LA_Mixed_Reef

Joining the ranks of the itty bitty fishy committee....

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So as you can see in the previous pictures, I have a really nice piece of cardboard holding up the front of the light because it is too heavy for the arm. And because I have problems, I made the decision to design a way to suspend the light. Nothing came from my thoughts without some type of lip over the glass so my solution was to make a hood for the tank. 

 

Pics of my idea and the little progress that has been made:

 

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This is a test fit to the top of the tank. And I need some input, should i clear the aluminum or should it be painted?

 

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Paint it paperbag brown, paint two black eyes on it, & call it a Saints fan! Lol Nah just kidding. I think it'd look even mo' betta if you could just clear coat it, so it stays the same but protects it... not sure if that'd even work.

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Thanks for the suggestions, I found that the hood seemed too tall so I will be cutting off an inch of it. The clear seems like the best choice for me as I like the look of the aluminum. But I have decided to add some black annodised bolts to it in order to give it an accent color, which matches the background color.

I will be taking pictures of the changes when I get back to the office so I can make the changes.

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Since I am sitting at my desk today, we can have a little update of the desktop 4g pico. 

 

My seabae clown jumped out of a 1" hole and got cooked so I replaced him with an angel.... so far no nipping. 

Also, some of the corals have lost some of the color from the new lights being so much more intense. 

 

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Hello everyone, long time no talk. I have an update to the tank and looking to move it. All the tank details can be found in earlier messages and you will be able to find the modifications that have been done. 

 

However the tank is now for sale. I am looking for $200 even for everything, livestock and system. 

 

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Lightened the load of the original heatsink so that it stands on its own. 

 

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Just now, LA_Mixed_Reef said:

Hello everyone, long time no talk. I have an update to the tank and looking to move it. All the tank details can be found in earlier messages and you will be able to find the modifications that have been done. 

 

However the tank is now for sale. I am looking for $200 even for everything, livestock and system. 

 

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Lightened the load of the original heatsink so that it stands on its own. 

 

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Holy crap, Jared is alive! 

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It is wonderful, the entire office gets to do the upkeep on it :) 

 

It is just about maintenance free just add top off water from the Kenwood tap on a weekly basis and I do a waterchange about once every 1.5 months. But I am going to set up a new tank that will house freshwater shrimp.... I know i am a traitor. lol

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Hey everyone, been really busy with work. Still havent gone to the darkside. I tried to run a shrimp tank but decided it was too much work to have both at work. This is what i am looking at now, thinking about getting rid of the pigmy and gettting a platnum with a rose. Hope everyone is doing well!

 

 

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