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Ziggy953 09-09-2010 12:05 PM

Ziggy's Nano Build
 
Hey gang!

For those who will probably make comments like: "about time", "what took you so long", "I can't believe it's not real butter", and of course "fill it to the rim, with brim", here is what I have to say about all of that; BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH, and fliberdijibbit! With that out of the way lets get this party started!

As many of you know I had a 120g reef that spawned from a 72g reef and was lost due to sudden life changes. Life has settled back down and I have the ability to set up a tank again. I can't do the tank I want because of living arrangements (apartment life and large tanks just don't mix well) so I'll be putting together a 24g JBJ nano cube. The only thing that will be stock on this system is the glass box and that is subject to change as well. I have just accepted a position with a LFS in my area and have access to a few other options so I may be upgrading my tank before I get started. More on that later.

Here's where I am to date:

24g tank
Heat sink for LEDs
LEDs
Power supply
rock
sand
pumps
RO/DI system
heaters

Here's what I need:

Stand
refractometer
test kits
plumbing supplies to hook up ro/di
salt
Skimmer
Other crap that I can't think of right now.

The idea behind this initial post is to get things rolling. I'm in the process of laying out the LEDs. I'm in the design phase for the LED housing, still not 100% sure how I want to mount the lights over the tank. I'm leaning towards a free floating box that does not sit on top of the tank. Not sure yet.

More to come...

Tank2379 09-09-2010 12:10 PM

Nice Ziggy- Nice to see you coming back into the hobby- But it's about itme...LOL... :thumb:

Ziggy953 09-09-2010 12:13 PM

Thanks!!! I've been itching to get back at it, Jimbo and Pat8you have not helped with the additions of new systems in their lives. The three of us took a trip to Pacific East Aquaculture last weekend while Jimbo was in town. Great trip and some awesome corals, that along with the new job I've been pushed over the edge to get back into SW.

Smitty 09-09-2010 12:14 PM

Lol... first thing I was going to say was 'bout time!

Glad to see things coming together. I know you've been talking about it for a bit so you must be super excited! Tagging along!

Jimbo7 09-09-2010 12:15 PM

*gasp* Is this..for real? You're finally getting off your lazy behind?

Ziggy953 09-09-2010 12:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Smitty (Post 1155490)
Lol... first thing I was going to say was 'bout time!

Glad to see things coming together. I know you've been talking about it for a bit so you must be super excited! Tagging along!

Glad to have you tagging along! I will be documenting every step of the process. Lots of pics (famous for that anyway) and lots of mess to read

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jimbo7 (Post 1155491)
*gasp* Is this..for real? You're finally getting off your lazy behind?

Yeah yeah yeah...breath into that paper bag!

Tank2379 09-09-2010 01:17 PM

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Originally Posted by Ziggy953 (Post 1155489)
Thanks!!! I've been itching to get back at it, Jimbo and Pat8you have not helped with the additions of new systems in their lives. The three of us took a trip to Pacific East Aquaculture last weekend while Jimbo was in town. Great trip and some awesome corals, that along with the new job I've been pushed over the edge to get back into SW.

Funny... Jimbo lives in my neck of the woods and still have not meet the guy yet... :)

Ziggy953 09-09-2010 01:18 PM

Since I like to take pictures and post pictures here are some of the tank and the LEDs

https://a.imageshack.us/img225/8425/030dsh.jpg
https://a.imageshack.us/img818/7672/026i.jpg
https://a.imageshack.us/img818/9190/025bn.jpg

Tank2379 09-09-2010 01:20 PM

I think pendant style will really look great on there...

Ziggy953 09-09-2010 01:22 PM

That's kinda what I'm thinking too. I will build the top out of MDF and paint it black to match but I want it free floating and hinged so it can flip up and out of my way if I need to work in the tank. I like the idea of it being open to allow for air flow. I dont know yet. I may end up with a little bit larger tank so I'm not 100% sure what I'm going to do just yet.

Tank2379 09-09-2010 01:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ziggy953 (Post 1155508)
That's kinda what I'm thinking too. I will build the top out of MDF and paint it black to match but I want it free floating and hinged so it can flip up and out of my way if I need to work in the tank. I like the idea of it being open to allow for air flow. I dont know yet. I may end up with a little bit larger tank so I'm not 100% sure what I'm going to do just yet.


How big do you think you can go in your place?

Jimbo7 09-09-2010 01:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tank2379 (Post 1155504)
Funny... Jimbo lives in my neck of the woods and still have not meet the guy yet... :)

:ninja:
Haha, I'm down at school most of the time, and I have been outta the game for awhile. As soon as I get some frags I'm sure we'll meet. :p

Ziggy953 09-09-2010 02:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tank2379 (Post 1155511)
How big do you think you can go in your place?

Technically I'm not supposed to have a tank in the apartment at all. No pets allowed. Tell that to the crazy woman upstairs with the yappy little dog that wakes me up in the middle of the night.

I could probably get away with as big as 75g but I'm not looking to go that large here. Perfecto makes a RR nano that is 42g it's cube shaped and pretty cool. I'm looking into getting one of those.

Ziggy953 09-09-2010 03:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tank2379 (Post 1155504)
Funny... Jimbo lives in my neck of the woods and still have not meet the guy yet... :)

I've known Jimbo and Pat for a couple of years. Pat lives near me and Jimbo was down visiting. We try and get together when everyone is in town and do something. This time it was Pacific East Aquaculture. They also made a trip to Baltimore to the Aquarium, I passed on that but will be there this Saturday with my kiddo.

Tank2379 09-09-2010 03:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ziggy953 (Post 1155535)
I've known Jimbo and Pat for a couple of years. Pat lives near me and Jimbo was down visiting. We try and get together when everyone is in town and do something. This time it was Pacific East Aquaculture. They also made a trip to Baltimore to the Aquarium, I passed on that but will be there this Saturday with my kiddo.


That's cool... It's alway nice to meet up with other reefers and talk about our hobby and life... :).. Can't wait to see more of your build- 42G does sound good...

Aquarium1 09-09-2010 04:48 PM

Dang! Hasn't even been 5 hours and you already have 2 pgs haha. Definitely gonna follow this one :popcorn:

melosu58 09-09-2010 04:52 PM

Good luck on the build Allen.

neilanh 09-09-2010 07:53 PM

about time, what took you so long? I can't believe it's not real butter, and of course fill it to the rim, with brim!

Glad to see you finally doing this. Lemme know what I can help with.

Which LFS are you working at?

Ziggy953 09-09-2010 07:53 PM

Thanks Mike!! I recently accepted a position at an LFS and have access to a lot of stuff so my build should be pretty interesting.

Already have plans on the rock and could have it tomorrow but I will be busy. Going to NYC on Sunday for a couple days then the build and work begin.

Ziggy953 09-09-2010 07:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by neilanh (Post 1155611)
about time, what took you so long? I can't believe it's not real butter, and of course fill it to the rim, with brim!

Glad to see you finally doing this. Lemme know what I can help with.

Which LFS are you working at?

I'm going to have to make a trip to your place to help you frag that tank of yours and help clean out the garage! PM me on the other info


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