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EMUreefs 12g Dresser Tank


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    Well i ended up finding a guy wanting to trade a Nano cube 12g DX for some zoa's.. so i jumped on it. I've been looking for a small tank for my room and now i have it.

    Plan for this tank is zoa/acan dominated. 2 clowns, maybe semi picasso's.

    Cleaned the hood today, the fans were making noise so i oiled them and cleaned it up a bit.

    At first i was just gonna leave the tank how it was and leave the sand that came with it as he just drained it the day i picked it up... but now that i look at it im just gonna get new sand, i feel better doing that.

    So tomorrow im gonna empty the sand out and clean the tank , gonna run some white vinegar through the pump and such make sure its all nice and clean.

    Gonna be picking up some rock on friday from a fellow reefer.

    Gonna hopefully come up with a sweet aquascape for this lil tank.. hopefully some over hangs or somethin different.

    IMG 2739 - EMUreefs 12g Dresser Tank
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    gl i luved my little tank when i had it probly wont be long till i set it up agin
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    Sweet Little acan tank!!!

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    alright did some small things today.
    Picked up new sand from petsmart.

    Also felt like tackling a Surface skimmer so i knew i had some acrylic laying around, looked at lowes and home depot for acrylic glue with no success so i figured before i buy any online ill give gorilla glue super glue a shot.

    with a dremel and some acrylic i was able to throw together a somewhat interesting surface skimmer. Some of you may ask what a surface skimmer does for a nano cube? Nano cubes already have a somewhat functional surface skimmer built in but still allows for level changes in the DT with a overflow type surface skimmer the levels will stay the same.

    So here it is, not the cleanest build but tomorrow test to see how well it works.

    I plan on cleaning out the old sand tomorrow along with cleaning the tank up and running some vinager/water through the system. hopefully by days end i can put water in. my plan for water is using 10g's that i plan on changing out of my 90g and put a few rocks in from the sump.

    now a couple pics.

    IMG 2741 - EMUreefs 12g Dresser Tank
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    alright after much discussion i decided to try normal super glue instead of the gorilla glue super glue. and it worked fine i was also able to clean up the build a lil bit so here are the pics.

    old on the left, new on the right
    IMG 2743 - EMUreefs 12g Dresser Tank

    and the new one.
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    the old one
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    alright it offically looks like an aquarium now.

    Not gonna say much, took water from my 90g tank when i did a water change and put that water into the nano for now, to let it cycle, atleast the sand. Took some choice small pieces out of my sump and put them in the nano.


    there is no aquascape.. i have bigger plans for that right now...
    Hoping to sell some zoa's, gonan replace the stock pump with a MJ900, i used a 1200 but the surface skimmer could hardly keep up. Going with a koralia evolution 240. possibly pick up a more reliable heater.

    THAN......... LEDS...............

    2 vids of the surface skimmer.

    Water test to see how this thing works


    Glued in place and with saltwater in it.


    IMG 2757 - EMUreefs 12g Dresser Tank
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    IMG 2759 - EMUreefs 12g Dresser Tank

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    Lookin good man! The overflow idea was awsome!

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    looking good russ cant wait to see it full of nems :-]
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    I like your idea of a surface skimmer, this tank will be fun to watch as it grows.
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    Thanks guys i hope the aqua scape goes how i have it pictured in my head!

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