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Old 09-16-2011, 10:20 PM   #91
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No idea really. I still have to make the tank.
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Old 09-16-2011, 10:22 PM   #92
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Filter top has been cut out using an xacto knife. I reccomend using something else lol. It was a rough cut

Following this as a guide:

http://www.nano-reef.com/forums/inde...owtopic=192628

I have the exact same filter btw..
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Old 09-17-2011, 12:51 PM   #93
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This is a pretty long thread, sorry if it was discussed already. But, you could pretty easily cycle with just base rock. That stuff causes pretty high ammonia spikes once it's underwater again.
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Old 09-17-2011, 11:30 PM   #94
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This is a pretty long thread, sorry if it was discussed already. But, you could pretty easily cycle with just base rock. That stuff causes pretty high ammonia spikes once it's underwater again.
Yea I am going to cycle with both I guess. Cause now I have both.
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Old 09-17-2011, 11:40 PM   #95
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Ok so I finished my first DIY, lol shouldve posted in DIY but I want it here.

AC110 Fuge Custom using the directions above.

A few notes after doing it:

-That dremel tool is probably extremely nice to use on the top. I used a dull xacto knife lol, I cracked pieces of the top but its only cosmetic (and it already has a large melted spot) so long as it does the job.

-It was my first time using silicone. I definately did not pop the top piece to break the seal well enough or something, cause it all popped out the back lol I had to spread it with my homemade spreading tool (a stick lol)

-I had the perfect amount of super glue (the gel kind is so nice) so you may need more if you so choose

-I ended up having one spare tube of silicone. I didnt know how much I needed. I didnt even finish the one tube so one tube is enough ( and I used A LOT, due to the back blowing out and no accuracy with silicone)

-The plastic paint was nice. I did two coats for the heck of it. One wouldve been ok.

I know it was sloppy...but if it gets the job done idc..

I may be forgetting other things but Ill post them if I remember. Now onto the pics...
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Old 09-17-2011, 11:42 PM   #96
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DIY 110 Fuge build

more pics...

lol ask questions if you want. They should be in order of oldest to newest throughout the build
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Old 09-17-2011, 11:43 PM   #97
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Fuge Build cont..

The engine of the filter is used as a temporary powerhead in the last picture.

The first is the brands i used if you wanted exact ones.
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Old 09-17-2011, 11:56 PM   #98
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Looks good man, nice to see decent pics come up. I like the scape, a bit of twaking will make it comfortable
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Thanks man lol I have three more pieces I can work with too lol. Love the new pics for your tank! Always looks good!
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Old 09-18-2011, 05:32 PM   #100
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Built

Cloudy water... assembled in room

The rock in the dead center will be moved but has some live parts to it so I am using it for the cycle

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