My new DIY 140l build

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Tx m8 im not gonna lie the electrics have given me a headache, mainly second guessing myself. Its not something im comfortable with..

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On another note im realizing that a small foot print doesnt lend itself to a tall scape.. i may have too settle with this ive still got some colonized Lr to go in which is difficult to place without placing so fill it and hope it fits I suppose ;  )

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Ready for the water now : ) job for tomorrow i think..

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That looks pretty good.
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Aaaarrrr! Trust me to buy a cheap 300w heater thats not submersible? Why would they even make such a thing? So theres a 20mm between the minimum fill and the top of the cap.. happily filling my sump and pumping thro when BANG!!! ive let it over fill slightly blowing a brand new ( all be it cheap ) heater and possibly my stc? So off to the lfs after work to buy a new over priced heater and fingers crossed my thermostat has survived the blow out : (
Why make a heater that has to be fully submerged but cant get wet?? Pfft. One day ill get some fish in this tank..... maybe?

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Oh that's rubbish, at least you can pick one up today. How about getting an aquaroache pillar to add some height? Possibly a bit late now.

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Tanks stable and all live stock in and settled.. now the waiting game to see where my nem decides to live so i can arrange my corals accordingly ; ) my test results as of now are..... any comments welcome

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Reply #37

just read the whole thread. Tis a good piece of work. Fair shout.  :grin:

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Reply #38

Can't wait to see this stocked.
Really neat nano tank.

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Reply #39

Tx ill post some more pics when it settles

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Overflows.... whats the trick?
Ok so i have 2 powerheads 1x all pond sullotions 2300 and 1x jecod rw8 (cant use this on the lowest of settings may see if i can trade for the rw4 with someone)
I cant seem to find a good placement to get crud up to the surface and down the overflows? any tips? Not much point in having a sump if its not being fed : )

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2min algae scrubber... lets see what it can do?

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Reply #42

Nice looking tank that

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Tx steve : ) still wip, but are they ever finished?

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Reply #44

everything seems to be staying stable week 3.

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