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Old 01/20/2018, 11:44 AM   #1
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Lightbulb 17gal Kitchen Counter Reef

17.1 gal Mr Aqua low iron rimless glass tank

custom overflow

AC70 filter converted to fuge

AutoAqua Smart Micro ATO

Maxspect Gyre XF230

Cobalt 100w Neo-Therm heather

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Old 01/20/2018, 11:45 AM   #2
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Old 01/20/2018, 12:20 PM   #3
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I really like it so far and the surface skimmer was a really good idea! keep us up to date.


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Old 01/20/2018, 04:50 PM   #4
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That is a great place for a tank! Looks nice. Your orange cat sure has cool markings!


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Old 01/20/2018, 10:43 PM   #5
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Following this one. I’m looking at setting up the same tank for my sons room.


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Old 01/21/2018, 10:14 AM   #6
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Thanks guys. Ive had several nano tanks in the past with this same setup and it works very well. Not only does it provide surface skimming, but allows a nice place to hide the heater and ATO.

This will be my first design with no teeth to guard the overflow. Looks and works great, but well see if any fish get back in there...


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Old 01/21/2018, 09:27 PM   #7
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Looks awesome, I love that overflow idea!
Do you have any pics of your previous tanks?


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Old 01/22/2018, 12:40 PM   #8
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10 gal bookshelf SPS tank -



20 long SPS -



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Old 01/22/2018, 02:49 PM   #9
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Very cool! I like your older tanks as well...

Looking forward to seeing this progress.


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Old 01/23/2018, 12:40 AM   #10
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Prior tanks look awesome!!

Please school me on what car is in the background of that last picture. All that is coming to mind is either an older corvette or porsche, or a cobra, and im still not 100% sure its one of those lol


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Old 01/23/2018, 12:43 AM   #11
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Thanks man. You're guess is right on!




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Old 01/24/2018, 02:52 PM   #12
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progress -

Everything is buttoned up in the overflow



Rocks are in and curing



GyreXF230 (half if it) is in place




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Old 01/30/2018, 12:25 AM   #13
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let there be light! Kessil a160WE added -








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Old 01/30/2018, 09:54 PM   #14
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Very nice!
Are you going to go with a skimmer? I have a tunze 9001 in a AC70 and it is working great!


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Old 01/31/2018, 12:24 AM   #15
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Thanks! Id like to keep this as simple as possible, so I'll go skimmerless. Never found the need for one, even in my other tanks. Weekly water changes should do the trick again.


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Old 02/02/2018, 03:30 PM   #16
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Looks awesome! Any problem with the felines jumping in it now? ��


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Old 02/02/2018, 09:52 PM   #17
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this isn't their first rodeo with an open tank, they know to stay out now.

but, I did get a sweet deal on an a360we with controller, so that is now mounted instead of the 160-






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Old 02/09/2018, 03:14 PM   #18
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Looking great. I like the half gyre, might have to look into that.


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Old 02/18/2018, 09:56 PM   #19
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Looking good, I’m currently setting up a Nuvo 14G peninsula also on my kitchen counter similar to yours! I’ve got a Kessil 160WE for it currently.


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Awesome! I believe a high visibility area like the kitchen counter demands a certain level of aesthetics, so I'm keeping this as clean and minimalist as possible. Exposed wires and equipment has to be at the minimum. Kessils really help in the small footprint.


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