of my softies and my Biocube.
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Thanks everyone glad to be back lol. Glad to hear the tank is looking good, pics?

Thanks for the info on that rock and sand Dion. I had heard about people using diluted bleach but I wasnt sure so Im glad you chimed in. I baked it tonight, the house smelled great! haha.






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Anyone know of a putty to use for gluing rock together that they'd recommend?






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I used water weld putty from home depot/Lowe's.
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I second the water weld. also known as aquamend, both stores carry it but I have some if you wanna come over and grab it

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Originally posted by ksmart ksmart wrote:

Anyone know of a putty to use for gluing rock together that they'd recommend?


Epo A+B Putty. The only way to go!
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Welcome back Kyle! Feel free to come over and check out my tank and talk fish.
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Nice! Another super local reefer. That makes at least 3of us within like less than a mile of each other.
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Cool thanks for the suggestions. Tyson are you sure?

And thanks Allen and Billy! we knew I couldn't stay away too long haha.







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I ended up using that water weld for the aquascape, so far I think its holding well.

Let me know what ya'll think!






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Here is a side shot, water was still cloudy when I took this pic






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Thanks Bob! Not a whole lot of rock but I like how much bigger the tank looks. Lots of sand real estate too.






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I've ordered a jbj surface skimmer for the tank.

for lighting Im still trying to decide whether or not I want to ditch the pc's and go with a led. My wife doesnt like the look of the open tank look but I really like the idea of having a clamp on led fixture. I found one on ebay that I think would get the job done. Its got 6-3watt led's 4 whites and 2 blues for 30 ish bucks. Its about 12 inches long so it would fit the tank pretty well and I think that many leds would be sufficient.






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