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PostSubject: Frag tank!   Frag tank! Icon_minitime4/4/2012, 11:15 am

So I had an idea to build an acrylic wall in a 20 long for a frag system when I found this on another board.

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So coming soon will be a 20L all-in-one. I'm going to use an oceanic 20l obtained at the first usafishbox auction, and this wall. The first chamber will hold chaeto which will also act as poor mans mechanical filtration. Second chamber will be purigen and chemi pure elite, and the third will hold a maxi 12 with a hydor rotating deflector for the return. I estimate 5 pounds of rubble, a three tier eggcrate shelf to hold frags, and the lighting will be handled by a 30" current sundial 4x24w fixture with all ATI blue+ bulbs. Ok, well maybe a purple one in there to handle red accents, but that's the plan. The idea is to have a setup easy enough to run in the house, but also easy enough to break down to carry to frag swaps. It will also be bear bottom. I'll post pics of the actual build as soon as my new parts get here.
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PostSubject: Re: Frag tank!   Frag tank! Icon_minitime4/4/2012, 12:29 pm

Can't wait to see it! usafishbox

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PostSubject: Re: Frag tank!   Frag tank! Icon_minitime4/4/2012, 12:50 pm

this looks very familiar!
good luck with the build bro!
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PostSubject: Re: Frag tank!   Frag tank! Icon_minitime4/19/2012, 2:24 pm

So it came in, exactly as advertised, and exactly like the pic in the first post. That said, this was made specifically for a top fin 20L, which is the petsmart line. So another 32.99 and some silicone later...


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Leak test tonight!
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PostSubject: Re: Frag tank!   Frag tank! Icon_minitime4/19/2012, 5:08 pm

were they making and selling those chambers?
or did you just come up on them from some random forum member selling it off?
looks bad@$$!

i would like a set of them for my 20L

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PostSubject: Re: Frag tank!   Frag tank! Icon_minitime4/19/2012, 8:56 pm

umm... I'll like pm you somewhere or something.
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PostSubject: Re: Frag tank!   Frag tank! Icon_minitime4/20/2012, 9:44 am

got your pm thanks!

this 20L projet can end up beeing a cool piece on a table that seperates my sofas

keep us up with updates bro. wanna see how yours comes out
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PostSubject: Re: Frag tank!   Frag tank! Icon_minitime4/20/2012, 9:56 am

Well the first update goes as follows...

Forgot to put silicone on the baffle that goes all the way to the bottom. Thus completely rendering the baffled overflows useless. Tore it all out last night, cleaned the silicone back off. Letting the tank dry before I try again today.

This will be bare bottom for ease of transport to and from frag shows. I'm thinking of going with the black granite textured spray paint seen here, and maybe a black background. I really want the colors to pop on corals for show purposes so I think this is the best way.

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PostSubject: Re: Frag tank!   Frag tank! Icon_minitime4/20/2012, 11:27 am

thats pretty cool
never really thought of that.
how often do you plan on moving the tank around?
how many frag swapa and meetings do you go to on a regular basis?


sucks about the baffles. have fun putting it back together again hah
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PostSubject: Re: Frag tank!   Frag tank! Icon_minitime4/20/2012, 11:54 am

I usually shoot for one swap a year. It's a lot of prep and bs.
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PostSubject: Re: Frag tank!   Frag tank! Icon_minitime4/20/2012, 12:55 pm

true.
i have some buddy over in Los angeles and orange county that have to deal with
the coral farmers market here. its once a year but really a pain. i get to help set up about 3-4 booths. its kinda fun. they usually hook it up for helping them set up.
but this year i dont have any tanks set up so i guess im working for free....


once set up
are you going to run this all the time for frags or just use it for the swaps?
what are you going to use to light it?
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PostSubject: Re: Frag tank!   Frag tank! Icon_minitime4/20/2012, 1:46 pm

4x24w t5 atm. I don't know if I'm going to use it all the time for frags yet or not.
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