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Old 10-16-2012, 03:40 PM   #1
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DIY All-In-One Reef

Ok, so I've been looking at all-in-one tanks, and they are super expensive. I know it's expensive to build your own, but I think it would be cool to design my own. I want to make something with about 8 gallons. It's going to be a saltwater nano reef. I want to do something with hidden components. I've heard that I don't really needs filtration system or a sump, and that all I would really need is a power head and thermometer and hydrometer. Is that correct?

What kind of design could I do to hide behind the cube section? What would I have to do, just drill a hole for the water to get in an a place to stick the power head out? And vents to Lear the heated water back in?

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Old 10-17-2012, 09:11 PM   #2
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No hydrometer for a reef. Refractometers are a lot more accurate. And you could get black acrylic and drill some holes and make a powerhead opening and a couple holes for the heater. The powerhead would circulate water over the heater.
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