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    Talking Synergy's 12 gal nano

    Hey everybody,

    Have been meaning to create a thread for my nano build for months and figured I better do it now before classes get started or else it will never get done. I'll start from the beginning.

    12 gal jbj
    70W Viper MH (20K ebay bulb)
    9W blue LED supplement
    12-15lbs? liverock
    10lbs? White playsand

    Chamber 1:
    Filter floss, chemi-pure, phosphate sponge

    Chamber 2:
    50W Heater, ATO

    Chamber 3:
    AquaC Remora, Maxi-jet 900 return pump

    Here is the tank when it was first set-up in April 2010
    PICT0010 1 - Synergy's 12 gal nano

    Switched the aquascape early on
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    Side view of the ledge
    PICT0025 1 - Synergy's 12 gal nano

    It went through a quick cycle, and I added a CUC and some frags a few weeks later.
    Last edited by Synergy; 08-25-2010 at 11:04 PM.

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    Tank looks great! Cant wait to see the pics of it full of coral!

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    Some frags I added on early, I lost most due to a bacterial bloom early on. Tank was cloudy for a week, and I let the O2 get too low. Moved the thermometer to the back chamber, and switched the return since the 90 degree was cutting off the flow too much
    PICT0091 - Synergy's 12 gal nano

    View of how the skimmer fits in, removed one of the heaters from chamber 2. Can also see the new return nozzle I am using.
    PICT0134 - Synergy's 12 gal nano

    Side view, the skimmer makes the tank look small, lowered the light since this picture
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    Overall shot, The little side lamp now houses a 9W blue LED to give me some more pop in my corals.
    PICT0043 1 - Synergy's 12 gal nano

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    More recent shot, no A/C in the house at school so had to run the fan at full blast 24/7 to keep the temp under 86.
    PICT0234 - Synergy's 12 gal nano

    Some corals
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    Nice Corallimorph colection!! That yellow fuji leather is pretty sweet too!

    Those 2 shrooms are lookin great! Seem to be lovin your tank!

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    PICT0249 - Synergy's 12 gal nano

    PICT0190 - Synergy's 12 gal nano

    Most recent full tank shot, about a week ago, but its has changed again. Had to move out of my old house and into a new, glued most of the stuff that was in the sand on the rocks. Looks much better now. I'll try to get some pics asap. But it will be moved again next week so might just wait until then.
    PICT0241 - Synergy's 12 gal nano

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    Killer little tank ya got there!
    "We shouldn't think of an environment where livestock can survive, we should ensure an environment where livestock can thrive."-Rabidgoose
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    very nice tank i have the same and hope mine looks that good when it grows out
    mines is only 5 months old
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    Double post.
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    Thanks for the comments! Still looking to add a few more corals, any ideas on what would look nice?

    Added some candy cane coral recently, got a freebie head from Sir Patrick (Thanks). I really liked the look so I picked up a few individual heads and glued them all together so it looks like a mini colony.

    Looking to stay with softies, for ease of care. Have a few sps in there now but might trade them in.

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