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    Default Tanglovers NPS 60g Rimless

    Tank was first filled July of last year.

    We were going to do an Elos Mini (bought the tank and everything), then started aquascaping it to quickly find out it as just too small. We decided to go a 60g tank. Originally this build was going to be LPS and clams but now will be all NPS.

    Tank Stats So Far:

    Tank: Miracles 60g - 36" x 22" x 18" (L x W x H), starfire on front and both sides. Black back and internal overflow with single 1" drain and 3/4" return line. Black Silicone, glass is about 7/16" thick.

    Sump: Standard 15g Glass Tank, bubble trap with baffles

    Stand: I built it, 2x4 stand skinned with 1/2" plywood, paiinted with oil based paint, gloss white to match our upstairs trim. There is a removable front that I am in the process of painting.

    Skimmer: Bubble Magus NAC7 Cone In Sump Skimmer

    Return Pump: Eheim 1250, just enough to turn it over, rest of flow will be intank

    Intank Flow: Two Vortech MP40 wES

    Lighting: Single 12" Aqua Illuminations Module, this will allow for a few LPS without lighting the whole tank and potential issues for the NPS. Light tree was DIY using come 1/2" conduit and some paint.

    Auto Top Off: Tunze Osmolater and a 5g glass tank reservoir under the stand

    Ca/Alk Control: DIY Two Part Dosing with Drews Dosing Pumps - Considering Eliminating - Not Hooked Up

    Rock and Sand: Rock is all Marco Rock that has been cut and epoxied together, roughly 30 lbs. Sand is Carib Sea Special Sea Floor Grade - 40lbs 'seeded' with 10lbs Aragalive.

    Here are a couple quick shots from before I put the water in:

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    Few Pics From Back in September:

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    Few pics from today:

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    Minebea:
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    Male Ventralis Anthias:
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    Awsome NPS tank Scott!!!

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    Tank runs about 68-69 degrees year round, no chiller. Just very low electricity use and rimless.

    I have an auto-feeding mini fridge setup I will get pics up of as well. Been a fun tank and love the NPS corals!

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    Here are a couple shots of the auto feeding, mini fridge. The design has been copied from the big NPS experts. It utilizes an Avanti fridge (most energy efficent - under 60 watts), bubble magus triple head doser, kent venturi. I then hooked in a 25 watt UV sterilizer because I prefer to run UV on all my systems. The water leaves the sump via the return pump, flows through the UV, then into the fridge where the venturi is and then into the display tank. This way the foods being dosed are going straight into the tank.

    IMG 0925 - Tanglovers NPS 60g Rimless

    I am automatically feeding Reed Mariculture / Reef Nutrition products - Shellfish Diet 1800 (phyto mix), Roti-Feast and Oyster Feast.

    IMG 0926 - Tanglovers NPS 60g Rimless

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    Quote Originally Posted by tanglovers View Post
    Here are a couple shots of the auto feeding, mini fridge. The design has been copied from the big NPS experts. It utilizes an Avanti fridge (most energy efficent - under 60 watts), bubble magus triple head doser, kent venturi. I then hooked in a 25 watt UV sterilizer because I prefer to run UV on all my systems. The water leaves the sump via the return pump, flows through the UV, then into the fridge where the venturi is and then into the display tank. This way the foods being dosed are going straight into the tank.

    IMG 0925 - Tanglovers NPS 60g Rimless

    I am automatically feeding Reed Mariculture / Reef Nutrition products - Shellfish Diet 1800 (phyto mix), Roti-Feast and Oyster Feast.

    IMG 0926 - Tanglovers NPS 60g Rimless
    Thats just sweet.

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    nice autofeed system! that is just nuts but i love it at the same time! takes some hard work and dedication to do something like that! very nice!

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    Great looking tank! A project I would really like to try someday!

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    I love the little fridge feeder! Wow such a neat tank TL. Love it!! Thanks for sharing.

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    This tank is by far my favorite system I have had to date (including the new and settling in 520g display, 950g system downstairs). It is just so different and fun. Can look at doing inverts and corals once considered impossible to keep!

    The mini fridge auto feeding setup is quite simple really and means I do not have to feed by hand multiple times daily.

    Thanks for the compliments on this! The fridge is located in our closet behind the fish tank so as a result you do not see any of it from the living room where the tank is at. Also the fridge is super quiet so though it is in the closet of our bedroom you never hear it.

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    I copied the whole mini fridge idea from a couple of the very experienced non-photo guys online. Aquabacs, Uhuru and Steve Weast are the main people responsible for the design.

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